Research Officer in Clinical Psychology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
15 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
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: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Officer in Clinical Psychology in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 494182), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in clinical psychology or a related field, with the eligibility for licensing where appropriate.  They should have at least 1 year's relevant work experience in the specialists of adult general medical and psychiatric services, preferably with experience working with cancer patients and their caregivers.  They should also have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese; strong communication and interpersonal skills; an analytic mind; empathy; and the commitment to patient care.  They should be committed to evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions; aspiration in psychological service development; and a keen interest in research in psycho-oncology.  The appointee will join The Jockey Club Institute of Cancer Care team, and assist in developing and conducting evidence-based supportive cancer care services, particularly comprehensive psychological assessments on cancer patients and caregivers. He/She will also design and undertake psychological interventions, provide advice to other health care professionals, and conduct research in relevant areas.

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.  Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start March 28, 2019 and continue until April 11, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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