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Research Assistant I

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 516594
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant I in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.: 516594) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability).  

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Social Work, Public Policy, Sociology, Political Sciences, Geography, Economics or other related disciplines. They should have good quantitative data analysis skills and high proficiency in statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, Python). The applicants should have demonstrated a strong sense of responsibility and good communication skills in written and spoken English and Chinese. Preferences will be given to those who had experience of performing unsupervised machine learning models (e.g., clustering analysis) and natural language processing techniques (e.g., topic modelling and sentiment analysis). Interests in social policy and poverty alleviation are preferred.

The appointee will work for multiple research projects on social policy. He/She will be responsible for conducting literature review, collecting data, analyzing data, drafting manuscript, supervising research helpers and other research-related duties as assigned. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Peng Chenhong at chenhong.peng@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 posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 15, 2022 (Extended to December 31, 2022), or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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