Job ref no.: O-THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(CHEM)/08/18
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Term Research Assistant I / II (Chemistry)

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) offers over 20 innovative degree programmes that are vocationally oriented and developed with significant industry input. All the programmes are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, and most are also accredited by the relevant professional bodies. In 2018/19 AY, twelve programmes will be included in the Government’s Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP), which provides subsidies to students varying from $41,000 to $71,700 per year. For more information about our Institute, please visit

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

Major Duties:
The appointee shall report to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project and is expected to synthesize a novel type of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) to be applied in forward osmosis process and develop an energy efficient wastewater treatment system. He/she will be required to conduct experiments, materials testing, data collection and analysis, prepare research report, journal and conference 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 Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or relevant discipline; or a recognized degree in a relevant discipline with relevant work experience.

For the post of Term Research Assistant II, applicants should have a recognized sub-degree in chemistry, environmental science or a relevant discipline or equivalent level of study.

Applicants should possess experience / knowledge in nanomaterials synthesis and characterization (i.e. TEM, SEM, XRD, FTIR analysis), membrane technology for wastewater treatment and have good command of both English and Chinese.

(1) Candidates may be appointed on part-time employment.
(2) The appointee 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.
(4) Candidates who have responded to the previous advertisements in the last 6 months need not apply.

A completed application form [VTC-1 (Rev. 1/2018)], together with full curriculum vitae, should be sent to The Registry, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, 14/F (South Block), 133 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, or by e-mail to Please specify on the envelope, or in the subject of the e-mail, whichever is appropriate, the reference of the post.

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. Applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful if they do not hear from us within 6 months after submission. The Institute reserves the right not to fill the post. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only and will be destroyed 12 months after the completion of the recruitment exercise.

More job information
Job ref no. O-THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(CHEM)/08/18 (CT3118044-01#0018)
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree