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Employer Ref: 24000OF
Recruit Ref: L057801246
Posting Date: 2024-04-12
Hong Kong Metropolitan University
Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Founded in 1989, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is a modern, vibrant and dynamic university. We tailor our professional programmes to adapt to market trends and meet industry needs, thus providing our students with quality professional education and clear career paths. As a faculty-driven, student-centred university in support of innovative teaching and learning, strategic research, and stakeholder outreach to provide maximum benefit to our communities, we conduct research that advances knowledge and enhances teaching, focusing on strategic areas, including digital humanities and literature, international business, gerontechnology, personalised care, smart city, open and innovative education, and bilingual learning and teaching. HKMU is becoming an ever more vital link in addressing and helping Hong Kong to solve many difficult challenges – as part of our involvement in, and commitment to, the ‘metropolis’ of Hong Kong. Our plans to expand into the Greater Bay Area (GBA) will also cultivate talent to serve Hong Kong and the wider metropolitan GBA.

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Part-time Research Assistant II (R6578) (S&T) (Ref: 24000OF)

We are now looking for a suitable person to fill the following position in the School of Science and Technology:

Part-time Research Assistant II (R6578) (S&T) (Ref: 24000OF)

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

The appointee will mainly assist the Principal Investigator in a research project "Effects of Microplastic Ingestion on the Growth of Marine Microplankton Grazers and Their Grazing Control on Algal Blooms" (R6578), He/She will be responsible mainly for the following:

  • Maintaining micro-algae and protozoa cultures;
  • Conducting eco-toxicity experiments in laboratories and carrying out samples collection in the field;
  • Providing support in literature review and data analysis;
  • Assisting in the purchases of laboratory equipment and materials; and
  • Completing other research activities and ad-hoc tasks as instructed by the Principal Investigator.


Candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and competence:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or above in Biology, Environmental Science or a related discipline;
  • Experience in cultivating protozoa or micro-algae;
  • Experience in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and/or molecular techniques (e.g. DNA extraction, PCR, and gel electrophoresis);
  • Knowledge in the taxonomy of marine plankton will be an advantage;
  • Strong sense of responsibility, self-motivated, and good interpersonal skills; and
  • Good command of English and Chinese, including Putonghua.

Terms and Conditions for Appointment

Successful candidate will be appointed on a temporary part-time contract.  Benefits will be provided in accordance with the statutory provisions.

To Apply

Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System.

Closing date of application: 25 April 2024


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