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Department of Applied Social Sciences

Research Assistant

(Ref. 240416013)

[Appointment period: twelve months initially, with possibility of further appointment]


The appointee will assist the project leader in the research project - “Jockey Club Promoting Family Resilience Project 2.0”.  It is a three-year social service project supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.  The project’s key components include online family education programmes, online e-learning course, family resilience resource hub, award scheme for schools, ambassador training for parents, community-based family intervention programmes, professional training and evidence-based evaluation studies.  He/She will be required to:

(a)    conduct research and evaluative studies;

(b)    conduct data collection and data analysis; 

(c)    write reports; and

(d)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Unit or his delegates.


Applicants should:

(a)    have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification;

(b)    have a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese;

(c)    have good computer literacy including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

(d)    have knowledge of using statistical software such as SPSS; 

(e)    have good interpersonal and organisational skills; 

(f)    have strong ability to prioritise among multiple tasks; and

(g)    be a good team player and able to work independently.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter in the application.

Applicants are invited to contact Dr T. Y. Janet Leung via email at for further information.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.

Consideration of applications will commence on 23 April 2024 until the position is filled.

Posting date: 16 April 2024