Post-doctoral Fellow in Mental Health of Older Adults

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
30 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2021
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 Social Work and Social Administration (30300)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Mental Health of Older Adults (2 posts) in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref: 504270), to commence as soon as possible for one to two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

The Department is conducting a geriatric mental wellness project in collaboration with NGO partners in the community.  It aims to develop a viable and sustainable best practice model to promote mental wellness among older adults and prevent depression among older people in Hong Kong. We are hiring Post-doctoral Fellows in the area of advanced statistical analysis and/or mental health.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, or other related disciplines.  Those with postdoctoral research experience, an especially strong background in health statistics or mental health research, and an excellent track record of publications are highly desirable.

The appointee will assist the Project Director and Project Managers to implement various research studies; facilitate the collection of big data; oversee data collection and management; write scientific publications and reports; supervise junior research staff; and perform any other duties as assigned.  They will have ample opportunities to work with research professionals, clinical psychologists, social workers as well as stakeholders in the local community.

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 applications for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV, a covering letter stating their research background, and the contact information of three referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until August 20, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is the earlier.

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