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Assistant Research Officer

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 499613
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Assistant Research Officer in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 499613) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D. Sc., Dr. P.H. or equivalent) in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or related disciplines, with at least 1 year’s relevant work experience. They should have a strong quantitative background; competence in analysing epidemiological data using R, STATA, SAS or other statistical packages; demonstrated expertise in the analysis of large and complex datasets; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.  They should be organised, responsible, resourceful and attentive to details. Proficiency in longitudinal analyses, multilevel modelling, data visualisation, and state-of-the-art statistical and epidemiological models would be an advantage.

The appointee will be primarily responsible for applied and methodological work in epidemiological and/or statistical research, and will work in a large population-based cohort with over 46,000 participants in 20,000 households. They will conduct power/sample size estimation; generate tables and figures for reports and presentations; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; assist in teaching; and perform general administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Ms. Cynthia Yau at cynthyau@hku.hk. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php.

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

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until February 29, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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