Senior Animal Health Technician
Location: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, 5/F., Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
DutiesA Senior Animal Health Technician is mainly deployed on (a) undertaking laboratory work in connection with the laboratory diagnostic and surveillance testing for avian influenza and/or other livestock diseases; (b) reporting laboratory test results; (c) preparing statistical reports, compiling laboratory data and preparing laboratory documents; (d) assisting in the evaluation of new diagnostic methods for the detection of disease in animal samples; (e) implementing laboratory management system to ensure full compliance with the guidelines on laboratory accreditation system as set out by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia; (f) carrying out laboratory administrative work including supervision of junior staff, procurement and inventory management; and (g) carrying out any other duties as required.
(Note: Required to work on shift in remote area of the New Territories and irregular hours including evenings, weekends, Sundays and public holidays.)
Entry RequirementsThe applicant should (a) have a bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution/university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; (b) be registered under Part I of the Register of the Medical Laboratory Technologists Board of Hong Kong; (c) have at least seven years of post-qualification experience in diagnostic laboratory, or equivalent, at least three years of which should be at supervisory level; (d) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent. Preference would be given to those candidates with at least three years working experience in a laboratory accredited under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), or equivalent.
(Note: ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.)