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Applications are invited for the following posts:

Applications are invited for appointment as Medical Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499539), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good Bachelor’s degree and a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (M.L.S. or equivalent) with at least 5 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries. A higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties is preferable. Essential qualities of applicants include: excellent interpersonal skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; oral and written ability to communicate ideas clearly and convincingly; ability to work independently and with initiative; demonstrated strong leadership with the ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; proven experience in large-scale project planning and implementation; and a demonstrated high level of professional competence in the areas of health sciences (clinical and basic), healthcare environment and information policies, health sciences information services and health sciences information resources management, curricula design and instruction, research, analysis and interpretation; knowledge of the latest trends and developments in information technology and in particular those that apply to an educational environment. Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese will be a distinct advantage.

This position works under the general direction of the Head of Branch Libraries Services. The appointee will be responsible for managing and leading the Medical Library staff and services; developing, facilitating access to, and evaluating Medical and related information resources responsive to needs; liaison work with the Faculty including understanding and addressing their needs and communicating the Libraries’ collections and services capabilities; providing information literacy and advanced face-to-face consultation services; coordinating and communicating with other units of the Libraries; and participating in library-wide projects and activities.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes February 20, 2020.

 

Executive Assistant in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499771) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a good Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Facility Management, Property Management, Business Administration, Library Management or a related discipline with at least 3 years of post-qualification experience; good supervisory skills, good team work, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to work independently; a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese; knowledge of computer applications, such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Chinese word-processing. Knowledge of AutoCAD will be an advantage. They should be familiar with local property and safety regulations and statutory requirements; be able to handle the assigned duties with minimal supervision and work under pressure to meet tight timelines.

The appointee will report to the Executive Officer of the Administrative Services Division. He/She will provide assistance to the Executive Officer and Head of Administrative Services Division, and supervise a team of support staff in providing a full range of administrative and facilities management services. Major duties include:

 

  1. coordinate various teams to perform administrative and facilities management services for the Libraries premises including but not limited to: i) repair and maintenance; ii) renovation and relocation; iii) removal and installation of office equipment and furniture; iv) procurement of office supplies and services (e.g. security and cleaning arrangement, pest control); v) inventory controls; and vi) manage facilities and building services (e.g. air-conditioning, lighting, CCTV system, access control system);
  2. monitor the process and quality of work performed by both internal parties and external contractors to ensure that all works are carried out cost effectively, efficiently and in compliance with contractual, health, safety and other statutory requirements and standards;
  3. conduct regular inspections of facilities and arrange proper maintenance to keep them in good working order and safe condition for smooth operations;
  4. coordinate with the relevant parties to obtain quotations, prepare and evaluate tenders and purchase documents in accordance with relevant University guidelines and procedures;
  5. handle emergency situations/incidents including 24-hour emergency response, and respond to enquiries or complaints in a timely manner by providing effective solutions;
  6. lead, manage and drive the front-line team to perform operational duties and arrange all necessary follow-up actions/remedial works;
  7. perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and the library management.

 

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointee will be required to reside in the staff quarters and perform on call duty when necessary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes March 17, 2020.

 

Library Assistant (Information Services) in the University Libraries (Ref.:499835) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with relevant library and counter service experience. They must have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua and Cantonese), a customer-oriented mindset, and a strong team spirit. A good understanding of scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations, and the current needs of the research community would be an advantage. The appointee will work with the Research Services Librarian to establish standardized data processes and workflows, and collaborate closely with students and colleagues on research data management. He/She will also be responsible for counter duties, and providing support to the Information Services Division in a wide range of duties, such as library tours, e-learning and research support, and collection development.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes March 31, 2020.

 

IT Officer (Information Services) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499836) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or a related discipline with at least 3 years’ relevant work experience in website development. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese; good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and hands-on experience in HTML/CSS/Javascript and related framework (JQuery, Bootstrap, Node.js), as well as backend scripting languages such as Python, Java, PHP. Experience in the following areas is preferred: RDBMS systems, PostgreSQL, Redis and ElasticSearch, RESTFUL API Design, Implementation and Documentation, code version control tools, e.g. Git, AWS cloud computing, web-scraping technologies, Linux development environments, CentOS. Willingness to learn new technologies and design techniques will be an asset.

The appointee will work on the development and support of the Scholars Hub and Research Data Management project including web programming, data management, data analytics, and perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes March 31, 2020.

 

Library Assistant (Cataloguing) in the University Libraries (Ref.:499779) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal subject to mutual agreement)

Applicants should possess 5 passes in HKCEE including English (min. grade C if Syllabus A/Level 2 from 2007), OR min. Level 2 or equivalent in 5 subjects in HKDSEE including English Language, OR a recognized certificate for library assistants OR a recognized certificate in the area of digital library/information centre management, and preferably some relevant library and counter services experience. They should also have proficiency in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua); good communication and interpersonal skills; working knowledge of and skills in common software such as MS Office and demonstrated knowledge of cataloguing of Western and Chinese materials using MARC21, RDA, AACR2R, DDC and LCC. Those with experience in the application of LC Pinyin Romanization guidelines for editing the Pinyin of Chinese bibliographical records would have an advantage. The appointee will be responsible for performing copy/adaptive cataloging, including conducting bibliographic search, authority checking, Pinyin editing, assigning call numbers and subject headings. Further information about the post can be obtained at https://lib.hku.hk/employment/LA(CAT)200117.html. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 499562) need not re-apply.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes April 12, 2020.

 

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