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Senior Research Assistant

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502213
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 502213) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in infectious diseases epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, computational biology, physics, or related disciplines with solid experience in data analysis and interpretation. They should have an excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese, and good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. They should be organized, responsible, detail-minded, self-motivated, able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team. Research experience related to influenza and/or COVID-19 would be an advantage. Quantitative skills and proficiency in statistical and computer modelling software (e.g. R, Python, Matlab, C++) are highly preferred.

The appointee will develop models for analysing data of influenza and/or COVID-19 studies in Hong Kong, and conduct simulations to evaluate the impact of control measures. He/She will prepare publications and reports, assist in applying for grants, and perform other duties as assigned. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Tim Tsang at matklab@hku.hk. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.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 commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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