Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow in the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) and the astrophysics research group of the Department of Physics (Ref no.: 201701653)
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) and the astrophysics research group of the Department of Physics, to commence as soon as possible, for a period of three years.

The multi-disciplinary LSR focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of existing and planned space-based data in the public domain, supplemented by specific missions to which HKU scientists have privileged access. The Department’s existing astrophysics expertise is mainly in studies of late stage stellar evolution, including post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae, and supernova remnants.  Expertise here will be very highly regarded.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree; ability to demonstrate a strong research track record including refereed publications in top journals; excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and research leadership; capacity to work independently and in a team; and ability to supervise Ph.D. students. Experience with space-astronomy missions in terms of winning time and publishing related papers will be desirable. For enquiries about the existing research activities of the Department and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor Quentin Parker, Associate Director, LSR (fax: (852) 2559 9152 or e-mail: quentinp@hku.hk).

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list and a research proposal to Professor Quentin Parker (e-mail: quentinp@hku.hk). Please indicate clearly the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes January 31, 2018.

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


Post-doctoral Fellow in High-Energy Astrophysics (Ref no.: 201701595)

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in High-Energy Astrophysics in the Department of Physics, to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess, or be in the process of completing, a Ph.D. degree in Physics or Astronomy. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Stephen C.Y. Ng to pursue research in areas related to neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae, or supernova remnants. Expertise in analysis of radio interferometric, X-ray or gamma-ray data is desirable. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, publication list, a statement of research interests, and three recommendation letters by e-mail to Dr. Stephen Ng (e-mail: ncy@astro.physics.hku.hk). Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes January 31, 2018. Late application may also be accepted until the post is filled. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result. 


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 05 December 2017