Director (Job ID: 3056)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Master Degree
Location Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Gratuity, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Others > Animal Care
Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Management > Top Executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, Director, MD)
Published On 22/09/2016

Job Title:                    Director
Department:               Animal and Plant Care Facility
Job ID:                       3056


Job Posting Details

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a research university on the rise in Asia. The University has been promoting an environment conducive to cutting-edge research and international exposure. The Animal and Plant Care Facility (APCF) is one of the major central research facilities which provide essential support for a wide range of our faculty’s research endeavors. The University is currently seeking a motivated and high caliber individual to lead and manage the Facility. Further information about APCF can be found at its homepage at

The Role
•     Provide leadership, coordination and support for the development of APCF
•     Provide overall direction to the operational functions of APCF to ensure efficient delivery of services
•     Responsible for supporting all aspects of use and care of laboratory animals
•     Supervision and overall management of the personnel of APCF
•     Maintain effective communication with key stakeholders

•    An advanced degree in Veterinarian Medicine (preferably registrable in Hong Kong), Animal Science, Biology, or a related discipline
•   Five to ten years of experience in managing animal facilities certified by American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), preferable in a university setting
• Ability to provide innovative leadership and to interact positively with colleagues, scientific investigators and staff members is essential
•  Knowledge of regulations and national standards relating to the care and use of animals in research and education is required

The post would be suitable for a person of any nationality; some familiarity with Hong Kong and Mainland China would be an advantage. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)

Competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered.  Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits and housing allowance (where applicable) will be provided.  A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure
In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Sunday, 23 October 2016.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.  Candidates who are not contacted within 2 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.