Job Vacancies

Research Assistant I (Ref.: 495795) *NEW*
 

Research Assistant I in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 495795) (to commence on  July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a one-year temporary term, or on a  two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal) 

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Physics, Astronomy,  Geography or a related discipline, with practical experience in Geographic Information  System (GIS) and data analysis on remote sensing imagery. They should have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.  They should also be highly self-motivated, detail- oriented and able to manage multi-task.  Applicants with experience in computer programming, astronomy research (in particular astronomical spectroscopy and image processing), and preferably light pollution or environmental pollution studies are preferred. The appointee will primarily work on the light pollution research using remote sensing and ground based measurement data.  He/she will perform data analysis, coordinate research logistics, develop the programme in controlling equipment, equipment calibration and testing, perform site visits in rural locations in Hong Kong for equipment maintenance and perform other duties as assigned.  The appointee will also produce visualizations accessible to the public, assist in the development of the project websites, assist in outreach activities, and (co)author research articles. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Jason Pun at jcspun@hku.hk.    

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointments on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary. 

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.   Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until June 30, 2019,  or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.  


Research Assistant I/II (2 posts) (Ref.: 495634) *NEW*
 

Research Assistant I/II (2 posts) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 495634) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal)

The collaborative effort of CUHK, HKU and HKUST is recruiting Research Assistants to work on designing and testing electronics for the ATLAS particle detector of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).  The LHC is the largest and highest energy particle accelerator in the world that aims at probing the fundamental structure of matter using high-energy particle collisions. 

Applicants should have a B.Eng degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or Physics.  They should have knowledge of PCB design (Cadence allegro/Altium /PADs), programming (C/C++/Python/Qt), FPGA programming (Verilog/VHDL).  Experience in electronic equipment operation (power supply, oscilloscope etc.) would be an advantage.  Applicants should also be willing to learn, and be able to demonstrate creative, analytical and good troubleshooting skills.  The appointees will work with the physicists, electronic engineers and computer scientists.  They will be responsible for the electronic hardware designs (such as printed circuit boards, electronic systems and devices), firmware design, designing testing procedures and conducting testings and measurements.  They will visit among CUHK, HKU and HKUST campuses, and to laboratories in mainland China and foreign countries (such as CERN in Switzerland) yearly or bi-yearly.

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.  For enquiries about the jobs, please contact Dr. Yanjun Tu at yanjuntu@hku.hk.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Closes September 1 , 2019.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 495593) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 495593), 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 or a closely related discipline, with experimental experience in semiconductor physics, condensed matter physics or optics.  Strong hands-on skills in device fabrication or optics would be an advantage.  The appointee will work with Professor Xiaodong Cui to pursue research in experimental condensed matter physics.

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.  Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Professor Cui (e-mail: xdcui@hku.hk) directly by the referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 15, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Studies of 2D Materials and Electronic Properties (Ref.: 495571) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Studies of 2D Materials and Electronic Properties in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 495571), 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.  Experience in surface studies of crystalline films, such as growth by molecular-beam epitaxy, characterizations by scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy, and photoemission spectroscopy is highly desirable.  Applicants who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree in Physics will also be considered.  The appointee will work with Professor Maohai Xie to pursue research in two-dimensional quantum materials.

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.  Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Professor Xie (e-mail: mhxie@hku.hk) directly by the referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until June 15, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 494406) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 494406), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

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. Zi Yang 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, and artificial intelligence and neural networks, with particular focus on applying these numerical approaches to quantum many-body systems, such as correlated 2D materials, interacting Dirac-fermion systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc.  The recent works of Dr. Meng can be found at https://arxiv.org/a/meng_z_1.html and the group webpage of Dr. Meng can be found at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~mengziyang.

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.  Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Zi Yang Meng at zymeng@hku.hk directly by the referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until July 31, 2019.


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 03 June 2019