Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 494406) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 494406), 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, interacting Dirac-fermion systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc.  The recent works of Dr. Meng can be found at https://arxiv.org/a/meng_z_1.html and the group webpage of Dr. Meng can be found at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~mengziyang.

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.  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 July 31, 2019.


Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics (Ref.: 494234) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and AMO Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 494234), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal.

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 topics of the group include synthetic gauge fields and spin-orbit couplings in ultra-cold atomic gases, novel boson-fermion mixtures and dipolar molecules, and spin dynamics of strongly interacting Fermi gases.  Collaborations with other members of the theoretical condensed matter group in HKU are also 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.  Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Zhang (e-mail: shizhong@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 Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory (Ref.: 494128) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 494128), 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.  Research experience in strongly correlated systems and topological phases of matter is strongly desirable.  Applicants who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered.  The appointee will work with Dr. Chenjie Wang to pursue research in topological phases and other strongly correlated condensed matter systems.  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 cover letter with a publication list and a research statement.  Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Wang (e-mail: cjwang@hku.hk) directly by the referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until May 1, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


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 09 April 2019