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Post-doctoral Fellow/Senior Research Assistant in the Jockey Club End-of-Life

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences (30000)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

Involve in the research team of the Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project ( to work on cutting-edge research and evaluation studies in end-of-life care. Duties and responsibilities included:

  • drive research activities towards defined goals and priorities within a specified timeline
  • perform advanced level of data analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  • advance knowledge based on the data and disseminate it through peer-review journals or other means
  • draft proposals, reports and presentations relevant to the projects
  • liaise with project collaborators and partners
  • mentor junior research staff
  • support and perform other duties as assigned


  • a Ph.D. degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Nursing, Counseling, Public Health, Psychology, Behavioral Health, Mental Health or a related discipline (Those with a Master’s degree plus at least 1 year’s post-qualification experience may be considered for appointment as Senior Research Assistant)
  • good command of written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese) and English
  • a strong sense of self-motivation, responsibility, and work ethics
  • good analytical, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • the ability to multi-task and work on a tight schedule to meet project deadlines
  • the ability to work well independently and collaboratively as a team
  • the capacity to develop and pursue a coherent research agenda
  • the ability to develop a body of high-quality publications in scholarly journals with global impact
  • proficiency in statistical software packages, including SPSS and R, for large and complex data analysis
  • proven knowledge and experience in undertaking research related to end-of-life care is advantageous

What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a temporary basis for 1 or 2 years for Post-doctoral Fellow, and fix-term basis for 2 years for Senior Research Assistant, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s Careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V, quoting the job reference number, with information on current/expected remuneration and availability. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2023 ( (Extended to February 29, 2024), or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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