Research Assistant in Social Sciences

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Social Sciences

Hong Kong

Research Assistant II (holding the functional title of Project Assistant)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 502234

Work type: Full-time

Department: Faculty of Social Sciences (30000)

Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant II (holding the functional title of Project Assistant) in the Centre for Water Technology and Policy (Ref.: 502234) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)

The Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, in collaboration, have jointly established the Centre for Water Technology and Policy to conduct cutting-edge research on water science, technology and policy issues relating to the broader urban sustainability agenda. The Centre is dedicated to pursuing excellence in research and teaching on water policy-technology interface issues, and to reaching out to the larger community to stimulate discussion on salient research findings. 

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Social Sciences, Geography, Political Science or related disciplines, with 1 to 2 years’ work experience. Experiences and/or interest in project coordination and policy research would be preferred. They should have a good command of written and spoken Chinese and English; a strong sense of responsibility; detail-minded; self-motivated; be able to work independently and in a team.  

The appointee will assist with logistics arrangements for research activities; assist Project Managers in undertaking research tasks relating to research projects; conduct field work; provide administrative support to the Centre Manager; and perform other research-related duties assigned by the Executive Director. Irregular working hours will be required occasionally.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., transcripts and a writing sample. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Sep 21, 2020 (HK Time)

Applications close:Oct 31, 2020 (HK Time)

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