Assistant Manager
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Office of Knowledge Transfer (OKT) at the University is seeking an appointee for the position of Assistant Manager. The appointee will be a member of the task force responsible for operations of Joint Research Institutes (JRI) and Collaborative Innovation Centers (ICI).

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President for Knowledge Transfer (AVP-KT), the appointee will have the following major responsibilities :

  • Coordinate the engagement with students and faculty for R&D projects such as burger robot kiosk and autonomous driving on campus;
  • Engage industry partners and all stakeholders to setup collaboration framework, launch translational research project funds, and organize programs to foster KT endeavours;
  • Execute translational R&D initiatives, and collaborate with research institutes / labs / centers to facilitate the implementation;
  • Execute the university-industry cooperation of KT programs to foster entrepreneurship and commercialization;
  • Support preparation of collaboration agreements, budget, operation guidelines, annual reports, and other documents to facilitate effective JRI and / or ICI operations;
  • Provide secretariat services to various committees and meetings; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree preferably in science and engineering with at least 3 years of relevant post-qualification working experience.

    Previous experience in project management, organization of campus events and / or research projects in an education institution will be an advantage.

    Preference will also be given to candidates with solid experience and familiarity with the university’s setting and operation.

    They must have an excellent command of both spoken and written English and Chinese (including Cantonese and Putonghua). The ideal candidate should be mature and self-motivated who can deal with people from diverse cultures.

    Good communication and interpersonal skills, and good computer knowledge are required. Ad-hoc travels to Greater Bay Area may be required. (Duration : 1 year)

    Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided where applicable.

    Please apply on or before : 2 December 2020.


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