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Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503806
Work type: Full-time
Department: Sau Po Centre on Ageing (30302)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II (holding the functional title of Project Officer/Project Assistant) in the Sau Po Centre on Ageing within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.:503806) (to commence as soon as possible, on a one-year temporary basis or two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Computer Science, Public Health, or a related discipline with 3 years’ post-qualification experience; or a Master’s degree in the aforementioned disciplines with one year’s post-qualification experience. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, strong communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility, passion and interest in social sciences research, and can be well adapted to team work.  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).  Those with a Master’s degree and expertise in data engineering, especially in handling large datasets, and 3 years’ work experience in health sciences 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 management of the online self-assessment platform; big data analysis in health, mental health, and service matching; liaison with NGO partners; report writing; transcription preparation; and performing other research-related duties as assigned. He/She will have ample opportunities 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. Frances Yang (email: franyang@hku.hk).

Those with lower qualifications and/or less project management experience may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant I/II.

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 503204) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment on two-year fixed-term basis will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.  

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2021 (extended to June 30, 2021), or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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