Officer/Technical Officer (holding the functional title of Data Scientist or Data Analyst)
The University of Hong Kong
Apply now Ref.: 523193 Work type: Full-time Department: School of Public Health (22400) Categories: Executive / Technical / Support Hong Kong
Technical Manager/Assistant Technical Manager/Senior Technical Officer/Technical Officer (holding the functional title of Data Scientist or Data Analyst) in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 523193) (to commence as soon as possible, on a one-year temporary basis or two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)
Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree or above in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, mathematics, informatics, data science or a related discipline, with at least 3 years' relevant work experience. They should have a strong quantitative background; experience in analysing epidemiological data using R, STATA, SAS or other statistical packages; and demonstrated expertise in the analysis of large and complex datasets. They should also have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong data visualization skills; the ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team; and the ability to acquire new statistical techniques by self-learning. They should be organised, responsible, resourceful, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and present abstract concepts in an accessible way to audiences of different backgrounds. Proficiency in longitudinal analyses, and knowledge of multilevel modelling, and state-of- the-art statistical and epidemiological models would be advantages.
The appointee will be primarily responsible for the applied and methodological work in epidemiological and/or statistical research, and work with a large population-based cohort with over 46,000 participants in 20,000 households. He/She will conduct power/sample size estimation; generate tables and figures for reports and presentations; contribute to scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; and perform general administrative, operational and other duties as assigned. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to [email protected]. Information about the School can be obtained at https:// sph.hku.hk. Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 521064) need not re-apply.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefit. The appointment on fixed term will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.
The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence October 19, 2023 and continue until January 5, 2024 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.
Advertised: Oct 6, 2023 (HK Time) Applications close: Jan 5, 2024 (HK Time)