Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow in Astrophysics/Astronomy (Ref.: 493966) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Astrophysics/Astronomy in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 493966), to commence in fall 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter 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 Astronomy, or a related discipline. Those who are expected to complete a Ph.D. degree before fall 2019 will also be considered.

The appointee will participate in the Joint Sophie and Tycho Brahe Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in Astrophysics/Astronomy jointly offered by the Department of Physics, the University of Hong Kong and the DARK centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark. The Program is intended primarily for theoretical and computational astrophysicists working in the following research areas: black hole accretion and jet physics, binaries, transient science including tidal disruption events and mergers of compact objects, quasars and AGN feedback to galaxies. The appointee will carry out original research in astrophysics, both independently and in collaboration with faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students at the two institutes. He/She will also collaborate with Dr. Jane Lixin Dai, who will be a faculty at the University of Hong Kong as well as Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professor at DARK. Exceptional candidates in all areas of astronomy are encouraged to apply. The Program also provides substantial support for travel, computation and publications, and the appointee is expected to divide time between two institutes. Information about the Department and DARK can be obtained at https://www.physics.hku.hk and https://dark.nbi.ku.dk.

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 (including a list of publications) and a brief research statement not exceeding two pages. Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Jane Lixin Dai (e-mail: lixindai@hku.hk) directly by the referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until March 31, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in High-Energy Astrophysics (Ref.: 493813) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in High-Energy Astrophysics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 493813), 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 Astronomy. Expertise in the analysis of radio, X-ray or gamma-ray data is desirable. The appointee will work with Dr. Stephen C.Y. Ng to pursue research in areas related to neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae, or supernova remnants. Applicants who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree in Physics or Astronomy will also be considered.

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. (including a publication list), a cover letter and a research statement. Applicants should also arrange three recommendation letters to be sent to Dr. Ng (e-mail: ncy@astro.physics.hku.hk) directly by the referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until March 15, 2019.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Surface and Materials Sciences (Ref.: 493751) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Surface and Materials Sciences in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 493751), 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. The appointee will work with Professor Maohai Xie to pursue research in two-dimensional and other quantum materials. Applicants who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree in Physics will also be considered.

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 recommendation 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 May 31, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 492614) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 492614), to commence in fall 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a related area, with experience in fabrications of nano-electronic devices and low-temperature & low-noise electrical measurements. Those who are expected to complete a Ph.D. degree before fall 2019 will also be considered. The appointee will pursue research in quantum nano-electronic devices based on graphene and 2D materials in the group of Dr. DongKeun Ki. Dr. Ki’s current interest covers a wide range of topics in experimental condensed matter physics, including, but not limited to, new topological phenomena, strong correlation effects, unconventional superconductivity or magnetism, spin and valleytronics, etc. Details of the research activities and the current publication list can be found in https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab.

A highly competitive salary remuneration commensurate with the appointee’s 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 recommendation letters to be sent to Dr. DongKeun Ki (e-mail: dkki@hku.hk) directly by the referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2019, 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 February 2019