Research Officer/Assistant Research Officer, Department of Anaesthesiology

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
11 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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: Department of Anaesthesiology (20100)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Officer (RO)/Assistant Research Officer (ARO) in the Department of Anaesthesiology (Ref.: 502094), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis or a one-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related discipline, preferably with at least 5 years’ research experience.  They should be competent in quantitative analysis, be well equipped to acquire new statistical techniques through self-learning, and have good communication skills.  Publication record will be evaluated.  The applicants should also be responsible, mature, attentive to details, and able to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.  Experience in epidemiological data analysis of large datasets is preferred, and the candidate is expected to lead research projects and write research grants. Those with lesser qualification and/or experience may be considered for appointment as Assistant Research Officer.

The appointee will be expected to lead research projects and write research grants.  He/She will spend a significant amount of time working on large population-based studies.  He/She will conduct statistical analyses, draft the methods and results sections for manuscripts, manage internal and external data transfers, assist in data security, and perform any other duties as assigned.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to

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 for RO and 10% of basic salary for ARO.  For RO, housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University's career site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from September 24, 2020 and continue until November 1, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.