THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Research Officer, School of Public Health

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
24 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2019
Ref
498698
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 Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF)/Assistant Research Officer (ARO) in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 498698), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year temporary basis for PDF, or on a two-year fixed-term basis for ARO.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research or equivalent in public health, social sciences, or related disciplines, with at least one year's experience in community-based research, public health research or population sciences research. They should have knowledge of community health promotion, and/or experience in the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in research. They should also have the ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team; the ability to collaborate with external parties including academics, social service groups and politicians; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The appointee will work for the Jockey Club SMART Family-Link Project, with the aim to promote family well-being by leveraging ICT for innovative family services.  He/She will coordinate research design; liaise with community parties and institutions; plan, develop and conduct community-based interventions and training programmes for local social service practitioners and professionals; facilitate the collection of big data; oversee data collection and management; write scientific publications and reports; supervise research staff members; and perform other duties as assigned. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 495711) need not re-apply.

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 appointments on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary for ARO. 

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 on October 4, 2019 and continue until December 31, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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