Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantum Physics (Ref.: 502992) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Quantum Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502992) to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics with research experience in quantum information science including quantum simulation and/or quantum computation.  The appointee will conduct research in theory of quantum simulation and computation based on artificial quantum systems under the supervision of Professor Zidan Wang.

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 2 referees to send reference letters to Professor Wang by e-mail (zwang@hku.hk) directly.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 1, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics (Ref.: 502443) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502443) to commence in the fall of 2021 or earlier for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Astronomy or a related area.  They should have interests in areas broadly related to astrophysics around black holes or transients.  Those who are expected to complete a Ph.D. degree before fall 2021 will also be considered.  The appointee will join the group of Dr. Jane Lixin Dai to collaborate on various projects, including but not limited to tidal disruption events, GR simulations of black hole accretion disks and jets, GR ray-tracing around black holes, X-ray reverberation, AGN outflows and feedback.  He/She will conduct original research in theoretical and computational astrophysics and spend up to 50% of the time on independent projects.  The University of Hong Kong has a large group of astronomers and astrophysicists working on black holes, pulsars, transients, galaxies, dark matter, star formation, supernova remnant, planets, X-ray and radio astronomy, etc.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Jane Dai at lixindai@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 a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a list of publications, a research statement up to 3 pages and 3 recommendation letters.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 15, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502280) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502280), 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 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. Ziyang 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, AI-related and machine-learning inspired methodologies in physics, with particular focus on applying these numerical approaches to quantum many-body systems, such as correlated 2D materials, twisted graphene heterostructures, interacting Dirac-fermion systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc. The research topics and interests of Dr. Meng can be found at his group page https://quantummc.xyz, and a list of publications of Dr. Meng’s group is available at https://arxiv.org/a/meng_z_1.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 list of publications and a statement of research interests. Applicants should also arrange three recommendation letters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Meng at zymeng@hku.hk.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 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 January 2021