Research Assistant in Social Work and Social Administration

University of Hong Kong Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Hong Kong

Research Assistant I/II

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 513746
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Social Work and Social Administration (30300)

Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant I/II in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (Ref.: 513746) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability)  

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Social, Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Sociology, Economy, Public Health, Psychology, or Social Work), Statistics, Computer Science or a related discipline, with one year post-qualification experience; or a Master’s degree in the aforementioned disciplines.  Those with experience in research and data analysis would have an advantage.  They should have experience in statistical programming languages such as Stata, Mplus, R, or SPSS; adequate knowledge of quantitative research methods and interpretation skills for the results; ability to work independently; a good command of written and spoken English.  Those with expertise in health/economic or aging research, especially in handling large and panel datasets, are preferred. 

The appointee will work on a project on employment issues and health in later life using secondary data sets in the Chinese context.  He/She will be responsible for data collection (e.g., collecting administrative data from web sources, government websites, etc.) and handling related research tasks included but not limited to: literature review, data management, and conducting preliminary data analyses.  Inquiries about the post/the project should be sent to Dr. Yu-Chih Chen at

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 applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 26, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:May 5, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:May 26, 2022 (HK Time)

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