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

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), ( HKUST(GZ) ), was officially approved by the Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China to enter the preparatory status in September 2019.

Located in Nansha, Guangzhou, the campus covers 1.13 square kilometers and the first phase of construction is expected to be completed by September 2022.

At steady state, the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students will reach a total of 10,000. Under the Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses framework, the intended areas of focus in HKUST(GZ) will be thematic and cross-disciplinary in nature, synergistic with HKUST, a world-renowned international research university with innovation in her DNA.

There will be four Academic Hubs (equivalent to schools) with 16 Thrust Areas (equivalent to departments).

The Role

The Research Office is looking for an experienced Assistant Manager / Manager for research projects management. Reporting to the Vice-President of HKUST(GZ), the appointee will be required to station and work in the Mainland.

Frequent business travels between GZ and Clear Water Bay campuses are expected. Chinese and English are working languages of HKUST(GZ).


  • Responsible for the overall management of the Research Office, including project administration, departmental staff management, formulation and implementation of internal regulations and procedures, etc;
  • Lead the team to provide valuable services for faculty and staff, drive the rapid development of efficient research project administration of HKUST(GZ) and be involved in project application, policy research, internal activity organization, external liaison, etc.; and
  • Follow up any tasks assigned by the Vice-President.
  • Qualification Requirements

  • A master’s degree or above with at least 15 years of relevant experience in project management;
  • Good knowledge of scientific research systems of the Mainland and Hong Kong and working experience in related field(s) is a plus;
  • Excellent judgement and execution, strong ability to work independently and meticulously, and be self-motivated and responsible;
  • Excellent teamwork spirit and leadership, mature and smooth interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate and coordinate thoughtfully with different institutions / departments; and
  • Good written and oral skills in both Chinese and English.
  • This is a Mainland appointment, and the appointee will be offered a contract by HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the Mainland labor laws and regulations.

    Appointment will initially be made on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Application Procedure

    In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please register and log in via this link : https : / / sc. / wt / HKUSTGZ / web / index and search for the opening by Job ID or Job Title. Applicants should include a Resume in their applications, and could check their application status via the recruitment website.

    We thank applicants for their interest but advise only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

    Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.)


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