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Oyster Hatchery Research Manager at The University of Hong Kong (HKU)


One researcher position is available at Hong Kong Oyster Hatchery and Innovation Research Unit (HKO_HIRU) of HKU. We have secured >10 Million HKD from SFDF grant of Hong Kong government, GRF grant of Research Grant Council and Knowledge Exchange research grant from Lee Kum Kee International Ltd., for the innovative and impactful research project related to oyster aquaculture. As part of these exciting projects, we are recruiting a hatchery manager or senior technician or senior research assistant to manage the daily operation of the research hatchery, and also manage the hatchery related projects works with PhD students and Post docs.

General Qualifications: We are seeking talented, enthusiastic, and hardworking Master degree holders in Aquaculture or related field. This position is more suitable for someone who has aspiration to learn hatchery technology to become a PhD scholar or to gain entrepreneur knowledge in the field for startups. Previous experience in the oyster hatchery is not necessary for this position.

Job Description:


You will be responsible for oyster hatchery operation related works such as algal culture, oyster larval culture, recirculation hatchery system, and oyster spat culture. There may be two to three student helpers or Research assistants in the hatchery to help you and you will be trained to learn all these operation related skills. Besides, you will be maintaining the hatchery as a knowledge exchange place and often may get involved in providing tours of the facility or providing training for visitors. Also, you will be taking care of housekeeping work in the hatchery.


Salary range from HK$ 18,000 to 22,000 per month (1 US$ = 7.8 HK$). For this salary range, the income tax is negligible in Hong Kong. We expect someone who can stay for 2 to 3 years in this position. Exact salary and period are negotiable.

Our lab is part of SWIMS and School of Biological Sciences of HKU. The successful applicants are expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment as a team with academics, government, oyster growers and aquaculture industry. How to apply: Please send your query or CV to Rajan via or WhatsApp: 852-95757923 or WeChat: wxid_s610q4iljvdu22. If you are interested in working at HKU, which is ranked 26th in the world and have relevant experience, apply as soon as possible.


V. Thiyagarajan (Rajan)

Director, Hong Kong Oyster Hatchery and Innovation Research Unit

Assistant Dean (Experiential Learning) and Associate Professor

The University of Hong Kong

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