Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow in Epidemiology or Biostatistics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Temporary
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Department : School of Public Health

Closing Date : December 31, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Epidemiology or Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis for RAP, or on a one- to three-year temporary basis for PDF.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D. Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or related disciplines.  They should have a strong quantitative background, experience in analysing epidemiological data using R, STATA, SAS 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.  Proficiency in longitudinal analyses, multilevel modeling, data visualisation, and state-of-the-art statistical models would be an advantage.  The appointee will be primarily responsible for applied and methodological work in epidemiological and/or statistical research, and will work with a large population-based cohort with over 46,000 participants in 20,000 households.  He/She will conduct power/sample size estimation; generate tables and figures for reports and presentations; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; and assist in general administrative, operational and other duties as assigned.  Applicants with relevant post-doctoral work experience and an excellent publication track record may be considered for appointment as RAP, and the appointee is expected to take up a leading role to oversee the cohort team in research and operations.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Ms. Cynthia Yau at  Information about the School can be obtained at  Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201801009) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  For RAP, 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.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the School at Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at  Further particulars can be obtained at   Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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