Type of work: Full time
Department: Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Medicine (21500)
Categories: Academic staff
Applications are invited for nomination as Research Officer (RO)/Assistant Research Officer (ARO) in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Medicine (Ref.: 516390), to start as soon as possible on a 3-year CDD.
The appointee will participate in a 4.5-year large-scale multidisciplinary research and community project in youth mental health. This is Hong Kong’s first territory-wide initiative to create a youth-friendly, youth-friendly mental health platform that provides rapid preventive intervention to young people in distress and at risk of mental health deterioration. mental health. The project will transform current youth services and provide a framework for future developments in youth mental health and youth-focused services, both locally and internationally.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in psychology, social sciences, public health, sociology, statistics or a related discipline, with at least 1 year of professional experience in the field of psychiatry or at least 3 years of professional experience in a relevant field. A strong background in psychology or community research and an excellent publication record is preferred. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, experience in knowledge sharing and the ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team. Those with less experience may be considered for appointment as an BRA. The appointee will oversee the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) unit of the project. He/she will work closely with the Head of Unit to develop and implement a strategic plan; collaborate with local and international experts in youth mental health to assess project components and model; preparing reports; analyze data; train and supervise junior research staff; and perform other assigned duties.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At the current rate, payroll tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The fixed-term appointment will result in a termination gratuity and a contribution from the University to a pension scheme of up to 15% of base salary for RO, or up to 10% of base salary for ARO. For RO, housing allowances will also be provided where applicable.
The University is only accepting online applications for the above position. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date CV. The review of applications will begin on September 19, 2022 and will continue until October 31, 2022or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.