The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Scientific Officer (Ref. 16100306-IE)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Full Time
Intermediate (3-6 years)
English, Cantonese

Job Description

Scientific Officer (Ref. 16100306-IE)

Location: Hunghom


Scientific Officer (Ref. 16100306-IE)


The appointee will be responsible for all technical tasks and administrative duties for the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory. He/She will be required to:

(a)   take up a supervisory role and allocate job duties to junior technical staff in the Structural Engineering Unit;

(b)   supervise laboratory sessions and assist in the fabrication, setup, instrumentation and testing of research projects, which are carried out in or outside the laboratories/workshops of the Department;

(c)   provide technical support and operate the 10000kN Multi-purpose Testing System, loading frames, actuators, data acquisition systems, LVDTs, loadcells, inclinometers, overhead crane and forklift truck, etc.

(d)   coordinate teaching and research support activities in the laboratories/workshops of the Department;

(e)   provide assistance to academics in charge of laboratories in management and development of laboratories/workshops;

(f)   provide support to departmental events, e.g. University Information Day and Orientation Day; and

(g)   perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a)   a recognized degree in Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related disciplines;

(b)   at least five years’ relevant post-qualification experience, preferably with working experience in a technical position in the field of Civil Engineering or relevant disciplines in a university;

(c)   formal training and supervisory experience, with proven experience in administration/management of workshops or laboratories;

(d)   a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua; and

(e)   strong analytical skills, and good interpersonal and communication skills.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please submit application form via email to [email redacted, apply via Jobable]; by fax at 2764 3374; in person to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon; or by mail to the above address. If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from The closing date for application is Monday, 24 October 2016. Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at


Technical Skills

  • Technical Support
  • Training