Term Research Assistant I / II


Technical Skills

  • Product Design

Job Description

Term Research Assistant I / II

In 2016/17, THEi is offering 20 degree programmes through three faculties.

Faculty of Design and Environment: Advertising, Fashion Design, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture (2-year professional programme), Horticulture and Landscape Management, and Surveying (jointly with the Faculty of Science and Technology).
Faculty of Management and Hospitality: Sports and Recreation Management, Culinary Arts and Management, Professional Accounting, Hotel Operations Management, Public Relations and Management, and Retail Management.
Faculty of Science and Technology: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Management, Building Services Engineering, Health Care, Food Science and Safety, Multimedia Technology and Innovation, and Information and Communications Technology.

In 2016/17, seven programmes (Fashion Design, Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Landscape Management, Culinary Arts and Management, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Engineering and Management) are in the Government’s Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors, which provides subsidies to students varying from $40,000 to $70,000 per year.

All the programmes are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Most of them are also accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

A new campus is being built on a site in Chai Wan next door to the Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) campus at Chai Wan. It is scheduled for completion in 2017/18.

Employment Period: 12 months

Major Duties:
The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator in conducting research work and experiments related to microbiology and protein sciences. He/she will be required to perform experiments and collect and analyse data.

For the post of Term Research Assistant I, applicants should have a master’s degree in biochemistry, biology, or related disciplines; or a relevant bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience; or equivalent.

For the post of Term Research Assistant II, applicants should have a recognised sub-degree in biochemistry, biology, or related disciplines.

Those with hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques and statistical analyses are preferred but not essential. Applicants should also have good command of both Chinese and English. Fresh graduates are also welcome to apply.

(1) The appointee may be required to perform duties at different sites and work irregular hours, shifts and on Saturdays and Sundays.
(2) The remuneration package will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
(3) Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: O/THEi-SGEL/TERM_RAI_II/10/16) need not apply.

A completed application form [VTC-1 (Rev. 12/2012)], together with an application letter and full curriculum vitae, should be sent to The Registry, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Room 315, 20A Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, New Territories, Hong Kong. Please specify on the envelope the reference of the post.

Closing date for application: 26 November 2016

The Institute reserves the right not to fill the post(s). Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only and will be destroyed within 24 months.

Employment TypeContract
Education LevelHigher Diploma / Associate Degree