Ref.: 201800418
Posting Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Elderly Mental Health
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
 

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Elderly Mental Health in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, to commence as soon as possible for a period of one to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

The Department is conducting an elderly mental wellness project in collaboration with other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) partners in community elderly services/mental health. It aims at developing a viable and sustainable best practice model to promote elderly mental wellness and prevent elderly depression in Hong Kong.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, or other related discipline; proficiency in written and oral communication in Cantonese and English; excellence in analytical evaluation and generation of practical solutions; familiarity with advanced quantitative and qualitative statistical analyses in social sciences research; and the ability to work independently and as a team. The appointee will assist Project Directors in planning, managing, coordinating, and implementing research activities on elderly mental health services; oversee data collection, data analysis and draft reports; supervise Research Assistants; and perform any other relevant tasks as assigned. He/She will have ample opportunities to work with research professionals, mental health professionals, as well as stakeholders in the local community.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their research background, and contact information of three referees to the Department at firachel@hku.hk . Please indicate clearly the position applied for and the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.