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Senior Research Assistant / Research Assistant (Ref. No.: PRSCE0009/20-21)

17 NOV 2020

SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) is one of the eight Faculties/Schools of the University and is a major provider of continuing and professional education in Hong Kong. With the support of RGC under the Institutional Development Scheme (IDS), the School will launch a project titled “Research Centre for Environment and Human Health” to cultivate and enhance the institutional research expertise, capacity and infrastructure of SCE. Applications are now invited for the following position:  

 

Senior Research Assistant / Research Assistant (Ref. No.: PRSCE0009/20-21)

 

The project is looking for an appointee to support the Research Centre for Environment and Human Health, and assist the Project Team Leader in the project coordination and research activities. 

 

The major duties of the appointee include (a) assisting in the coordination of the Research Centre, and be responsible for providing research administrative services and support to faculty members/students to promote research capacity; (b) Assisting the Project Team and the faculty members in the initiation, development and implementation of preliminary research activities for the preparation of external research grant proposals; and (c) providing assistance and support to pilot research activities such as literature review, design of questionnaires, pilot sampling, liaison and coordination with external parties, field surveys, instrument purchase, calibration and maintenance, data processing, coordination with the student helpers on research supporting services etc.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Psychology, Health Science, Nursing, Environment Science, Social Sciences or related disciplines with at least 3 years of post-qualification research experience;
  • Master’s degree in related disciplines with less experience would also be considered;
  • Strong data interpretation and reporting skills with demonstrated accuracy and meticulous attention to details;
  • Strong knowledge and experience in project management, social media platforms and analytic technique;
  • High proficiency in computer applications including MS Office application (English and Chinese), and good knowledge in statistical data compilation preferably with experience in SPSS, AMOS, MPlus, Power BI, Tableau etc.
  • Organized, detail-minded and highly self-motivated, with good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good team spirit with multi-tasking skills and be able to work independently; and
  • Knowledge and experience in coordinating/managing a Research Centre, plus post-qualification research experience related to Environment and Human Health would be a definite advantage.

 

Candidate with less experience will be considered for the position of Research Assistant.

 

Duration of the project: 3 years from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023

 

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two years commencing from January 2021.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The appointee will be required to serve on the Shatin Shek Mun Campus.

 

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

 

The School reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms & conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

 

Closing date: 30 November 2020

 

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