Job Vacancies

Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 502385) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502385) to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in Physics or Mechanical Engineering, or in relevant disciplines with comprehensive experience in Perovskite materials, and/or 3D printing, and/or nano-electronics. Preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. degree in a related area, or who are expecting to complete the degree before March 2021.  The appointee will conduct researches on thermoelectric properties of Perovskite nanowires grown by a state-of-art 3D printing technique under the joint supervision of Dr. DongKeun Ki (e-mail: dkki@hku.hk; https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab/) in Physics and Dr. Jitae Kim (e-mail: jtkim@hku.hk; https://sites.google.com/site/kimlabhku/) in Mechanical Engineering.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and a cover letter, preferably with academic transcript(s) and a publication list.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 8, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) (Ref.: 502330) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502330), to commence from January 1, 2021 or as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics or a related subject, and have demonstrated knowledge and experience in experimental condensed matter physics.  The appointee will conduct research on experimental condensed matter physics in the group of Professor X. Cui. Strong technical experience in semiconductor optics and/or semiconductor physics will be highly desirable. Collaborations with other condensed matter groups in HKU are encouraged.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk/.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter with a publication list and a research statement. They should also arrange three reference letters to be sent directly by the referees to Professor Cui at xdcui@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics (Ref.: 502303) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502303), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics.  The appointee will conduct research on the theory of degenerate quantum gases in the group of Dr. Shizhong Zhang. Current research topics of the group include synthetic gauge fields and spin-orbit couplings in ultra-cold atomic gases, novel boson-fermion mixtures and dipolar molecules, and spin dynamics of strongly interacting Fermi gases. Collaborations with other members of the theoretical condensed matter group in HKU are encouraged. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk/

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter with a publication list and a research statement. They should also arrange three reference letters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Zhang at shizhong@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502280) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502280), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Condensed Matter Physics. Experience in numerical techniques and field-theoretical approaches is desirable. Applicants who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered.  The appointee will work with Dr. Ziyang Meng to conduct research on computational condensed matter physics. Areas of research include quantum Monte Carlo methods, density matrix renormalization group and tensor network states, AI-related and machine-learning inspired methodologies in physics, with particular focus on applying these numerical approaches to quantum many-body systems, such as correlated 2D materials, twisted graphene heterostructures, interacting Dirac-fermion systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc. The research topics and interests of Dr. Meng can be found at his group page https://quantummc.xyz, and a list of publications of Dr. Meng’s group is available at https://arxiv.org/a/meng_z_1.html.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a list of publications and a statement of research interests. Applicants should also arrange three recommendation letters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Meng at zymeng@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Research Assistant Professor in Quantum Information and Quantum Communication (Ref.: 501909) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Quantum Information and Quantum Communication in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 501909) to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis.

The University of Hong Kong has a highly ranked Faculty of Science and an active Physics Program.  The Department of Physics offers B.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programs.  It has about 25 full-time faculty members and is well-equipped with teaching and research support facilities.  Information about the Department can be obtained at https://www.physics.hku.hk/

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics or related engineering fields.  Previous research experience in quantum information and quantum communication will be highly desirable.  Both theorists and experimentalists are welcome to apply.  For theorists, a strong publication record in quantum information and quantum communication will be highly desirable.  For experimentalists, excellent hands-on research experience in optical fiber communication, particularly fiber-based quantum key distribution, would be advantageous.  Applicants should also have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and an excellent command of English.

The appointee will participate in a collaborative multidisciplinary research program on quantum communication under the supervision of Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo.  He/She will be responsible for applying for research funding, supervising research postgraduate students and research assistants, and working on administrative duties to promote the educational mission of the University.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. 

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from September 4, 2020 and continue until November 16, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantum Communication Theory (Ref.: 501908) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantum Communication Theory in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 501908) to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics or related subjects.  Those with strong knowledge and publication record on the theory of quantum communication, particularly the security analysis of quantum key distribution, will be highly desirable.  Applicants should be highly self-motivated and have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.  The appointee will work under the supervision of Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from August 28, 2020 and continue until October 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Quantum Communication (Ref.: 501907) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Quantum Communication in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 501907), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics or a related subject and have demonstrated knowledge and experience in experimental research in optics.  They should have strong technical experience in working with fiber optics components and research experience in experimental quantum key distribution (QKD).  They should also be highly self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.  The appointee will work on experimental quantum communication, particularly quantum key distribution under the supervision of Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on August 28, 2020 and continue until October 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics, tenable from as soon as possible, on a two-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in physics or equivalent. The appointee will be expected to conduct research in condensed matter theory. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk/.  

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment carries leave and medical/dental benefits. 

Applications with a C.V. should be sent to Ms. Eva Wong, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (e-mail: physdept@hku.hk).  Review of applications will continue until the post is filled. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the date of their applications may consider their applications unsuccessful.


Senior Research Assistants / Research Assistants / Teaching Assistants / Demonstrators
 

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

The University of Hong Kong is a leading international comprehensive research university in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 100 teaching departments and sub-divisions of studies and learning, and over 60 research institutes and centres. There is currently an enrolment of some 21,900 students (10,000 at postgraduate level). Research students are from more than 48 countries. The medium of instruction is English. The University is committed to the pursuit of international academic standards, and excellence in scholarship as well as research.

Department of Physics

The mission of the Department of Physics is to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to conduct top quality research in physics and related disciplines.

Applicants with strong research background in the following areas are encouraged to apply: positron physics, radiation physics, semiconductor physics, surface science, theoretical astrophysics, theoretical condensed matter, thin film physics, quantum computation.

Applications with a C.V. should be sent to Ms. Eva Wong, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (e-mail: physdept@hku.hk). Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available for students interested in pursuing a higher degree (M.Phil. or Ph.D.) in physics.
Research areas include:

  • astrophysics
  • condensed-matter theory
  • non-linear physics
  • quantum computation
  • experimental solid-state physics
  • superconductivity
  • surface physics
  • experimental thin-film physics


For further details, please contact : The Department of Physics at physdept@hku.hk.

Last updated on 23 October 2020