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Research Assistant

University of Cambridge - Centre for Family Research

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: £26,715 to £30,942 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th August 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021
Job Ref: XJ27832

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to join a developmental science research team based in Hong Kong, but led by Professor Claire Hughes at the Centre for Family Research in the University of Cambridge. 

We are looking for a Research Assistant to be part of an exciting new longitudinal study of the links between well-being, social-cognitive ability and academic success in Hong Kong children, as they progress from the 2nd to the 3rd year of Kindergarten (equivalent to Reception and Year 1 in the UK).  The post-holder will begin in January 2022 and will be part of a team of three graduate researchers in Hong Kong, working closely with a larger parallel team in the UK and a smaller team working in Mainland China. 

The position will involve coordinating an ambitious schedule of zoom-based data collection, building relationships with primary school heads and class teachers to recruit participants, travelling to schools to film children in dyadic play sessions (where allowed, under social distancing rules) and gathering teacher and caregiver questionnaire data. The Research Assistant will also be responsible for data processing, data entry and preliminary data analysis, and will assist in preparing newsletters about the study for schools, caregivers, and policy makers, as well as literature reviews, professional development workshops, and preparing materials for conference presentations. 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st December 2022 in the first instance, renewable for a further 12 months. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Interviews will be held on Friday 5th November 2021 

For enquiries about the post please contact Dr Chengyi Xu 

Please quote reference XJ27832 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

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