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Technical Officer (2 posts)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502809
Work type: Full-time
Department: Centre for Comparative Medicine Research (21800)
Categories: Executive / Technical / Support
Hong Kong

Technical Officer (2 posts) in the Centre for Comparative Medicine Research (Ref.: 502809) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis or one-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal)

For post (A), applicants should possess a Higher Diploma or above in Computer Engineering or Information Technology, with at least 2 years’ relevant experience.  They should have a good command of written and spoken Chinese and English; and proficiency in database management and SQL programming.  Experience in handling system development projects would be an advantage.

The appointee will assist in implementation, management and maintenance of information systems; and research data management.  He/She will also design templates, liaise with IT systems vendors, provide technical support for the end-users and staff, and perform other duties as assigned.

For post (B), applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Biomedical/ Biological Sciences or a related discipline, with at least 3 years’ relevant working experience in an animal facility, of which 1 year with laboratory animals.  Holders of Certificate in Laboratory Animal Technician or Laboratory Animal Technologist are advantageous.  They should have a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese; good communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; knowledge of/skills in animal breeding; and an interest in setting up and operating a germfree/gnotobiotic animal facility.

The appointee will assist in setting up and operating germfree/gnotobiotic animal breeding and experimental section in the Centre; undertake technical and management work in connection with the care and use of laboratory animals; and may perform periodic duty roster on weekends and public holidays.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment on fixed-term basis will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on January 26, 2021 and continue until February 11, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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