Technical Manager / Assistant Technical Manager / Senior Technical Officer / Technical Officer (holding the functional title of Data Scientist or Data Analyst) in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 503491) (to commence as soon as possible, on a one-year temporary basis or two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)
Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, informatics, data science or a related discipline, with at least 5 years’ relevant work experience. They should have a strong quantitative background; experience in analysing epidemiological data using R, STATA, SAS or other statistical packages; and demonstrated expertise in the analysis of large and complex datasets. They should also have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong data visualization skills; the ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team; and the ability to acquire new statistical techniques by self-learning. They should be organised, responsible, resourceful, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and present abstract concepts in an accessible way to audiences of different backgrounds. Proficiency in longitudinal analyses, and knowledge of multilevel modelling, and state-of-the-art statistical and epidemiological models would be advantages.
The appointee will be primarily responsible for the applied and methodological work in epidemiological and/or statistical research, and work with a large population-based cohort with over 46,000 participants in 20,000 households. He/She will conduct power/sample size estimation; generate tables and figures for reports and presentations; contribute to scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; 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 email@example.com. 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 benefit. The appointment on fixed term will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.
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 June 30, 2021 (extended to September 30, 2021), or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.