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Scientific Officer

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 519952
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Scientific Officer in the Division of Health Economics, Policy and Management, School of Public Health (Ref.: 519952), to commence as soon as possible, on a one-year temporary basis or two year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in public health, health services research or other health-related disciplines, with at least 4 years of post-doctoral research experiences. They should have a strong track record of academic research publications, strong quantitative background, and an excellent command of written and spoken English. Expertise in biostatistics/health economic outcomes research, proficiency in data analysis (e.g R programming), and experience in managing research projects would be highly desirable. 

The appointees will participate in interdisciplinary multi-year research programmes to evaluate i) breast cancer screening programme, (ii) genetic risk tailored cancer screening, (iii) Hong Kong genome project, (iv) multi-component District-based Caregiver support service model. There may be opportunities to work on other interdisciplinary collaborative projects on the cost-effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine allergy safety programme and spill-over impact of COVID-19 disruptions on healthcare for non-communicable diseases. They will coordinate research projects, analyse data, prepare reports/publications, supervise junior research staff, and perform other duties as assigned.  Enquiries about the duties of the posts should be sent to Dr. Jianchao Quan at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. 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, 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 on April 19, 2023, and continue until July 4, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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