Research Assistant (Fintech Research Policy)(Job ID: 6277)

Job level Middle
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Gratuity, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Training & Development
Education / Training > Others
Information Technology > System / Business Analyst
Published On 18/06/2021

Job Title:                Research Assistant (Fintech Research Policy)

Department:          School of Business and Management

Job ID:                   6277


Job Posting Details

The Office of the Dean of Business & Management would like to recruit a full-time Research Assistant to work on a research project “The Development of Fintech, Insurtech, and Regtech Manpower to Sustain Hong Kong as a Leading Global Financial Centre”.  The project aims to identify the fintech, insurtech and regtech manpower challenges and issues in Hong Kong’s finance industry.

The appointee will assist the Principal Investigator in overseeing the implementation of the project.  He/She will be responsible for literature review; conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis; assisting in drafting research reports and academic papers; coordinating with internal and external parties to organize dissemination activities of the project, and performing other duties as assigned.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or above in public policy, social science or business studies, with an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese.  The candidate should demonstrate experience in writing research reports, academic papers and other accessible products.  He/She should also possess strong skills in qualitative research analysis tools such as NVivo with experience in conducting qualitative research such as interviews and focus groups.  Familiarity with Hong Kong technology manpower policy would definitely be a great asset.  The successful applicant is also expected to have strong communication skills, project management capability and be able to work independently under minimal supervision.  (Duration: 2 years)

(Applicants who have applied earlier to the same position need not re-apply.)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.  A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.


Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only.  To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Friday, 9 July 2021.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.