Job ref no.: O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(Biotech)/07/21
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Term Research Assistant I / II (Biotechnology)

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Department / Section :
Faculty of Science and Technology
Ref. no : O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(Biotech)/07/21

The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) offers 21 innovative degree programmes across our 3 Faculties of Design and Environment, Management and Hospitality and Science and Technology that are vocationally and professionally oriented and developed with significant industry input. All programmes are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, and also accredited by the relevant professional bodies where appropriate. THEi prepares Work Ready, Future Ready graduates through our strong applied degree and professional education programmes. All programmes require work integrated learning (WIL) and engage students in active learning pedagogies including a strong focus on project-based learning involving real-world problem solving with and for local industries and professions. THEi is an innovative, professional and entrepreneurial organization with a commitment to greening and sustainability. For more information about our Institute, please visit

Employment Period:
12 months (with the possibility of renewal)

Major Duties:
The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in conducting research work related to cloning and expression of enzymes for CO2 capture and microalgae biomass production. He/she will be required to conduct experiments, materials testing, data analysis, preparation of report for journal publications and perform other research duties as assigned by the PI.

For the post of Term Research Assistant I, applicants should have a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, or related disciplines; or a recognised degree in related disciplines with relevant work experience; or equivalent.

For the post of Term Research Assistant II, applicants should have a sub-degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, or related disciplines; or equivalent level of study.

He/she should possess hands-on experience in cloning, expression, purification and characterisation of enzymes. Those with experience in scaling up of enzymes production and enzymes immobilisation are preferred but not essential. He/she should also have good interpersonal and social skills, as well as proficient communication skills in English and Chinese.

(1) Candidates may be appointed on temporary or part-time employment.
(2) The appointee(s) may be required to perform duties at different sites and work irregular hours, shifts and on Saturdays and Sundays as necessary.
(3) The remuneration package will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A completed application form [VTC-1 (Rev. 1/2018)], together with full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Please specify in the subject of the e-mail the reference of the post being applied for.

Candidates are requested to take note of followings:
(1) Please cite “Application for the Post of Term Research Assistant I / II (Biotechnology) (Ref. No.: O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(Biotech)/07/21)" as the email subject;
(2) Completed application form (with file name as ‘VTC1-FST-TERM_RAI_II(Biotech)-applicant’s name’) and detailed curriculum vitae (CV) (with file name as ‘CV-FST-TERM_RAI_II(Biotech)-applicant’s name’) should be provided in PDF format with total file size below 10MB.

Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until the post is filled. THEi thanks all applicants for their interest. But only applicants who are shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result. The Institute reserves the right not to fill the post(s). Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Information on unsuccessful candidates will normally be destroyed 12 months after the completion of the recruitment exercise.

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Job ref no. O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(Biotech)/07/21
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Master's degree