March 9, 2021

General lab manager

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is currently looking to fill the following vacancy in the Institute of Science and Environment (ISE):

Laboratory Management Specialist (Ref. Code: USJ21ISE-001)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. supervise the organization of laboratories, including proper maintenance of facilities and equipment as well as the organization of material and consumables;
  2. coordinate lab orders, keep an up-to-date inventory of chemicals and equipment, and communicate with suppliers and equipment maintenance teams;
  3. assist Principal Investigators in the management of externally funded projects, including following up on orders, managing petty cash and other project micro- management duties;
  4. communicate with other University offices to ensure the proper management of the labs and relevant areas;
  5. ensure that all the proper safety and legal requirements for scientific laboratories are enforced;
  6. contribute to the management of ISE social content and communicate with CPRO (new projects, new members, publications, etc.).


  1. Bachelor Degree holder, Master level is preferable;
  2. Three years of laboratory working experience is preferable, candidate with fewer experience will also be considered at a lower position;
  3. Organized and motivated;
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  5. Able to communicate in Chinese and English;
  6. Solid domain of spreadsheet (Excel) software and overall strong computer skills;
  7. Social media and website content management (WordPress) skills but not compulsory;
  8. Macao ID holder.

For application:

  • Applicants should visit for more details, and submit their applications online.
  • All documents and personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Macau Business 26 May 2019

May 28, 2019

A study involving researchers from the ISE, USJ was said to have determined for the first time the age of Macau, the university announced. LINK

InterRidge Theoretical Institute on “Magmatic and Tectonic Processes and Seabed Resources at Mid-Ocean Ridges”

November 1, 2018

Start: 09/25/2015 00:00

End: 09/27/2015 23:59

Timezone: Asia/Shanghai

Third InterRidge Theoretical Institute on “Magmatic and Tectonic Processes and Seabed Resources at Mid-Ocean Ridges”

Location: Hangzhou, China

Date: September 25-27, 2015

The theoretical institute focuses on the first two themes of the InterRidge Third Decadal Plan with the chairs and co-chairs for each of the two themes who will lead the scientific programs of the theoretical institute which is organized by the InterRidge Office.

Theme One: Magmatic and Tectonic Processes

Dr. Jian Lin (WHOI, USA), Chair

Dr. Marcia Maia (CNRS, France), Co-chair

Dr. Nobukazu Seama (Kobe University, Japan), Co-Chair

Theme Two: Seabed Resources

Dr. Bramley J. Murton (Southampton, UK), Chair

Dr. Marius Tivey (Whoi, US), Co-Chair

Dr. Sergei Silantyev (Russia), Co-Chair

November 6, 2017



This NEW degree will prepare you for a successful career in environment-related areas. As a professional, you will have the opportunity to contribute with solutions for the environmental challenges that the world is facing.

The degree aims to respond to the worldwide growing demand for well-trained professionals in Environmental Sciences as consequence of increasing pressure on natural resources and environmental degradation. This demand is particularly evident in China, including the Pearl River Delta region. The course provides a broad formation in scientific areas related with environmental science and promotes interaction with other areas. For this, the programme includes foundation modules on different fields of science (biology, earth sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics), environment-related modules (pollution, energy, waste management, environmental politics, environmental impact assessment) and modules that promote cross talk with other disciplines such as ethics, management, or architecture. The programme has a high proportion of hands-on learning hours in order to provide adequate technical training in tools, methods and techniques useful in environmental science. The degree has a total of 148 credits, distributed throughout 8 semesters of study. Students exiting this programme will have the opportunity to pursue their studies in this area at USJ in the already running Master of Environmental Sciences and Management.

CONTACT US: University of Saint Joseph, Tel +853 8796 4455 | Fax +853 2872 5517 Rua de Londres, 16,Macau SAR, CHINA; Email:


  • • in sustainability departments of private companies, hotels and governmental agencies of any nature;
  • • in companies providing services in waste, energy or water management;
  • • in environmental impact assessment, environmental quality monitoring and environmental remediation teams;
  • • in laboratories to establish and run analytical protocols for the quantification and characterization of pollutants;
  • • in environmental protection governmental agencies and NGOs; • as technicians in liquid and solid waste management stations; • as consultants in environmental consulting companies;
    • as educators in natural and environmental sciences;
  • • in R&D in environmental sciences in private and public companies;

More info in the USJ web page

See also: Master in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND MANAGEMENT – 環境科學與管理碩士學位課位

     More Information here:


BES-2Institute of Science and Environment

June 1, 2016

Air quality information

Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Outdoor and indoor air pollution cause respiratory and other diseases, which can be fatal (WHO).


Air pollutants concentration in Macao: HERE (via SMG)

October 8, 2015

Upcoming events on petrology, geochemistry and hydrothermal processes

Goldschmidt 2018 (Boston)

Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organised by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society.

The Goldschmidt Conference will be in Boston, between 12-17 August, 2018. Goldschmidt2018

Abstract submission to Goldschmidt2018 begins on 1st January 2018 and ends on 30th March 2018

XIV Congresso de Geoquímica dos Países de Língua Portuguesa e XIX Semana de Geoquímica (XIV CGPLP/XIX SG) 

XIV CGPLP/XIX SG terá como tema central “A Geoquímica ao serviço da economia, ambiente e sociedade”. Pretende-se promover a troca de conhecimento científico e técnico atual em diversas áreas da Geoquímica, considerando temas transversais como as matérias-primas, as preocupações ambientais e o bem-estar das populações. Este evento também tem como objetivo incentivar a colaboração entre instituições e investigadores dos países de expressão portuguesa.

The XIV CGPLP/XIX SG will be in Vila Real, Portugal, between 24-29 March, 2017.

AGU Fall meeting 2017 (New Orleans)

AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space science community from across the globe for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research.

The AGU Fall meeting will be in New Orleans, between 11-15 December, 2017.

Last meetings

Goldschmidt 2017 (Paris)

Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organised by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society.

The 26th Goldschmidt Conference will be in Paris, between 13-18 August, 2017. Goldschmidt2017

Milinovic J, Barriga F, Dias Á, Martins S, Pereira M & Janeiro A (2017) Offshore Assessment of Minerals in Deep-Sea Sediments from the TAG-Area (26°N, 44°W). Goldschmidt2017. Paris.

P. Quelhas, J. Mata, U.T. Lou, R. Borges, M.L. Ribeiro and Á. Dias (2017) New geochemical constraints on I-type granites of Macao: evidences for fractional crystallization and petrogenetic affinities with Jurassic-Cretaceous granites in SE China. Goldschmidt2017. 06d-2126. Paris.

 SEG 2017 – Ore deposits of Asia (Beijing)

SEG 2017, the Society’s first annual conference in Asia, will focus on the great deposits of China and neighboring countries, and on the most important new discoveries in this part of the globe. SEG2017


AGU Fall Meeting 2016 (USA)

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting in 12-16 December 2016 at the San Francisco, USA.

Communication in the section: Volcanology Geochemistry and Petrology Section – Quelhas P M, Mata J,  Lou U T, Ribeiro M R and Dias A A (2016) Mesozoic Granitic Magmatism in Macao, Southeast China. AGU Fall meeting 12-16 December 2016, San Francisco

Goldschmidt 2016 (Japan)

26th Goldschmidt Conference in Yokohama, Japan on 26th June to the 1st of July. Goldschmidt2016

Communication in the Section: Continental Crust – 05c: Crust-mantle interaction and magma genesis in Asian orogeny – Dias Á, Quelhas P, Lou U, Mata J & Ribeiro ML (2016) Petrology and Geochemistry of Granitic Rocks from Macao, 61

Third InterRidge Theoretical Institute -Magmatic and Tectonic Processes and Seabed Resources at Mid-Ocean Ridges (China)

Third InterRidge Theoretical Institute. Sept. 25-27, 2015, Hangzhou, China. InterRidge

Communication: Dias Á and Barriga F. (2015) Saldanha hydrothermal field: the role of the sediment-cover in the preservation of ore-forming mineralsThird InterRidge Theoretical Institute. T2-09. Hangzhou, China.