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Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 509081
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: 509081) (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, nursing, health sciences or medicine-related disciplines, with at least 1 year’s post-qualification work experience in clinical or community-based research especially with the elderly. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, and a strong sense of responsibility. They should be highly motivated, attentive to details, and able to multi-task independently. Experience in recruiting participants from the community and organizing clinical follow-ups involving blood collection will be a significant advantage. Those with less experience and/or lower qualifications may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant I.

The appointee will work on the “Hong Kong Elderly Biobank” research project. He/She will coordinate projects, recruit participants via telephone, collect data through face-to-face interviews at community health centres across Hong Kong, and perform administrative tasks as assigned. This post will provide excellent practical experience in the fields of medice 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 December 21, 2021 and continue until February 28, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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