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Executive Assistant (2 positions)


Applications are invited for the appointment as Executive Assistants (at the rank of Clerk II) in the HKU Musketeers Foundation Institute of Data Science (HKU IDS) (Job Ref.: 520015), (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 satisfactory performance).


Applicants should possess a good Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years’ work experience preferably in tertiary institutions. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, accounting knowledge and experience, good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, computer literacy, and ability to multitask under pressure and work independently as well as in a team. They should also be detail-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility. Those with strong IT knowledge will be highly preferable. Non-degree holders with substantial relevant working experience will also be considered.

For Post (A), the appointee will assist in financial accounting matters, inventory and budgetary control.  He/She will provide administrative and clerical support for events and regular faculty meetings, office maintenance, daily operations including matters related to human resources, finance and research, secretarial support for faculty members, and perform other duties as assigned. 

For Post (B), the appointee will render support to research matters and programme administration of the Institute, including the handling of grants applications, research funding schemes, research postgraduate programmes, student matters, and perform other duties as assigned.  He/she will also be responsible for the coordination of research projects initiated by the Institute with mainland partners.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a written test and interview. 

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 and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. 

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