THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor in Public Health

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
31 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Assistant Professor (several posts) 

Ref. : 201701494 

Department : School of Public Health 

Closing Date : December 31, 2017 
 
 
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (several posts) in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree by research or equivalent in Public Health, Social Sciences, Computer Science/Informatics or related disciplines.  They should also have at least 3 years’ experience in community-based research, as well as public health and population sciences research, with a strong quantitative background, preferably with demonstrated experience in Big Data Analytics and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in research.  Applicants should have the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team and the ability to work closely with external parties, including academics, social service groups, politicians, etc.  They should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.  The appointee is expected to conduct analysis of complex data sets from Big Data databases, liaise with community parties and institutions and write scientific publications and reports. He/She will be primarily responsible for methodological and applied work in statistical research for Big Data in family and ICT behaviors arising from the project, reports, as well as relevant duties assigned.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointments on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. 

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the School at sphhr@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Review of applications will start from November 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier. 

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