Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Sciences

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
08 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2019
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.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.: 494044), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Policy, Statistics, Social Work, Economics, or other related disciplines.  They should have proficiency in written and spoken in Chinese and English; excellent analytical evaluation and problem solving skills; good understand of the advanced quantitative and qualitative statistical analyses in social sciences research; and the ability to work independently and as a team. Those with experience in managing multidisciplinary research projects, and a track record of publication in gerontology or related research areas are preferred.

The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator in planning, managing, coordinating, and implementing research projects on dementia services and policies.  The appointee will be responsible for overseeing data collection and analysis, as well as drafting reports and manuscripts; supervising Research Assistants; and performing any other relevant tasks as assigned. There will be ample opportunities to work with international scholars and experts, social care and healthcare professionals, as well as stakeholders in elderly care service and policy.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter stating their research background, and contact information of three referees.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until February 28, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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