Job ref no.: C/R/142/03
City University of Hong Kong

Project Assistant (at the rank of Research Associate)

City University of Hong Kong

  • Competitive pay

Project Assistant (at the rank of Research Associate) in the Office of the Vice-President (Development and External Relations)

The Office of the Vice-President (Development and External Relations) is recruiting a team of high calibre staff to work for a social innovation project which aims at developing Hong Kong youths into empathic social innovators to drive social change by making use of a range of virtual and augmented reality technologies.

Jockey Club Enhancing Youth Empathy Project through Immersive Visualisation – Walking with Omura’s Whale (WOW) Programme

WOW Programme, being one of the programmes under Jockey Club Enhancing Youth Empathy Project through Immersive Visualisation, was launched in January 2017. It aims at creating a multimedia presentation about the life of the Omura’s whale and other marine lives by using a mixture of virtual and augmented reality technologies, mobile apps and games. CityU students, as our Ocean Ambassadors, will create and demonstrate the multimedia products through various visits and exhibitions, in order to increase public’s empathy and concerns for nature, the ocean and a sustainable future.

Duties : Assist the Project Manager in managing the Project, in particular in event management and coordination; assist in organizing various outreach events (such as sea excursions, public seminars, school visits/exhibitions, and capacity building workshops) to students; liaise with various external and internal parties; supervise and mentor core student members to participate in the Project; provide administrative support to the team; and perform any other duties as assigned.

The appointment will be for 12 months.

Requirements: A good honours degree in Communication/Event Management/Science/ Environmental Science/Biology or equivalent professional qualifications; native fluency in Cantonese, good command of written and spoken English and Chinese; willingness to communicate with and supervise student teams; good interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills; being self-motivated and resourceful, with the ability to work independently and under pressure; proficiency in computer skills (especially in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are required.  Knowledge of and enthusiasm in marine mammals and other marine issues would be an advantage.

Salary and Conditions of Service
Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Information and Application
Further information on the post and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 1 June 2018.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

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More job information
Job ref no. C/R/142/03 (CT3111299-01#0236)
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Job Function
  • Kowloon Tong
Employment Term
  • Temporary
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree