Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Ultrafast Science (Ref.: 498502) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Ultrafast Science in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 498502), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or a related field, with an excellent C.V., publication and research record.  They should have experience in experimental ultrafast science including, but not limited to, ultrashort, high power laser pulses, optical spectroscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy; and experience in programming and/or device interfacing.  They should also have strong motivation to work in a competitive and challenging environment and be eager to learn.

The appointee will conduct research in the area of high-order harmonic generation from condensed matters in the newly established group led by Dr. Tran Trung Luu.  The group aims to: (i) push forward the state-of-the-art research in light-solid interaction by combining high-fidelity control of input light fields and precise characterization of radiated light; investigate electronic structure and electronic dynamics in solids using Attosecond Optical Spectroscopy; and (ii) explore possible means to develop light-solid interaction into a versatile source to facilitate ultrafast science.  Enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr. Luu at ttluu@hku.hk.  Information about the group is available at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~ttluu/. Excellent applicants may be nominated for the Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship (https://jobs.hku.hk/en/job/495621/presidential-postdoctoral-fellows).

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 publication list, preferably describing contributions to any non-lead-author publications), a cover letter (including direct responses to the selection criteria) not exceeding two pages and a research statement (describing prior research achievements, and future research) not exceeding two pages.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for letters of recommendations from at least three referees.  Closes November 30, 2019.


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 02 October 2019