Job Opportunities

Role
Part-time Student Research Assistant for Online Face Camp

Description
The Attention Brain & Cognition Lab is recruiting part-time Student Research Assistants for a project relating to eye tracking and eye movement training for children. Applicants will be working closely with the project coordinator to conduct fieldwork with children. This involves performing eye movement and cognitive experiments, as well as leading weekly tutorial sessions with children. They will also assist in other aspects of the research project, including other data
collection matters, preparation of materials, recording and editing videos, participant recruitment, and administrative work.

Applicants should have a good command of written and spoken English and Cantonese (native), and good communication skills. Preference will be given to those with experience and keen interests in operating eye-tracking tools and working with children. The Student Research Assistants will be required to work at least for approximately 10-12 hours/week, with priority to those who can commit for long-term, at least until the end of August. They are also expected to
work irregular hours in the weekends.

The position is available immediately. Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Interested candidates should send a CV including academic qualifications and experience, a copy of the transcript, and a cover letter describing interests in this position addressed to Dr. Janet Hsiao, to abclab@hku.hk, with the subject line “Student RA Online Face Camp”. For more information please contact Dr. Janet Hsiao at jhsiao@hku.hk .

Research Internship (Summer 2022) 

We are looking for volunteer research assistants to work in the Sleep, Self-regulation, and Health lab (www.psychology.hku.hk/slashlab). We conduct experimental and intervention studies in the area of sleep, eating, and health conditions.

Interns will be working closely with other members of the lab on different aspects of one or more ongoing research projects, including:

– conducting partial sleep experiments
– preparation of experiment materials
– study recruitment
– assist clinical psychologists in conducting assessments and scorings of questionnaires in community and university settings
– design and review treatment protocols for emotional disorders under clinical psychologists’ supervision

Intern selection:

– Strong academic competence is a must
– Effective communication and interpersonal skills are necessary
– Strong organization skills and attention to detail are required
– Fluency in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese) and English is required
– Prior lab experience is an advantage

Interns are required to work for approximately 20 hours/week during the period between June to August; priority will be given to individuals who are flexible with schedules and prefer long-term involvements (for a year from the start date).

Highly motivated and capable individuals will have the opportunity to contribute to data analysis and manuscript writing and earn authorship credits.

Credit-bearing research internship courses, PSYC2072, and PSYC2073 are available when the autumn semester starts. 

If you are interested in getting involved in the lab, please email Dr. Wai Sze Chan (slashlab@hku.hk) with your CV and academic transcript. Interviews take place in May. 

Recruiting outstanding staff to promote excellence in teaching and learning, research, and knowledge exchange is one of The University of Hong Kong’s top priorities. To find out more about working with us and also what it’s like to live in Hong Kong, visit the website “Professors from Afar”.

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