Research Associate (PR119/16-17)
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre
The Faculty of Science is going to establish the Institute of Bioresource and Agriculture (IBA) which will serve as a knowledge hub that engages in bioresource conservation and sustainable agriculture, promotes and offers professional and public education in sustainable consumption, bioresource and organic agriculture. The Institute is seeking for a suitable candidate to fill the following vacancy. During the preparation stage, the appointee will work under the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre.
The appointee will participate in and coordinate the research project of developing a ‘Sustainability Database’ for products and processes. The major task is to perform a desktop review on the labeling of green sustainable products in the market and develop a set of guidelines for consumers on purchasing green sustainable products.
Applicants should possess at least a Master’s degree specialised in Environmental Science, Ecology, Environmental Engineering or related disciplines with at least four years of work experience. Those with postgraduate research experience will be an advantage. They should have excellent writing and communication skills in both English and Chinese; and be able to work independently.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of one year commencing as soon as possible. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799 (local line only); or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. Completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
Closing Date: 29 October 2016