Assistant Officer (Research Support) (Job ID: 9948)


Assistant Officer (Research Support) (Job ID: 9948)

The HKUST Library is currently seeking suitable candidates for the Assistant Officer (Research Support) positions. Reporting to the Research Support Manager, the selected candidates will work closely with the team to deliver research support services to the HKUST community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the Scholarly Publication Databases (SPD) and create/ maintain author profiles;
  • Input and verify publication information for research outputs in SPD and other research management systems;
  • Recruit and supervise student helpers for SPD;
  • Provide logistics and administrative support for researchers’ workshops and other library events;
  • Perform counter duty during assigned shift.; and
  • Undertake additional tasks as assigned.


  • Applicants should hold an associate degree or bachelor’s degree and ideally have 1-2 years of work experience. Previous experience in an academic library is preferred;
  • Knowledge of bibliographic databases, author identity management, and descriptive metadata is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English and Chinese; and
  • Attention to detail, self-motivation, a positive attitude, and good team spirit.

(Duration: 2 years, renewable)

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement placed on 4 Mar 2024 need not re-apply.)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Thursday, 18 July 2024. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.