Scientific Officer - Public Health

Hong Kong (HK)
27 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Scientific Officer (holding the functional title of Senior Project Coordinator)

Ref.  :  201701572 
Department  :  School of Public Health
Closing Date  :  December 31, 2017 

Applications are invited for appointment as Scientific Officer (holding the title of Senior Project Coordinator) in the School of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree by research or equivalent in Public Health/Nursing/Social Science or related disciplines, a valid Registered Nurse Practicing Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong or equivalent, and with at least 5 years’ full-time work experience in the field of Public Health and/or Nursing and with a strong background in community health promotion. They should have excellent command of written and spoken communication skills; be highly motivated, innovative, independent, and able to perform in a multidisciplinary team environment, and maintain good collaborative relationship with external parties (including academics, government bureau/department, social services groups, and community organizations) and multitask.  The appointee is expected to coordinate research design, perform data collection and analysis, liaise with community parties and institutions to plan, develop and conduct community-based interventions and training programmes for local social service practitioners and professionals, and work closely with academic and research support staff in writing scientific publications and reports.  He/She will be responsible to develop interventions and training programmes to facilitate collection of big data related to family relationships and use of Information and Communication Technology, provide scientific and technical support to academic staff in the team, develop public health training programmes to local families and professionals, coordinate data analysis, supervise research staff members, and perform any other duties as assigned.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will also be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the School at  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at  Further particulars can be obtained at  Review of applications will start from November 24, 2017 until December 31, 2017 or until the post is 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.