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Research Assistant I

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 499117
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant I in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.: 499117) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Public Health, or a related discipline. They should have a good command of academic writing, excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and work independently. Those with experience in survey research, focus groups, and child/youth development are preferred. Working experience at primary or secondary schools in Hong Kong is an advantage.  Applicants who are interested in pursuing a PhD are welcome to apply as the experience will provide a firm grounding in state-of-the-art research techniques.  Further enquiries should be sent to Dr. Clifton R. Emery at

The appointee will primarily work for a research project on children/youth online behavior and well-being. He/She will be responsible for managing the data collection process, including recruitment of schools, parents, and students into the study; conducting focus group interviews, data management, processing, and analysis; doing literature search and review; writing research reports in English and/or Chinese; and completing other tasks as assigned.  

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. and one English academic writing sample that includes a data analysis and literature review section. Please state the expected salary and start date. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible until December 20, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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