Job ref no.: O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(CE)/12/18 (CT3119783-01#0021)
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Term Research Assistant I / II (Civil Engineering)

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Department / Section : Faculty of Science and Technology


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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 assist the PI in the development and co-ordination of research activities and daily operations in relations to the research projects “Colour fading effect on cotton by plasma-induced ozone treatment" and/or “Synthesis of PHAs using carbon source from ferrous activated persulfate Oxidation combined with alkaline fermentation of excessive activated sludge". He/she will be required to:
(a) carry out research activities, such as experiments and surveys, for research project;
(b) assist in procuring equipment, materials and other consumables;
(c) arrange reimbursement of expenditures as arising from the research project;
(d) assist in writing reports, analysing results of research studies, and drafting manuscripts and presentation materials for publication; and
(e) liaise with local and Mainland institutes for research cooperation.

For the post of Term Research Assistant I, applicants should have a Master’s degree, preferably a doctoral degree, in textile technology, fashion technology, chemical technology, environmental engineering or relevant disciplines; or a recognised degree in a relevant discipline with relevant work experience.

For the post of Term Research Assistant II, applicants should have a sub-degree, preferably a recognised degree, in textile technology, fashion technology, chemical technology, environmental engineering or relevant disciplines, or equivalent level of study.

He/she should have background knowledge and skills in statistical analysis and computer application. Candidate may need to visit Mainland institutes to carry out research cooperation. Preference will be given to candidates with fluent written and spoken English and Mandarin.

(1) Candidates may be appointed on temporary or 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.

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.

Candidates who would like to submit their applications through email are requested to take note of followings:
(1) Please cite “Application for the Post of Term Research Assistant I/II (Civil Engineering) (Ref. No.: O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(CE)/12/18)" as the email subject;
(2) Completed application form (with file name as ‘O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(CE)/12/18 -applicant’s name’) and detailed curriculum vitae (CV) (with file name as ‘CV-FST/TERM_RAI_II(CE)/12/18-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. 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(s). Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only and will be destroyed 12 months after the completion of the recruitment exercise.

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Job ref no. O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(CE)/12/18 (CT3119783-01#0021)
  • N/A
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree