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IT Specialist

Job no: H03/2023/11
Location: Hong Kong Science Park
Role type: Full time

Centre for Oncology and Immunology Limited

The long-term objective of the Centre for Oncology and Immunology is to employ novel functional screens, animal and cell models including organoids, immuno-oncology approach, as well as advanced genomic and proteomic techniques down to single cell resolution to identify novel “druggable” cancer targets for hard-to-treat malignancies. The ultimate goal is to develop therapeutics against these targets and to conduct clinical trials evaluating these drugs along with biomarkers with an eye to their eventual commercialization worldwide. Success in this venture will address pressing unmet medical needs and establish Hong Kong as a leading hub of innovative anti-cancer and immuno-oncology drug development.


Job responsibilities:

Applications are invited for appointment as IT Specialist (Ref.: H03/2023/11), to commence as soon as possible, on a fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.

The appointee will assist researchers and admin team of the R&D Centre in the use and integration of office productivity equipment (video conference equipment, PC configuration, PC laboratory management, PC software remote installation and update) and communication tools (Microsoft Dynamics, Power BI, Teams and its apps, Zoom) with other systems; work on the IT management and maintenance of internal and backend server for routine bioinformatic data analysis, IT Cyber Security, network troubleshooting, and storage solutions.

He/She will provide on-site technical support for equipment and servers; Other responsibilities include coordinating and supervising external implementation partners for their delivery of quality services, and providing end-user (administration and scientists) IT support by handling their enquiries and requests in a timely manner; implementing/managing the infrastructure, network and data storage and security to safeguard the research data and support data analysis.

Qualifications and skills:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Network Technologies or similar field, preferably with Bioinformatics background and System Information knowledge and 2-3 years of relevant in depth and hands-on experience in establishment or set-up of data centre infrastructure, cyber security and data information configuration as well as internal intranet network set-up and configuration. A basic understanding of front-end tech such as Java, HTML5 and CSS3 is needed for efficiency. Experience with C/AL or AL programming language in Microsoft Dynamics, Linux operating system and a vast knowledge of back end coding in platforms such as SQL, PHP, Python, JavaScript etc would be an asset.

The applicants should have a good command of written and spoken English and strong communication skills, team player, self-motivated, organized, detail- minded, hardworking, willing to learn new techniques, and able to work well in a multidisciplinary team.

The appointee shall work in Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.

Overseas graduates are welcome to apply, the qualification awarding institution should be the top 100 institutions for STEM-related subjects in QS/Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni/Times Higher Education world university rankings.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit their up-to-date C.V. and research publication list (where applicable), quoting the job reference number, with information of current/expected remuneration and availability, to or by clicking "Apply".


Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the posts are filled.

The personal data provided in your application process will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. The personal data may be transferred and disclosed to, and used by HKU Innovation Holdings Limited and The University of Hong Kong for the above purposes.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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