Research Assistant (Supervisory Role)
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 looking for an individual to supervise the sensor field operation team and take up related administrative duties to support the needs of various research projects.

  • The appointee will be involved in liaison with research project sponsors; maintenance of sensor inventory; strategic planning of sensor deployment as per project needs;
  • managing field operators for sensor deployment and maintenance; managing manpower for various tasks as per project needs;
  • maintaining on-site records for audit purpose; maintaining records of sensor calibration and repairs; and conducting monthly overhaul of resources and keeping STAR Lab team informed.

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

    They should demonstrate capability and creativity in project management with the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and excellent communication skills in English, Cantonese and Putonghua. (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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