Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Applied Social Sciences City University of Hong Kong, Department of Applied Social Sciences

Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Applied Social Sciences (Appointment for 6 months) [Ref. C/R/119/09]


Developing a New Class of Approaches to Detecting and Controlling the Impact of Response Styles in Rating or Likert Scales


The Project involves the development of psychometric models to ensure the validity and reliability of surveys and assessments. Issues such as measurement invariance and rater severity are investigated in the Project.



Assist in conducting simulation and empirical studies, and perform any other duties as assigned.



A Master’s degree in Psychometrics/Psychology/Education/Statistics, with 1 year’s post-qualification working experience in conducting empirical research in psychology or education. Familiarity with statistical software (such as R, Mplus and/or Matlab); good background in advanced statistics, item response theory and psychometrics are required.


(Those who have responded to the previous advertisement in December 2017 need not re-apply.)


Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.


Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].


To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 3 February 2018. Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.


Worldwide recognition ranking 49th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2018); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2016).

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