Senior Research Assistant in the Division of Architectural Conservation in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref.: 499333) (to commence in February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary)
Applicants should have a postgraduate qualification in Science (Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Geology etc.) with research interest in built heritage conservation, and preferably with experience in applied science in conservation. Experience in characterisation and assessment of historic built fabric, and instrumental analysis are required (FTIR and XRD application are preferred). They should also have competence in written and spoken English, and good teamwork skills. Experience/research interest in any of the following: XRF, XRD, FTIR, PLM (e.g. petrography), Raman, SEM, SEM-EDS, ICP-OES/ ICP-AES is desirable. Publications and/or research track record of built heritage conservation or applied science, teaching experience or basic knowledge of Chinese would be an advantage.
The appointee will work on contract research and academic research projects related to architectural conservation: deterioration of building materials, investigation of material properties and conservation of architectural finishes. He/She will also work on analytic investigations of cultural materials in the Architectural Conservation Laboratory (ACLab) and will help to further strengthen the collaboration with other laboratories on campus. He/She will be tasked with the organisation of equipment maintenance and equipment loan/measurement time organisation. He/She may also assist in teaching on the application of science in cultural heritage conservation in the courses related to the ACLab.
For details about ACLab, please visit https://fac.arch.hku.hk/aclab/ .
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until January 5, 2020 (extended to January 28, 2020), or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.