Research Associate(s) / Senior Research Assistant(s) (External Fund)

Research Associate(s) / Senior Research Assistant(s) (External Fund)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Job Description

The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care is inviting passionate talents to join its multidisciplinary research team focusing on knowledge creation and insight extraction from massive datasets. Some of the world-leading research projects are (1) employing machine learning model to study the diseases prevention (2) using deep learning for dementia and (3) using artificial intelligence platforms to support physicians.
Applicants should have (i) an MPhil or a Master's degree or above, preferably in Statistics, Computer Science or a related discipline, plus four years relevant post-qualification work experience (for Research Associate(s)) OR a Bachelor's degree preferably in the above-mentioned disciplines, plus four years relevant post-qualification work experience (for Senior Research Assistant(s) (External Fund)) (ii) knowledge of statistical modelling and/or machine learning as well as proficiency in related programming languages, preferably R or Python (iii) good communication and interpersonal skills (iv) a high self-motivation to develop academic research and the ability to work both independently and as a team and (v) proficiency in written English. Experience in supervising junior teammates will be advantageous.
The appointee(s) will be responsible for (a) providing statistical support to research projects related to health, including data collection, analysis and management (b) preparing data collection instruments and protocol, selecting data samples and ensuring data quality (c) using statistical software or programming to analyse data, discover knowledge, produce insightful graphs and tables (d) assisting in the preparation of research papers publication (e) assisting in project planning and supervision of student helpers or junior teammates and (f) performing other job-related ad-hoc tasks including administrative duties as assigned.
Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a public research university in Shatin, Hong Kong, formally established in 1963 by a charter granted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It is the territory's second-oldest university and was founded as a federation of three existing colleges – Chung Chi College, New Asia College and United College – the oldest of which was founded in 1949.
CUHK is organized into nine constituent colleges and eight academic faculties, and remains the only collegiate university in the territory. The university operates in both English and Chinese, although classes in most colleges are taught in English. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence.

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