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Data Scientist (at the rank of Senior Research Assistant) in the Hong Kong Jockey

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Work type: Full-time
Department: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (30002)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow, Research Staff

Data Scientist (at the rank of Senior Research Assistant) in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention within the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 526257)

We now invite applications for the captioned post to assist in Jockey Club Online Youth Emotional Support “Open Up” project which is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • assist with research and evaluation of the online text-based emotional support service
  • collaborate with team members to formulate the data analytics strategy and build relevant reports
  • monitor the data, carry out data analysis and visualize findings for different teams to support decision making
  • enhance dashboards and support delivery of regular reports
  • liaise with internal and external parties to facilitate research activities
  • perform other duties as assigned


  • a Bachelor’s degree or above in data science, statistics, computer science or related disciplines, with at least 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • proficiency in statistical analysis, data engineering, data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning algorithms, optimization
  • proficiency in programming languages such as Python, and/or R
  • experience in working with relational database and NoSQL
  • knowledge in natural language processing is a plus
  • relevant experience in big data technologies, dashboard development and visualisation
  • ability to monitor, analyze, and manage data to meet the need of project teams
  • a strong sense of responsibility
  • outstanding communication and analytic skills and good attention to details
  • excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese)
  • experience in mental health projects in Hong Kong would be an advantage

What We Offer

The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a 1-year temporary basis, 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 and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until April 30, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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