Research Assistant(s)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Sensor Technology and Application Research (STAR) Lab is a research team in HKUST that works on the innovation and development of technologies for environmental monitoring.

The STAR Lab holds multiple collaborations with the Environmental Protection Department in Hong Kong and in Mainland China, where the in-lab developed gas and particle sensor technology is being used.

The STAR Lab has the state-of-the-art research facilities for the sensor development and field operation. Our mission is to provide control strategies for protecting public health and enhance mitigation ideas for improving air quality.

The STAR Lab is also looking for a couple of individuals who will participate in sensor operation and maintenance both in the laboratory and on the field to support the needs of various research projects.

  • The appointees will be involved in sensor operation in the laboratory and on field; sensor deployment and maintenance per the needs of projects;
  • conducting on-site calibration and maintenance of sensors; identifying and resolving technical difficulties in on-site operations;
  • performing monthly routine checks of sensors and report submission; conducting comprehensive maintenance of sensors; informing the project manager of the hardware and manpower requisites in a timely manner;
  • logging of on-field and in-lab sensor operation for audit purpose; and providing periodical training to colleagues of STAR Lab team on sensor operation and maintenance.

    Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering / electrical engineering / atmospheric science with one year of experience in working with sensors at laboratory and field level.

    Proven technical expertise in sensor operation and maintenance, ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams with excellent communication skills in English, Cantonese and Putonghua are required. (Duration : 6 months)

    Interested candidates may submit their CV in standard format together with a cover letter describing their suitability for the job to Prof.

    Zhi NING by email to zhining For more information about STAR Lab activities, please visit For any other queries regarding the application, please contact Prof. Zhi NING.

    Medical benefits and paid leave will be provided where applicable.

    Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.


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