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Full-time or Part-time Senior Research Assistant/Research I/Research Assistant II

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 499863
Work type: Fractional / Part-time, Full-time
Department: Faculty of Education (10000)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Full-time/Part-time Senior Research Assistant / Research Assistant I/II, Faculty of Education (Ref.: 499863) to commence as soon as possible for 6 months

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in any discipline, such as Sociology, Psychology, Education or related fields. They should have proficiency in spoken and written English, capability in using office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and experience with quantitative research methods and applied quantitative data analysis (e.g., in SPSS or R). Preference will be given to those who have a Master’s degree or above with a specialization in quantitative research methods, civic education, and/or civic engagement. Experience with survey data and online survey tools, as well as Cantonese language proficiency are assets. Enquiries may be sent to Dr. Mona Wong (wpsmona@hku.hk) or Dr. Frank Reichert (reichert@hku.hk).

Research Assistant I/II should possess:

  1. experience with quantitative research (esp. survey research);
  2. capability in handling quantitative survey data; and
  3. skills in analyzing quantitative data (descriptive analyses, correlational analyses such as bivariate correlation and crosstab significance tests, factor analysis, and multiple regression analysis/ANOVA).

Senior Research Assistant should possess:

  1. skills or experience in conducting advanced regression analyses (e.g., mediation);
  2. high level of writing proficiency in English; and
  3. motivation and capacity to assist in drafting an article manuscript.

The appointees will support a project on university students’ civic engagement, directed by Dr. Frank Reichert. They will work on various tasks including but not limited to survey implementation, on-site data collection, data management and preparation, statistical analyses, as well as other day-to-day project-related tasks and preparation of a project report. They may also translate text from Chinese to English and vice versa, given their proficiency in both languages, but tasks will be assigned based on the appointees’ expertise. Flexible work arrangements are possible, including work from home; however, residence in Hong Kong is required to fulfill the duties. 

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 application 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 April 30, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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