Job ref no.: 21001PA
Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Part-time Research Assistant/ Research Support Assistant (R6390)

Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The appointee shall assist the Principal Investigator in a research project “Acidic Metal Oxides as Green Catalyst for Biofuel Production" (R6390).  He/She shall mainly be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting experimental research experiments in synthesizing catalysts as instructed by the investigator;
  • Assisting in the purchase of lab equipment and chemicals;
  • Providing support in literature review and data analysis;
  • Assisting in report and paper writing of the results; and
  • Conducting other research activities as instructed by the investigator.


Candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and competence:

  • A Bachelor's degree or above in Chemistry or a related discipline (for Part-time Research Assistant);
  • At least 5 subjects with Level 2 in HKDSE including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics, or equivalent (for Part-time Research Support Assistant);
  • Experience in synthesizing catalysts would be an advantage;
  • Preference will be given to those with experiences in analytical chemistry, such as GC, HPLC, SEM, TEM etc.;
  • Good command of English and Chinese;
  • Competent at computer skills and software (e.g. MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and chemical drawing softwares, e.g. ChemDraw)
  • Strong sense of responsibility, self-motivated, effective organization and interpersonal skills; and
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Applicants without a degree in Science related discipline will not be considered.


Terms and Conditions for Appointment
Successful candidates will be appointed on a temporary part-time contract.  Benefits will be provided in accordance with the statutory provisions.

To Apply
Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System.

Closing date of application: 24 October 2021

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in August 2021 need not re-apply.)


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More job information
Job ref no. 21001PA
Job Function
  • Homantin
Employment Term
  • Contract
  • Part-time
  • 1 year - 5 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • F.5- F.7 or DSE
  • Diploma or equivalent
  • Asso. Deg or High Dip
  • Degree