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Research Assistant - Microfluidics/Optical System/Lateral Flow Assay/Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (Job advertisement no. RA_XRW)

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP), Science Park Road, Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong

Job Type

Full Time

Post Date: 

13 Sept 2023

About the Research Centre

In collaboration with CityU, University of Oxford, and Karolinska Institutet, the Hong Kong Centre for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE) was established with the support of the ITC-InnoHK Programme to develop new ways to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the world's leading cause of morbidity and mortality. To address the most pressing health challenges caused by CVD, COCHE focuses on developing innovative technologies such as flexible and wearable devices, biomedical and molecular imaging, nano-biosensing, micro-robotics, healthcare AI systems, and other ground-breaking methods to enable early prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of the disease. These technologies can reduce human costs while alleviating financial and social burdens on the healthcare system. For more information on COCHE, please visit:

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate research assistant to join our dynamic and multidisciplinary team (immediate entry) at COCHE. As a research assistant, you will play a crucial role in the development of cutting-edge microfluidic platforms and optical systems for point-of-care cardiovascular disease detection.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with a group of researchers from various disciplines and assist the project leader in completing the projects and managing the project and laboratory.

General Qualification

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, optical engineering, biology, materials, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or other related fields.
• Responsible and able to work independently.
• Good written and spoken communication. Good team player across multiple disciplines, including microfabrication, microfluidics, optics, data processing, and system integration.
• Facilitate potential technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property)

Preferred Hiring Qualifications:

Remuneration & Duration of Appointment

The remuneration package will be highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits for full-time appointments include leave and medical insurance, etc. Initial appointments will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 1 year commencing immediately. The possibility of re-appointment after the initial contract period will be based on performance evaluation and mutual agreements.

The application Materials that Should be Included

Application Closing Date:

The post is immediately available. Consideration of applications will be open until the position is filled.

Additional Information/links:

Application Procedures:

Please email CV including your current and expected salary to by specifying the job advertisement no. RA_XRW. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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