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(Posted 20 June 2022)

Positions Vacant: Technician

Job Description
Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Unit: Laboratory Animal Services Centre
Technician - (220001FI)


The appointee will work at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Shatin. The appointee will (a) provide direct supervision of the laboratory animal care personnel; (b) provide husbandry of animals in barrier/non-barrier areas of the Centre; (c) prepare schedules for work assignments, animal husbandry and housekeeping; (d) provide ongoing communication with staff members and research teams for animal supply and breeding strategy; (e) arrange and oversee breeding schemes conducted by laboratory animal care personnel; (f) evaluate and co-ordinate animal production; (g) assist in performing daily health and welfare monitoring for laboratory animals; (h) assist in staff training and external animal workshops; (i) maintain breeding/production records, and assist with quality evaluation; (j) work with certain biological and chemical hazards; (k) support veterinarians performing euthanasia; and (l) maintain and develop an environmental laboratory.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor's degree/Higher Diploma/Higher Certificate in a relevant subject from a recognised university or technical institute; OR a Diploma/Certificate in a relevant subject from a recognised university or technical institute, plus 3 years’ relevant post-qualification work experience at an appropriate level; and (ii) excellent communication and organisational skills. Possession of a boiler licence Class IIA would be highly advantageous.

Appointment will initially be made on a 2-year contract with contract-end gratuity, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement. For application, please click here.