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Research Assistant I/II (several posts) in the Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 526872
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy (21300)
Categories: Research Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant I/II (several posts) in the Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research (Ref: 526872)

We now invite applications for the captioned post(s).


Duties and Responsibilities

  • work with a team of researchers on health economics/pharmacoeconomics, big data, and epidemiology projects related to health preference elicitation using health survey methods (e.g. Discrete Choice Experiment, time trade-off), quality of life measures, questionnaire validation, cost-effectiveness analysis, and medication safety and effectiveness in areas including but not limited to mental well-being, infectious diseases, cardiology, and oncology
  • conduct standard statistical analysis of economic and/or epidemiological data and interpret the results
  • manage and analyze large quantitative datasets
  • assist with qualitative research, prepare and manage submission to the IRB
  • assist in the implementation of research projects in Hong Kong SAR and across mainland China
  • prepare reports and manuscripts
  • perform other duties as assigned
  • Enquiries about the duties of the posts should be sent to Dr. Edmund Yiu at or Prof. Esther Chan at



  • a Bachelor’s degree in Health Economics, Health Sciences, Public Health, Social Science, Psychology, Biostatistics, Pharmacy, Computer Science, or a related healthcare discipline with at least 1 year of relevant experience
  • a relevant background in analysing large and complex datasets using R, STATA, NVivo or other analytical tools; conducting qualitative interviews and analysis will be an advantage
  • the ability to implement statistical analyses of economic and epidemiological data with correct interpretation of the results
  • excellent coordination, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (Cantonese)
  • a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 524360) need not re-apply.


What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a 1-year temporary basis or a 2-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 10% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.


How to Apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post(s). Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until Jul 31, 2024, or until the post(s) are filled, whichever is earlier.



The University is an equal opportunities employer and
is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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