Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 499475), to commence as soon as possible on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in statistics, epidemiology, public health or related disciplines. They should have a strong quantitative background, experience in analysing epidemiological data using MATLAB, R or other statistical packages, demonstrated expertise in the analysis of large and complex datasets, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Relevant post-doctoral work experience, such as management of biostatistical research, and an excellent publication and grant track record would be advantages.
The appointee will be primarily responsible for applied and methodological work in epidemiological and/or statistical research. He/She will also take up a leading role to oversee the junior research staff and students in research and operations; develop research programs independently; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; teach or co-teach undergraduate or postgraduate courses; and assist in general administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. 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. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.
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 January 30, 2020 and continue until February 13, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.