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Research Assistant I

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503031
Work type: Fractional / Part-time
Department: Department of Sociology (30400)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Part-time Research Assistant I in the Department of Sociology (Ref.: 503031) (to commence on February 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter for four months)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in Anthropology, Sociology, Media Studies, Communication, Journalism, or other related disciplines; a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua); and excellent research, problem-solving, and project management skills.  They should also be self-motivated, have a good sense of responsibility, be able to work independently, and be able to use MS Excel and Word.

The appointee will assist in a project that aims to gain in-depth knowledge about film industries with a focus on technology and computer graphics.  Duties will include arranging and transcribing interviews; collecting data on the Hollywood film industry, and developing an annotated bibliography of the emerging scholarly research dedicated to the use of AI and VR in US and Chinese media entertainment.  He/She will assist Dr. Sylvia Martin in coordinating and implementing research activities of her project on Hollywood industry and its relationship to the US state and perform any other relevant tasks as assigned.  He/She will have ample opportunities to work with research professionals, media professionals, as well as stakeholders in the community.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their academic and/or work background, and contact information of two referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until January 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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