Research Assistant

Research Assistant

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Job Description


The Centre for Youth Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies is now recruiting a Research Assistant, who will support implementation of a consultancy project on Values, Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge (VASK) validation for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust %26ndash; 2nd Phase of CLAP for Youth@JC. CLAP for Youth@JC is a project which aims to foster a sustainable ecosystem to facilitate youth with their transition from school to work, enabling them to pursue a fulfilling life through cross-sector collaborations in school, community and workplace.
Applicants should have (i) a Master%26rsquo;s degree in Psychology, Education, Social Science, Statistics or a related discipline; (ii) high calibre in co-ordinating research projects; (iii) capability of managing budgets; and (iv) the following attributes:

  • Values: Believing in the values of creating social good and social innovation; having commitment to promote youth development; and embracing teamwork and collaboration;

  • Attitudes: Being open-minded and motivated to learn; and enjoy working with people from all walks of life;

  • Skills: Competent in qualitative research like conducting interviews and writing up case reports or quantitative research like statistical analyses involving mediation analyses or structural equation modelling; skills in item response theory analyses preferred; an excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese; excellent interpersonal communication skills; high self-motivation and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision; and

  • Knowledge: Thorough understanding in qualitative and quantitative research with an emphasis on psychometric assessment in educational or organisational settings.


Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators, the appointee is expected to communicate and collaborate effectively with other stakeholders and research teams to facilitate inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research. Duties include (a) conducting research projects with qualitative and/or quantitative methodology; (b) preparing proposals and academic publications such as journal papers, research reports, impact stories, policy briefs, occasional papers etc.; (c) providing research support for the Centre for Youth Studies and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies; and (d) other administrative duties as assigned.
Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year, renewable subject to mutual agreement and good performance.
Applicants should submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae in the online application.

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