Research Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry
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Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Psychiatry (21500)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the Department of Psychiatry (Ref.: 499446), to commence as soon as possible, on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis for RAP, or on a two- to three-year temporary basis for PDF.
The appointee will participate in a 4.5-year large-scale multidisciplinary research and community youth mental health project. It is Hong Kong’s first territory-wide initiative to build a youth-specific and youth-friendly mental health platform that provides timely preventive intervention to youth with distress and risk for mental health deterioration. The project will transform current youth services and provide a framework for future developments in youth mental health and youth-focused services both locally and internationally.
Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research in psychology, social sciences, public health, sociology, statistics or related disciplines, with an excellent publication track record. They should have a strong quantitative background, relevant post-doctoral experience in conducting and managing community research and clinical studies, and demonstrated expertise in analysis of large and complex datasets. They should also have the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team; the ability to collaborate with external parties including academics and social service groups, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Those with less experience may be considered for appointment as PDF. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 499003) need not re-apply.
The appointee will manage the evaluation component of the project. He/She will collaborate with local and international youth mental health experts to evaluate project outcome and model, liaise with project site for data acquisition, write academic papers, train and supervise research staff, and perform other duties as assigned. The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop academically in the field of youth mental health.
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 on fixed terms 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 January 23, 2020 and continue until March 15, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.