Job ref no.: CT3116508-01#1785

Senior Engineer / Engineer V Hydrogel for Microspheres

Nano And Advanced Materials Institute Ltd

  • 5-day week
  • Dental plan
  • Medical plan


The appointee will be responsible for R&D work, including  experimental design, laboratory equipment operation, sample preparation, properties characterization, data analysis, performance testing, drafting proposals, reports, SOP and IP documents, in the following areas:

  • Develop formulations using hydrogel or other biopolymer;
  • Develop encapsulation microspheres to trap target ingredients;
  • Characterize the performance of developed formulation and microspheres;
  • Execute sample testing with physicochemical property analysis, such as loading efficiency, encapsulation efficiency, release kinetics of target ingredient, size of microspheres, thickness of shell in microspheres and stability study;
  • Execute sample testing with thermal or mechanical property analysis, such as Tg, compressive strength, XRD;
  • Incubate idea to explore the opportunity of cooperation with industry partners;
  • Collaborate with other research staff on R&D work;
  • Facilitate the daily operations of the laboratory; and
  • Involve in marketing activities.


  • Master (Mphil: >4~5 year) or Ph.D. degree (>1 year) in Pharmaceutical engineering, Medical engineering, Polymer Science, Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines.

o   Hydrogel design as well as process engineering;

o   Physical and chemical characterization of polymers as well as microspheres;

o   Solid knowledge and extensive experience in alginate microsphere is an advantage.

  • Hands-on experiences in various types of R&D work, especially in encapsulation using hydrogel related projects;
  • Wholehearted application to work with high motivation;
  • Work independently and able to communicate in teamwork;
  • Good command of English and Chinese, articulate report writing/presentation skills as well as abilities in literature/patent search;
  • Positive, analytical, critical thinking and good troubleshooting skill;
  • Have a sense of ownership for his/her work; and
  • Willing to work under pressure.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Medical and dental benefits as well as annual leave will be provided. Appointment will be offered on a contract base, renewable subject to mutual agreement and performance.


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Job ref no. CT3116508-01#1785
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Job Function
  • Shatin
Employment Term
  • Contract
  • Full-time
  • 1 year - 5 years
Career Level
  • Entry level
  • Master's degree