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Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 508582
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II (several posts) in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 508582) (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 spoken and written of English and Chinese, and a keen interest in epidemiological research. 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, data management (e.g. using REDCap), statistical analysis, and/or infectious disease epidemiology would be an advantage. Those with 3 years’ relevant experience or more may be considered for appointment as Senior Research Assistant.

The appointee will work on community-based studies of the epidemiology and vaccine responses of respiratory virus infections including COVID-19 and influenza. He/She may be tasked to recruit participants via mass publicity efforts or screening in outreach centres; conduct regular follow-up activities including in-person/telephone interviews, specimen collection and health education; prepare study documents; perform literature review; assist in data management, cleaning and analyses; prepare publications and reports; facilitate quality assurance, quality control and internal audit; and perform other duties as assigned. Irregular working hours may be required occasionally. Enquires about the duties of the posts should be sent to Dr. Nancy Leung at leungnan@hku.hk. 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 posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on November 4, 2021 and continue until December 31, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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