Applications are invited for appointment as Research Officer (RO)/Assistant Research Officer (ARO) in the Department of Psychiatry (Ref.: 502346), to commence as soon as possible on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis.
The appointee will participate in a 4.5-year large-scale multidisciplinary research and community youth mental health project. It is Hong Kong’s first territory-wide initiative to build a youth-specific and youth-friendly mental health platform that provides timely preventive intervention to youth with distress and risk for mental health deterioration. The project will transform current youth services and provide a framework for future developments in youth mental health and youth-focused services both locally and internationally.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in psychology, social sciences, public health, sociology, statistics or a related discipline. Relevant work experience, a strong background in psychology or community research, and an excellent track record of publications are preferred. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, experience in knowledge sharing, and the ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team. Those with less experience may be considered for appointment as ARO. The appointee will oversee the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Unit of the project. He/She will work closely with the unit leader to develop and implement a strategic plan; collaborate with local and international youth mental health experts to evaluate project components and model; prepare reports; analyse data; train and supervise junior research staff; and perform other duties as assigned. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 501860) need not re-apply.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme totalling up to 15% of basic salary for RO, or up to 10% of basic salary for ARO. For RO, housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.
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 November 30, 2020 (extended to February 10, 2021), or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.