Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Officer in School of Public Health

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 : November 30, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF)/Research Officer (RO) in Community-Based Interventions and Training in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis for RAP/RO, or on a two-year temporary basis for PDF.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree by research or equivalent in public health, social sciences, or related disciplines, with at least 3 years’ experience in community-based research, public health research and population sciences research. They should have a strong background in community health promotion, and/or background/experience in the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in research. They should also have the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team; the ability to work closely with external parties, including academics, social service groups, politicians, etc.; and excellent written and spoken communication skills. Those with relevant post-doctoral work experience and an excellent publication track record may be considered for appointment as RAP. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201800957) need not re-apply.

The appointee will work for the Jockey Club SMART Family-Link Project, with the aims to promote family well-being by leveraging Information and Communications Technology for innovative family services. He/She will coordinate research design, oversee data collection and management, liaise with community parties and institutions to plan, develop and conduct community-based interventions and training programmes for local social service practitioners and professionals to facilitate the collection of big data, work closely with academic and research support staff in writing scientific publications and reports, supervise research staff members, and perform other duties as assigned. The appointee at the rank of RAP is also expected to take up a leading role to oversee the research team.

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. For RO, housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

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 November 30, 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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