Ref.: 201800816
Posting Title: Research Officer/Assistant Research Officer in Clinical Psychology
Department: School of Public Health
Closing Date: July 30, 2018


Applications are invited for appointment as Research Officer (RO)/Assistant Research Officer (ARO) in Clinical Psychology in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in clinical psychology from a local university, with eligibility for licensing where appropriate.  They should have at least 1 year's relevant working experience in the specialists of adult general medical and psychiatric services, preferably with experience working with cancer patients and caregivers.  They should also have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese; strong communication and interpersonal skills; analytical thinking; empathy; and commitment to patient care. They should be committed to evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions; aspiration in psychological service development; and a keen interest in research in psycho-oncology.

The appointee is expected to join The HKU Jockey Club Institute of Cancer Care team and to assist in developing and conducting evidence-based supportive cancer care services, particularly comprehensive psychological assessments on cancer patients and caregivers. He/She will also design and undertake psychological interventions, provide advice to other health care professionals, and conduct research in relevant areas.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary for RO, or up to 10% of basic salary for ARO.  For RO, housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the School at  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at  Review of applications will start on June 25, 2018 and continue until July 30, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. 

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