Senior Engineer / Engineer, Intelligent Sensing

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 five Technology Divisions: AI and Big Data Analytics; Communications; Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies; Integrated Circuits and Systems; and IoT and Sensors. It is applied across five core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.

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.

To support our constant endeavour to position Hong Kong as a world-class smart city and an international hub of innovation and technology, we are seeking qualified professionals to fill the following position(s):

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop smart sensing tools to extract the chemical information from the optical image and optical spectrum, e.g. hyperspectral imaging, all-round optical detection, Raman spectroscopy, UV fluorescence, NIR absorption, smartphone-based optical sensing, etc;
  • Work closely with the optoelectronics hardware team members to construct the modules and devices;
  • Work closely with the chemical sensing team members to collect and process the data for jewelry, food, environment, and health applications;
  • Carry out tests and data analysis for the prototype improvements;
  • Liaison with external platforms for prototype design and prototype packaging.


  • Bachelor/ Master degree in Physics/ Mechanics/ Electronics/ Chemistry/ Computer Science, or Bachelor/ Master degree in Science/ Engineering and with sufficient R&D experience in the relevant industry of Opto-electronics/Opto-mechatronics. With minimum 2 years of related working experience;
  • Successfully completed the undergraduate/ postgraduate program;
  • Hands-on experience with laboratory work on optical sensing and optical spectroscopy;
  • Experience in hardware construction, e.g. electronics, mechanism and software development is a plus;
  • Willing to learn and flexible in carrying on multiple tasks;
  • Good written and communication skills; strong team spirit and interpersonal skills; independent and responsible


The appointment will be on renewable contract terms with a competitive salary and performance-linked variable pay. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, insurance coverage and contribution to MPF. 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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