NTE2103028 Scientific Officer (Medical), Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Company/Organisation: Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Post Date: 11/3/2021

Job Title: Scientific Officer (Medical)

Staff Group: Allied Health

Reference Number: NTE2103028

Job Type: Full Time

Location: New Territories East Cluster

Description: Office : Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology (Haematology), New Territories East Cluster Pay HK$ 56,618 to HK$131,423 (HGPS Point 25 to 44) per month including Monthly Allowance (see Remarks 2) Job The Scientific Officer (Medical) shall be responsible to the Chief of Service in performing the following duties: Primary Duties 1. Test development and research. 2. Quality assurance. 3. In-house training for technical staff and junior Medical and Health Officers. 4. Contribute to service provision and signing out of laboratory reports in some specialties. Complementary and Supportive Duties 1. Participate in the management of laboratory. 2. Assess new equipment and technology which may be applied to HA. 3. Advise clinicians on appropriate tests to perform and interpretation of results. Requirements Either one of the following qualifications: 1. (a) A Master’s degree in clinical science subject from a local university or equivalent. (b) A degree in an appropriate subject related to the sub-specialties in Pathology from a local university or equivalent and 2 years’ experience. Preferred Attributes / Exposure 1. Possess Master’s degree in clinical science subject in particular molecular biology/bioinformatics-related. 2. At least 2-year hands-on experience on advanced sequencing technology 3. Proficient knowledge in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data 4. Proficient in various bioinformatics tools (e.g. Python and Bioconductor) 5. Liaison skills for clinical problems and analytical sciences. 6. Creativity. 7. Commitment to patient care in planning laboratory services. 8. Leadership. 9. Good interpersonal skills. Remarks For Serving HA staff 1. The selected candidate will be offered either contract or fixed term appointment for 1-3 years depending on his/her existing employment terms. Serving contract employee may be offered contract employment with up to 15% of total basic salary (after deducting the contribution of Mandatory Provident Fund by Hospital Authority) as end-of-contract gratuity, subject to satisfactory completion of the contract. Serving permanent employee will be offered fixed term appointment after which the employee may be reverted back to his/her former substantive rank. 2. The offer of salary and allowance (Cash Allowance, Fixed-flexi Allowance or Monthly Allowance) for serving employees upon changes in appointment will be determined based on the remuneration package/ employment terms of the staff concerned and prevailing policies. For External Applicants 3. The selected candidate will be offered contract appointment for 1-3 years. Up to 15% of total basic salary (after deducting the contribution of Mandatory Provident Fund by Hospital Authority) as end-of-contract gratuity may be offered upon satisfactory completion of contract. 4. Retiring/ retired HA staff who wish to continue working for HA after their normal retirement may also apply. If selected, the terms and conditions of employment will be offered in accordance with prevailing policies of the Retired and Rehire Mechanism of HA. For All Applicants 5. Applicants are required to submit a written assessment with 3 questions (250 words per question) together with your online application on or before the deadline : i. How does next-generation sequencing facilitate the diagnosis and management of hematological disorders? ii. What are the technical and analytical procedures in studying the cancer genomes using next-generation sequencing? iii. How to implement a quality management system for using next-generation sequencing in clinical services? Please specify word count at the end of the written assessment. 6. Candidate may be advised to approach the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) for assessment on equivalent qualifications, if in doubt. 7. May be required to work shifts and irregular hours as well as to perform on-call duties. 8. May be required to work in another work location to meet service needs of the HA. 9. Please submit application on-line on or before 24 March 2021 . For enquiries, please telephone 3505 2991.

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