THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Assistant Research Officer at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention

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Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
19 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Research Officer (holding the functional title of Data Analyst)

Ref. : 201701405
Department : The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Closing Date : November 30, 2017

Assistant Research Officer (holding the functional title of Data Analyst) in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (Ref. 201701405) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics or related discipline; excellent command of written and spoken English, and Chinese/Cantonese; and fluency in R, Python, and SQL. They should have experience in big data analytic tools such as Spark, Hadoop etc, and integrating social media APIs; data visualization skills; knowledge in Tableau, ggplot, plotly, d3.js; and ability to design, lead and execute analysis and communicate insights, ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to team members across the organization, technical and non-technical alike. Those with work experience in at least 2 of the areas: natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, machine learning and statistics are preferred. The appointee will be joining the Centre’s research projects of applying big data strategies for preventing suicide and promoting well-being.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a covering letter, stating their background, and contact information of three referees and an up-to-date C.V. to the Faculty at fosshr@hku.hk, quoting the job reference no. and post title in the e-mail subject.  Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc.   Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes November 30, 2017

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.