Assistant Officer/ Officer, Client Development

Job Description


The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under four Technology Divisions: Communications Technologies, Trust and AI Technologies, Integrated Circuits and Systems, and IoT Sensing and AI Technologies.

It is applied across six core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing and Re-Industrialization, Digital Health, Application Specific Integrated Circuits, and Metaverse.

Over the years, ASTRI has nurtured a pool of research, I&T talents and received numerous international awards for its pioneering innovations as well as outstanding business and community contributions. To date, ASTRI has transferred over 800 technologies to the industries and been granted more than 900 patents in the Mainland, the US, and other countries.

Job Responsibilities

An organised, efficient sales support to be responsible for:
  • Support sales lead filtering, market analysis about the industry segments and the prospects’ background;
  • Schedule client visits to ASTRI and other premises/labs of ASTRI, our visits to clients and conferences;
  • Contribute to the strategic development of clients/ universities/InnoHKs engagements, penetration and help brainstorm funding strategies and opportunities for innovations;
  • Liaise with ASTRI CCG leaders/ researchers and prospects, clients, professors, universities and InnoHKs for collaboration;
  • Record development status of leads and liaise with the relevant stakeholders to follow up;
  • Assist with sales presentation materials;
  • Prepare, gather and consolidate information for management reporting where necessary;
  • Support Smart Traffic Fund Applications;
  • Coordination of all internal process for, e.g. business proposals, business review meetings; and
  • Ad-hoc project tasks as assigned.
  • Successful candidates demonstrate good performance after joining ASTRI may be offered a permanent position or a promotion.


  • Bachelor degree in any discipline with 1-3 years’ experience; candidates with more experience will be considered as Officer;
  • Being result-oriented, organized and able to manage time well;
  • Proactive and energetic team player with a passion in client facing role;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and client service skills;
  • Experienced in documentations for R&D project requirements or sales administration and operations would be an advantage;
  • Being supportive to the client development team but also would work independently;
  • Taking initiative to solve problem at work;
  • Live with ASTRI values.


The appointment will be on a 18-month contract with a competitive salary. The incumbent will normally work a five-day week.

Interested candidates, please send an application (quoting Ref. No.) with a detailed resume, current and expected salary to Talent Acquisition via email to [email protected]. The resume should not include any sensitive personal information such as HKID or passport number, photo, etc.

Position offer is subject to the applicant’s experience and academic qualification. The application will be open until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. ASTRI reserves the right not to fill the position.

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