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Employer Ref: 22042801-JCS
Recruit Ref: L0545181
Posting Date: 2022-04-28
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Assistant Technical Officer (Ref. 22042801-JCS)


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    provide technical and operational support to the Centralised Animal Facilities (CAF) and its users in terms of animal handling, animal breeding, experimental techniques and daily operation;

(b)    be responsible for breeding programmes of selected species of mice and rats;

(c)    liaise with staff and students from internal units/centres and sister institutions on various aspects of animal husbandry and holding services;

(d)    provide administrative and secretarial support to the CAF, including but not limited to the provision of customer service and the maintenance of CAF’s operation;

(e)    provide training and guidance to junior staff of the CAF;

(f)    perform purchasing duties and liaise with suppliers, contractors and external parties;

(g)    stand-in for junior staff to maintain smooth operation of the CAF and uphold its hygienic standards; and

(h)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of CAF or his/her delegates.

The appointee will be required to work on shift and/or Saturdays/Sundays/public holidays.


Applicants should:

(a)    have a recognised degree in Biotechnology, Animal Science or a related discipline, preferably with a relevant master’s degree;

(b)    have at least two years’ hands-on experience in handling laboratory animals, with previous animal breeding experience being an advantage;

(c)    have a good knowledge of the use of animals in research and/or animal ethics;

(d)    have good computer literacy including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

(e)    be able to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English and Chinese; and

(f)     have good communication and interpersonal skills.

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.]

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointment will be on a one-year gratuity-bearing contract. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.  


Please send a completed application form by post to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Consideration of applications will commence on 26 May 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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