THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow in Built Environment and Public Health

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Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
27 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Post-doctoral Fellow in Built Environment and Public Health working with the Hong Kong FAMILY Cohort and a high resolution health-specific urban GIS database for Hong Kong, jointly offered by the School of Public Health and the Faculty of Architecture  

Ref.  :  201701617 

Department : Faculty of Architecture 

Closing Date  : December 20, 2017 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Built Environment (BE) and Public Health working with the Hong Kong FAMILY Cohort and a high resolution health-specific urban GIS database for Hong Kong, to commence on or before March 31, 2018, for a period of two to three years. The appointee will work in the Healthy High Density Cities Lab (HealthyHDCities), a research lab originating from the collaborations between the Faculty of Architecture and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in public health, epidemiology, medical geography or a related subject; and have undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge. They should also have a strong quantitative background, experience in analysis of epidemiological data, demonstrated expertise in analysis of large and complex datasets, and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. The post has a strong focus on biostatistics, epidemiology (including multilevel, longitudinal and structural equation modelling) and spatial analysis. The appointee will report directly to the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. He/She is expected to devote full-time to research and will be working in the domain of built environmental epidemiology – deciphering links between health specific GIS-based BE exposure metrics created at the level of individual’s functional neighbourhoods and multiple behavioural and health outcomes among participants of Hong Kong FAMILY Cohort. He/She will work with a large population-based cohort with over 46,000 participants in 20,000 households. The objective will be to reliably decipher causal mechanisms from multiple forms of BE exposures to behaviour and health outcomes.

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 an up-to-date C.V. to the Faculty at foaapp@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/. Closes December 20, 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.