Research Assistant I/II in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 503587) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)
Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in public health, medical science, biomedicine, or related disciplines. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua), and a keen interest in research on the epidemiology and/or vaccine responses of respiratory virus infections such as COVID-19 and influenza. They should be organized, responsible, detail-minded, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a team. Experience in clinical research, blood-taking, statistical analysis or knowledge of infectious disease epidemiology would be advantages.
The appointee will work on community-based studies and vaccine trials of respiratory virus infections, including COVID-19 and influenza in Hong Kong. He/She will recruit participants in outreach centres, conduct regular participant follow-up through in-person/telephone interviews, handle and collect clinical specimens, conduct health education activities, and perform administrative tasks and other duties as assigned. Irregular working hours may be required occasionally. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php.
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 April 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.