Post-doctoral Fellow in Social Epidemiology/Social Sciences, Hong Kong


Ref. : 201200866

Posting Title : Post-doctoral Fellow in Social Epidemiology/Social Sciences in the Department of Community Medicine and the School of Public Health

Department : Department of Community Medicine

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Social Epidemiology/Social Science in the Department of Community Medicine and the School of Public Health, from as soon as possible, for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal.

The appointee will join the "FAMILY: A Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society" Project, funded through a large donation by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and focused on developing and evaluating upstream strategies and interventions that will promote societal harmony through families, improve health within families and support individuals throughout the life course by families. Further information about the Project can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree by research (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H. or equivalent) in Epidemiology/Social Psychology/Sociology/Psychology or a related discipline. They should also have a strong quantitative background; experience in analysis of epidemiological data using STATA, SPSS, SAS, R or other programs; and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Prior experience in handling large and complex datasets is preferred. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills and are expected to write scientific publications and assist in writing reports. They will work with Professor Gabriel M. Leung and the FAMILY Project Cohort Team. The appointee will be primarily responsible for methodological and applied work in epidemiological research to identify social and environmental determinants of health, happiness and harmony within the FAMILY Project - a longitudinal study of 20,000 households (48,000 participants). He/She will conceptualize harmony in the Chinese context and will be responsible for examining the interplay between health, happiness and harmony. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Michael Ni (e-mail:

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., to Application form (341/1111) can be obtained at Further particulars can be obtained at

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.