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    Term Research Assistant I / II (Environmental Engineering)
    Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
    Department / Section : Faculty of Science and Technology
    Ref. no : O/THEi-FST/TERM_RAI_II(EE)/02/19
    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 are 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 https://www.thei.edu.hk.
    Major Duties:
    The appointee shall report to the Principal Investigator (PI) with the experimental and analytical findings.  He/she will conduct experiments in the research areas of sediment bioremediation and gene sequence analysis for identification of bacteria in the subsurface environment.
    For the post of Term Research Assistant I, applicants should have a Master’s degree, preferably a doctoral degree, in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or relevant disciplines; or a recognized degree in a relevant discipline with relevant work experience.
    For the post of Term Research Assistant II, applicants should have a sub-degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or relevant disciplines, or equivalent level of study.
    He/she should have proficient communication skills in both written and spoken English.  Those with (a) research background in soil/sediment bioremediation technology, sediment microbial fuel cell or gene sequence analysis, or (b) experience in operating analytical equipment such as HPLC, SEM, XRD, TEM, Raman, XPS and FTIR would have an advantage.
    (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 an up-to-date curriculum vitae, should be sent to dicksonyan@vtc.edu.hk.  Please specify in the subject of the e-mail the reference of the post being applied for.
    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.