Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Photonics (2 posts) (Ref.: 503713) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Photonics (2 posts) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 503713) 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 also have strong technical experience in working with fiber optics components and research experience in experimental quantum key distribution (QKD) are desirable, but not necessary.  Applicants should be highly self-motivated and have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  The appointees 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 commence as soon as possible and continue until July 15, 2021, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory (Ref.: 503683) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 503683), 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 Theoretical Physics.  The appointee will work with Professor Wang Yao to conduct research in two-dimensional quantum materials, with a focus on moiré superlattice physics.   For more information about Professor Yao’s research group, please visit 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 an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter and a list of publications.  They should also arrange 3 referees to send reference letters to Professor Yao by email (wangyao@hku.hk) directly.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until June 5, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Nuclear Physics (Ref.: 503668) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Nuclear Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 503668) to commence as soon as possible for three years.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Nuclear Physics.  Those who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered.  The appointee will construct devices and perform experiments followed by data analysis for precise nuclear mass measurements at RIKEN.  Information about HKU group can be obtained at http://www.physics.hku.hk/~nuclear/.

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., with the names of two referees 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 April 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory (Ref.: 503422) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 503422) 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 Theoretical Physics.  Those who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered.  Applicants with experience in numerical studies of strongly correlated systems, such as DMRG and QMC are also welcome to apply.  The appointee will work with Dr. Gang Chen to pursue research in quantum matter theory.  Dr. Chen’s research interests cover a wide range of topics in strongly correlated condensed matter physics, including, but not limited to, frustrated magnetism, non-Fermi liquid, spin liquid, Kondo physics, topological orders and phases, spintronics, ultra cold atoms, non-linear optics, thermal transports, quantum hall effects, fermion sign problem for numerics, and composite systems with multi-flavor degrees of freedom.  For more information about Dr. Chen’s research group, please visit https://gangchengroup-physics.weebly.com/.  A list of publications of Dr. Chen’s theory group which covers part of Dr. Chen’s research interests can be found at https://arxiv.org/a/chen_g_4.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 cover letter, a list of publications.  They should also arrange 3 referees to send reference letters to Dr. Chen by email (gangchen@hku.hk) directly.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until April 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics (Ref.: 503247) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 503247), 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 transport properties of quantum gases close to high-partial wave Feshbach resonances, dipolar molecules and one-dimensional quantum gases.  Collaborations with other members of the theoretical condensed matter group in HKU are encouraged.  Information about the Department can be found 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, a publication list and a research statement.  They should also arrange 3 referees to send reference letters to Dr. Zhang by email (shizhong@hku.hk) directly.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until April 30, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory (Ref.: 503270) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 503270), 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 Theoretical Physics with research experience in strongly correlated systems and topological phases of matter.  Those are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered.  The appointee will pursue research in topological phases and other strongly correlated condensed matter systems under the supervision of Dr. Chenjie Wang.  The recent works of Dr. Wang can be found at https://arxiv.org/a/wang_c_4.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 publication list and a research statement.  They should also arrange 3 referees to send reference letters to Dr. Wang by e-mail (cjwang@hku.hk) directly.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until July 1, 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 09 April 2021