General Information

Career Opportunities

The two main grades in which scientific staff in the Government Laboratory are employed are:

  1. the professional grade, with Chemist as the entry rank, and
  2. the technical grade, with Science Laboratory Technician II as the entry rank.

The basic entry requirements for the Chemist rank are:

  1. a good honours degree (1st or 2nd class honours) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Forensic Science from a Hong Kong university or equivalent and a Master Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Food Science or Environmental Science from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;

    OR

  2. a good honours degree (1st or 2nd class honours) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Forensic Science from a Hong Kong university or equivalent and two years’ relevant post-graduate experience;

    AND

  3. a pass result in the Aptitude Test in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE);

    AND

  4. having met the language proficiency requirements of 'Level 1' results in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the CRE, or equivalent.

(Note: Candidates should have taken Chemistry, Biochemistry or Forensic Science as a major subject for the Bachelor Degree, i.e. with 2/3 of the total number of units or papers taken in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Forensic Science.)

The basic entry requirements for Science Laboratory Technician II are:

  1. a Diploma in Chemical Technology from a Hong Kong polytechnic / polytechnic university, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education or a technical college / technical institute, or equivalent;

    AND

  2. met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, or equivalent Note.

(Note: For civil service appointment purpose, with effect from 8 August 2007, 'Grade C' and 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' and 'Level 2' respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE.)

Interested parties who wish to apply for a position in the Government Laboratory should look for appropriate HKSAR Government recruitment advertisements in newspapers or in Government Vacancies Enquiry System on the internet. Enquiry and application procedures of the Common Recruitment Examination is available at the webpage of Civil Service Bureau.