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Research Assistant I/II

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant I/II in the Centre for Water Technology and Policy within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 515410), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

The Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, in collaboration, have jointly established the Centre for Water Technology and Policy to conduct cutting-edge research on water science, technology and policy issues relating to the broader urban sustainability agenda. The Centre is dedicated to pursuing excellence in research and teaching on water policy-technology interface issues, and to reaching out to the larger community to stimulate discussion on salient research findings.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Geography, Urban Planning, Political Science, Environmental Science, or a related discipline, with at least 2 years’ work experience. Applicants should possess good writing and speaking skills in Chinese (including Cantonese) and English, as well as some hands-on experience in implementing research projects and/or knowledge exchange activities. They should have strong communication skills, good problem-solving and time-management skills, and be self-motivated and well-organized in handling project tasks. Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant II.

The appointee will help support the implementation of research and knowledge exchange projects on water sustainability issues; collect data in the field; prepare reports and perform other research-related duties as assigned. Irregular working hours will be required occasionally.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online ( and upload an up-to-date CV, transcripts, and a writing sample. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until July 15, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.