THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow in Epidemiology or Biostatistics 

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

Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow in Epidemiology or Biostatistics 

Ref. : 201701291 

Department  :  School of Public Health 

Closing Date  :  December 31, 2017 

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor (RAP)/Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Epidemiology or Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a two- to three-year fixed-term basis for RAP, or for a period of one to three years for PDF.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D. Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related disciplines.  The appointee will be primarily responsible for applied and methodological work in epidemiological and/or statistical research.

Proficiency in longitudinal analyses, multilevel modeling, data visualisation, and state-of-the-art statistical models would be an advantage.  The appointee will work with a large population-based cohort with over 46,000 participants in 20,000 households.  He/She should have a strong quantitative background, experience in analysis of epidemiological data using R, STATA, SAS or other statistical packages, demonstrated expertise in analysis of large and complex datasets, and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.  The appointee should have excellent written and oral communication skills and is expected to write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports.  He/She will also conduct power/sample size estimation, and generate tables and figures for reports and presentations.  He/She will also assist in general administrative, operational, and any other duties as assigned.  Applicants with relevant post-doctoral work experience and an excellent publication track record may be considered for appointment at RAP level, and the appointee is expected to take up a leading role to oversee the cohort team in research and operations.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Ms. Cynthia Yau (e-mail: cynthyau@hku.hk).  Further information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk/index.php

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment at RAP level 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 sphhr@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.   Review of applications will start on October 13, 2017 and continue until December 31, 2017, or until the post is filled, whichever is the earlier.

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