Job Vacancies

Clerk I/II (several posts) (holding the functional title of Senior Executive Assistant/Executive Assistant)(Ref.: 516674) *NEW*

 

Clerk I/II (several posts) (holding the functional title of Senior Executive Assistant/Executive Assistant) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 516674) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with 1-2 years’ work experience. They should have a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese, good IT knowledge, proficiency in software applications including Chinese word processing and MS Excel, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently with initiative and a strong sense of responsibility. The appointee will provide administrative support to student- and/or finance-related matters to the Department across a variety of areas, and perform any other duties as assigned. Applicants with more experience will be considered for the appointment as Clerk I. 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.

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 other supporting documents. For enquiry, please call at 2859 2360 or e-mail to phys-staff@hku.hk. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 14, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Photonics in the Department of Physics(Ref.: 516474)

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Photonics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 516474), 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. Strong technical experience in working with fiber optics components and research experience in experimental quantum random number generation or quantum key distribution 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 in quantum key distribution under the supervision of Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo.

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 508956) need not re-apply.

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 January 31, 2023, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics in the Department of Physics(Ref.: 516396)

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 516396), 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 cover a broad range of topics in cold atom physics, including, but not limited to, transport phenomena in Bose and Fermi gases and novel quantum states in confined geometry. Collaboration 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, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Research Assistant I/II or Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics(Ref.: 516244

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant I/II or Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 516244), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above with at least one year of research experience in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (or in relevant disciplines). Those without relevant research experience may be considered for the post of Research Assistant II, whereas those with doctoral degree and more than two years of relevant experiences will be considered for the post of Senior Research Assistant. The applicants should have good knowledge and technical skills in experimental physics, vacuum systems, electronics, and machining. Those with experience in 2D materials, nanofabrication, or cryogenic systems would have an advantage. The appointee will be responsible for maintaining existing research facilities and developing new facilities in Dr. DongKeun Ki’s group (https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab/). For those who are interested in 2D materials can conduct research in this field as well.

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. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Astrophysics and Astronomy(Ref.: 516091)

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Astrophysics and Astronomy in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 516091), to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates at Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms.

The Department of Physics has a large group of researchers working in physics and astronomy.  The Astronomy and Astrophysics group has diverse research interests, including compact objects, transients, active galactic nuclei, gravitational lensing, galaxy assembly, planetary nebulae and planetary science.  Information about the Department and the Astronomy and Astrophysics group can be obtained at https://www.physics.hku.hk/ and https://www.physics.hku.hk/research/research-groups/astrophysics respectively.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics or a closely related discipline, with a strong commitment to research and teaching.  Applicants who conduct cutting-edge research that aligns with or is complementary to the current research of the Astrophysics and Astronomy group, particularly in high energy astrophysics, are encouraged to apply.  In addition to research, the successful candidate should also demonstrate strong abilities in undergraduate teaching and graduate research mentoring.

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, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a covering letter, an up-to-date C.V., a research statement, a teaching statement and contact information of at least three referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in the field of Topological Physics(Ref.: 515676)

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the field of Topological Physics (Ref.: 515676), to commence as soon as possible for one year first (renewal for one or two more years).

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics as well as research experience in topological theory or/& condensed matter theory. The appointees will work with Prof. Zidan Wang in the Department of Physics for conducting research in theory of topological 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 posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter and a list of publications. They should also arrange 2 referees to send reference letters to Professor Wang (zwang@hku.hk) by e-mail directly. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until Sept 30, 2022, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for online interviews will be notified of the application result.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics(Ref.: 515018)

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 515018) to commence as soon as possible on or before April 30, 2023 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. The applicant must be highly motivated. Priority will be given to those who have operated dilution refrigerator or other ultra-low temperature cryogenic systems and carried out low-noise electrical transport measurements. Those who are expecting to complete the degree before the application deadline will also be considered.

The appointee will pursue research on Quantum Correlations in Engineered 2D Materials that include many interesting topics, such as quantum many body states in ultraclean suspended graphene nanostructures, correlations in moiré-induced nearly flat bands, van der Waals engineered new quantum transport phenomena, and more in the group of Dr. Dongkeun Ki. Details of the research activities 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 November 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Research Assistant Professor in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics(Ref.: 512689

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics, 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, quantum Moire systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc. The recent works of Dr. Meng and the group can be found at https://quantummc.xyz/.

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 at the University’s careers site (http://jobs.hku.hk) 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 Dec 1, 2022.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 512480

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 512480), 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, quantum Moire systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc. The recent works of Dr. Meng and the group can be found at https://quantummc.xyz/.

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 at the University’s careers site (http://jobs.hku.hk) 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 Dec 1, 2022.

Last updated on 03 October 2022