Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref.: 508377) *NEW*

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics (Ref: 508377) (to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance).

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics, with research experience in condensed matter theory.  The appointee will work with Professor Wang Yao to pursue research on topological physics in condensed matter systems (in particular moiré superlattices) and related topics. Details of Professor Yao’s group can be found at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~wangyao/.

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 a cover letter, together with an up-to-date C.V. including a publication list and a research statement. They are also required to arrange two to three reference letters to be sent directly by the referees to Professor Yao at wangyao@hku.hk.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 508264) *NEW*

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 508264) (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 Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a related area, with more than three years of research experience in fabrications of nano-electronic devices and/or low-temperature & low-noise electrical measurements, and must be highly motivated. Priority will be given to those who have operated dilution refrigerator and carried out low-noise electrical/thermal measurements. Those who are expecting to complete the degree before the application deadline will also be considered.

The appointee will pursue research on various subjects, such as quantum coherence and correlations effects in graphene and 2D materials, van der Waals engineered new quantum transport phenomena, and Perovskite thermoelectrics in the group of Dr. Dongkeun Ki. Details of the research activities and the current publication list can be found at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab.

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 and a list of publications. They should also arrange two recommendation letters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Dongkeun Ki at dkki@hku.hk. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until January 1, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 508265) *NEW*

 

Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 508265) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. 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 who can join us in Hong Kong at the earliest. Those who are expecting to complete the degree before the application deadline will also be considered.  The appointee will conduct research 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.hkhttps://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 1, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. 


Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref.: 508078) *NEW*

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 508078) (to commence from 2022 summer, on a one-year temporary basis, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics/Applied Physics/Electrical Engineering or equivalent.  The appointee will conduct research in theoretical and/or experimental photonics with Dr. Yi Yang, an incoming Assistant Professor of the Department who will start in 2022 summer.  Dr. Yang’s research ranges widely in photonics, with a particular emphasis on topological nanophotonics, free electron optics, and nanophotonics at extreme length scales (including 2D and 3D materials). The current publications of Dr. Yang can be found at yiy.mit.edu and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=X0AwHtgAAAAJ&hl=en.

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. and a statement of research interests. They should also send names and emails of two to three referees to Dr. Yang at yiyg@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2021, 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 11 October 2021