Research Associate / Senior Research Assistant (External Fund)

Research Associate / Senior Research Assistant (External Fund)

The Chinese University of 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 Associate, who will foster the smooth implementation of two consultancy projects for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The projects are:

  • Professional Traineeship for First-time Jobseekers Project ()

  • Value, Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge (VASK) Assessment Validation and Gamification Consultancy for CLAP 2.0 (2nd Phase of ) and

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in Psychology, Statistics, Education, Journalism/Communication, Public Policy, Sociology/Social Science or a related discipline OR a Master&rsquos degree in an abovementioned discipline and at least four years of post-qualification research experience (those with lower academic qualifications may be considered for appointment as a Senior Research Assistant (External Fund)) (ii) high calibre in co-ordinating research projects, preferably related to program evaluation using both quantitative and qualitative research methods (iii) hands-on experience in conducting statistical analyses and/or fieldwork interviews (iv) proven experience in service evaluation for NGOs and engaging stakeholders and (v) 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: Having a positive mindset under challenges and deadlines while enjoying working with people from all walks of life being open-minded with a strong sense of ownership and leadership to drive productivity of junior research staff

  • Skills: Competent in quantitative research like statistical analyses involving exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, mediation analyses, structural equation modelling or item response theory analyses an excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese excellent interpersonal communication skills high self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team with minimum supervision proven experience in writing research proposals and statistical presentation reports to funding agencies is a plus and

  • Knowledge: Thorough understanding in quantitative and qualitative research with an emphasis on psychometric assessment in educational or organisational settings. Experience in designing a data collection flow and conducting telephone interviews will be advantageous.

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 quantitative and/or qualitative methodology (b) generating SROI data to delineate project impacts and illustrate youth developmental pathways for sector adoption (c) preparing proposals, presentations and academic publications such as research reports, impact stories, policy briefs, occasional papers, newspaper op-eds, etc. (d) organising conferences, workshops and webinars and (e) providing other support for the Centre for Youth Studies and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies 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.

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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