THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
30 May 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2020
Ref
500266
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 in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 500266), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in economics or a related discipline and a strong background in applied quantitative research.  They should have a good command of written and spoken English, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated track record of publishing academic research papers.  They should be self-motivated, hardworking, and able to work well in an interdisciplinary team.  A strong command of statistical packages (e.g. STATA, R) and programming languages is essential. Experience in designing household surveys, analyzing household survey data, and working in low- and middle-income countries would be an advantage.  Research experience in Africa or outbreak settings is highly preferred.

The appointee will join an interdisciplinary and international research team investigating the differential gender effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and response in low- and middle-income countries. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Karen GrĂ©pin at kgrepin@hku.hk.  Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php.

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., together with a cover letter and a list of relevant research publications. Review of applications will start on June 12, 2020 and continue until June 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

 

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