Job ref no.: 21012907-E3 (CT3126895-01#0071)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Senior Specialist / Specialist (Research Computing and Support Services)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Senior Specialist / Specialist (Research Computing and Support Services) (Ref. 21012907-E3)


The appointee will be assigned to work in the System Infrastructure Services Section and responsible for supporting the Research Computing Services. He/She will be required to:

(a) plan and prepare training materials, conduct online and face to face trainings/workshops to students and research staff on the use of software and tools for research;

(b) support, maintain and upgrade research applications, data analytic tools and machine learning software to facilitate the use by students and research staff;

(c) participate in research applications development projects;

(d) perform system software administration on research computing platforms; and

(e) perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of the Office or his delegates.


Applicants should:

(a) have a recognised degree in Computing, Software Engineering or a related discipline;

(b) have at least five years’ hands on experience in Python or R programming;

(c) be familiar with data analytics software and tools;

(d) preferably have experience in applying machine Learning algorithms to solve business problems;

(e) have good interpersonal and communication skills; and

(f) be proficient in written and spoken English and Chinese, including Putonghua.

Applicants with less experience will be considered for the post of Specialist.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements need not re-apply.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. The closing date for application is Sunday, 28 February 2021. Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.