Technical Manager / Assistant Technical Manager (holding the functional title of Project Manager / Assistant Project Manager) (several posts) in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 508868) (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, preferably in public health, medical science or related disciplines, with at least 2 years’ post-qualification work experience in project, clinical trial and/or epidemiologic study management, preferably in a clinical setting. They should have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese. They should be organized, responsible, detail-minded, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team. A keen research interest in epidemiology and public health, and/or experience in managing clinical research would be advantages. Those with less experience or lower qualifications may be considered for appointment as Assistant Technical Manager.
The appointees will manage a team of research staff to conduct community-based research on the epidemiology and vaccine responses of respiratory virus infections including COVID-19 and influenza. They will oversee all aspects of the study; coordinate, train and motivate team members to recruit participants in outreach centres and the community; conduct regular participant follow-up activities such as in-person/telephone interviews, specimen collection and health education; and perform other administrative tasks or special projects as assigned. Those with more experience and/or credentials will also ensure good research practice in compliance with standardized operating procedures (SOPs), GCP and other regulatory requirements; liaise with ethics, regulatory and external bodies; and assist in quality assurance. Irregular working hours may be required occasionally. 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 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 applications for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on December 8, 2021 and continue February 28, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.