THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Officer in Big Data Analytics

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Ref
492413
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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.

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF)/Research Officer (RO) in Big Data Analytics 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 doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D. Sc., or equivalent) in statistics, computer science, computer informatics, engineering, or other analytics-related disciplines. They should have a strong academic background in advanced data analytics; demonstrated experience in the analysis of Big Data (including structured data, unstructured data, multimedia data); familiarity with the common predictive models used in machine learning; and proficiency in the software and programming tools that are widely used in data analysis (e.g. SPSS, SQL, SAS, R, Python, Tensorflow, etc) and data visualization (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, etc). They should also have excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Those with relevant post-doctoral work experience and an excellent publication track record may be considered for appointment as RAP.

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 perform advanced data analytics to identify, analyze and interpret trends or patterns in Information and Communications Technology behaviors for family services, write scientific publications, assist in writing reports, and perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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 as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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