Senior Engineer (PI) / Engineer (PI), Photonics

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

  • Assist in research and development of advanced digital optical elements for display and sensing applications
  • Define optical specifications, optical simulations, design analyses, risk analysis with contingency plans, design reviews, manufacturability assessments, and verification of design durability and reliability
  • Resolve technical problems relative to optics, technology research and development, IP development of core technologies
  • Evaluating and implementing customer requirements in an optical engineering environment


  • Graduate in STEM-related disciplines such as Electronic Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, and Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree’s holder is welcome to apply
  • For bachelor’s degree holder, they will be considered for the position of Engineering Associate (PI)
  • Candidates should have excellent technical knowledge regarding optical engineering, e.g. Applied Optics, Diffractive Optics, Waveguide optics, etc.
  • Experience in FDTD simulations, Finite Element Analysis, and/or other relevant numerical simulations is a plus
  • Familiar with programming using C/C++, Python, Matlab, etc. and any experience on design software tools (CodeV, Comsol or Zemax, etc) is a plus
  • Nanofabrication skills and clean room expertise is beneficial
  • Good command of written and spoken English, self-motivated and good communication skills


To apply, please email [email protected] with your resume, you must quote the Job Ref No. and include the following information:

  1. Name of University
  2. Degree/PhD obtained/expecting and when
  3. Have you participated in ITF Research Talent Hub before? Yes/No
  4. If you answer Yes in item 3, please state the period
  5. Have you been employed by ASTRI before? If yes, please state the period

Application Deadline: until this position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

ASTRI is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for consideration of an application only. ASTRI reserves the right not to fill the position.