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Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 508309
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 508309) (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 have a Master’s degree or above in public health, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or related disciplines, with at least 1 year’s post-qualification work experience in clinical or community-based research. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to acquire new statistical techniques through self-learning. They should be able to multi-task and work independently, highly motivated, and attentive to details. Experience in managing and analysing health record data or omics data (e.g. genomics) using R and/or Stata will be a significant advantage. Those with lower qualifications and/or less experience may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant I.

The appointee will work on a population-based cohort of older adults and studies of medication. He/She will coordinate projects; recruit participants via telephone and/or face-to-face interviews; acquire, clean and manage data; conduct statistical analysis; assist in preparing reports and publications; and perform administrative tasks and other duties as assigned. This post will provide an excellent opportunity for acquiring analytical skills in the fields of medicine and public health. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Maggie Kwok at maggiek@hku.hk.

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 10% of basic salary.

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 commence on October 5, 2021, and continue until December 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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