(a) (i) have a Master degree in Public Health or Epidemiology and Biostatistics from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent; or
(ii) have a postgraduate diploma in Public Health or Epidemiology and Biostatistics from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent, with 2 years’ relevant full time post qualification working experience.
(b) in addition to requirement (a), another 2 years of relevant full time post qualification working experience in conducting environmental health/ epidemiology related research studies, environmental health risk assessment, risk communication, data base management and data analysis is preferred (Note (1));
(c) Meet the Language Proficiency Requirement :
(i) Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or equivalent (Note (2)); or
(ii) have (1) Chinese Language and Culture or Chinese Language and Literature and (2) Use of English at “Grade E” or above in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), or equivalent; and
(d) be able to speak fluent Cantonese and English.
[Remark: Candidates may be invited to attend a written test.]
(1) Candidate unable to comply with Entry Requirement (b) may also apply but may enter at a lower salary.
(2) For appointment purpose, ‘Grade C’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(a) Provide professional input on environmental health issues (including physical, chemical and biological hazards);
(b) Monitor, collate, review and appraise scientific and medical literature/evidence on various environmental health issues;
(c) Provide comments on environmental health issues in various studies and projects;
(d) Carry out environmental health risk assessments / studies; and
(e) Provide statistical support.
[Remark: May be required to work shift and irregular hours.]
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms up to one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Department and the performance of the candidate.
Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), 14 days’ paid annual leave, maternity/ paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the Employment Ordinance.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address indicated.
(h) Towards the application deadline, the on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website at http://www.csb.gov.hk. On-line application can also be made through the same website.
The application period for the post of Research Officer (Public Health) is from 28 August 2015 to 4 September 2015. Applicants should state in details in the application forms their requisite academic qualifications and requisite post-qualification working experience. They must also attach copies of their official transcripts of studies and certificates, documentary proof of their requisite post-qualification working experience, and curriculum vitae on the working experience to their application forms. Completed application forms should reach the enquiry address indicated on or before the closing date for application with the envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Research Officer (Public Health).”
For online applicants, copies of all relevant documents must be submitted to the enquiry address indicated within one week after closing date for application. They should quote the online application number on the envelope and every page of the copies of the documents. Please do not send originals of transcripts/ certificates.
Candidates who are selected for interview and/or written test will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview and/ or written test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call the telephone number indicated.
Appointments Unit, Department of Health, Room 1807, 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (28 August 2015) and Job Market Magazine (28 August 2015 and 1 September 2015)