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Research Assistant I (2 posts) (Ref.: 524529)

Ref.: 524529
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of English (04300)
Categories: Research Staff

Research Assistant I (2 posts) in the School of English (Ref.: 524529) (to commence on May 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary)

Duties and Responsibilities

The appointees will provide administrative and research assistance to Dr. Olga Zayts and contribute to a research project on university graduates transitioning to post-COVID-19 workplaces.

The appointees will be expected to provide assistance in the administration and research matters of the project. They will work closely with local and multinational businesses, university administrative and teaching departments, and local nongovernmental organizations; help recruit research participants and promote the project; conduct data collection, data search, literature search and translation (from Chinese to English); create publicity materials (e.g., infographics, posters, videos) to help promote the project; manage the project’s website and social media channels; organize public lectures, academic conferences and symposiums; and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in English Language and Linguistics, Language and Communication, Linguistics or a related discipline with at least a Graduation GPA of 3.3/4.3 (i.e. a high 2:1) from a reputable university. They should preferably be a Cantonese-English or Mandarin-English bilingual speaker. Applicants should have excellent analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team under pressure. They should demonstrate the ability to collaborate and establish rapport with internal and external stakeholders. Preference will be given to candidates with experience assisting in externally funded research projects.


Information about the School of English can be obtained at https://english.hku.hk/.

Enquiries about the duties of the post can be directed to Mr. Angus Chan (anguscsm@hku.hk).

How to Apply

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., their academic transcript(s). Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until February 29, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Jan 19, 2024 (HK Time)
Applications close: Feb 29, 2024 (HK Time)