HK$40,000 - HK$48,000 per month, depending on qualification and experience
Candidates should have –
(a) a Master degree in materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, or related subject from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent. A Bachelor degree in chemistry, physics, electronics engineering or mechanical engineering from a Hong Kong university or equivalent with substantial experience in the materials-related fields as detailed below may also be considered;
(b) good oral and written communication skills in Cantonese and English, with Level 2 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, or equivalent (see Note);
(c) at least 3 years’ post-qualification experience in the materials-related fields for candidates with a master degree; or at least 6 years’ post-qualification experience in the materials-related fields for candidates with a degree. Experience in assessing the technical and commercial merits of projects in the related fields, project management, fund administration, etc. is preferred;
(d) well-organized, strong sense of responsibility, and good interpersonal and communication skill with people at all levels; and
(e) in-depth knowledge in the various emerging and advanced technologies in nanotechnology, materials-related technologies in display technology, photovoltaic technology, battery technology, etc.
For non-civil service appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
To assist the Senior Programme Manager in :
(a) providing technical advice and support on materials-related fields;
(b) conducting technical assessment on funding applications and monitoring the implementation of the approved research and development projects;
(c) providing secretariat and technical support to the technology committees/project assessment panels;
(d) providing technical support on technology-related matters such as preparing briefs for senior officials in attending meetings; assisting in collaboration with the academic, research and business sectors;
(e) providing advice on the emerging and advanced technological development of the local and overseas industries in the related fields; and
(f) performing other duties in relation to promotion of innovation and technology.
Terms of Appointment:
Two years non-civil service contract terms.
(a) A gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, may add up to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(b) Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates with their applications by mail to the above enquiry address.
(h) Non-civil service vacancy information contained in this column is also available on the Innovation and Technology Commission Homepage at http://www.itc.gov.hk.
How to apply:
Application Forms [GF 340 (Rev 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Services Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (CV) including a summary of present and previous employment, positions, jobs and responsibilities. Copies of academic qualification certificates and record of present and previous employment should also be provided. Completed forms should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked with “For Application of Technologist (New Technologies)”. Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete (e.g. without provision of CV as mentioned above) or late will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
The Human Resources Section, the Innovation and Technology Commission, 20/F., West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News(29.5.2015) , South China Morning Post (30.5.2015 and 6.6.2015)