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Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Project Officer)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 498576
Work type: Full-time
Department: Sau Po Centre on Ageing (30302)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant (holding the functional title of Project Officer) in the Sau Po Centre on Ageing within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 498576) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Master's degree or above in Statistics, Computer Science, Public Health, or a related discipline with at least one year’s post qualification.  They should be familiar with programming languages (such as SAS or R), and have adequate knowledge of quantitative research methods and statistical softwares (such as SPSS), as well as a good command of written and spoken English.  Those with expertise in data engineering, especially in handling large datasets, and 3 years’ work experience in health science research are preferred.  The appointee will contribute to a project that aims to empower the young-old generation to better prepare for the second half of their lives through increased autonomy, connectedness and competence.  He/She will be responsible for the development of an online self-assessment platform; big data analysis in health, mental health, and service matching; and other research-related duties as assigned.  He/She will have ample opportunity to collaborate with computer science and social sciences experts for cultivation of research potential for the possibility of PhD study.  Enquiries about the post and/or the project should be sent to Dr. LUO Hao (email: haoluo@hku.hk).

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  

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 start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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