Research Officer, School of Public Health

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
05 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 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: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Officer in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 499042), 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 Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or related disciplines.  They should have a strong quantitative background; experience in analysing epidemiological data using R, SPSS or other statistical tools; demonstrated expertise in the analysis of large and complex datasets; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.  Relevant post-doctoral work experience and an excellent publication track record would be advantages.  The appointee will be primarily responsible for applied and methodological work in epidemiological and/or statistical research.  He/She will conduct primary research in infectious disease epidemiology; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; mentor junior research staff and students; contribute to the teaching of our postgraduate or undergraduate programmes; and assist in administrative, operational and other duties as assigned.  Information about the School can be obtained at

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.

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 November 19, 2019 and continue until December 7, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.