Job Vacancies

Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref.: 498329) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 498329), to commence as soon as possible and no later than March 2020 for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or a related discipline, with experience in machine learning and Python coding.  They should have strong motivation for using J-PAS for independent research, and possess strong collaborative research and communication skills.  Those with experience in deriving photometric redshifts and research background in galaxies or cosmology would have an advantage.

The appointee will work with Dr. Jeremy Lim at the University of Hong Kong, Professor George Smoot (2006 Physics Nobel Laureate) at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, along with collaborators worldwide in an ambitious programme to definitively measure the neutrino mass (thus confirming our preliminary report in https://arxiv.org/pdf/1711.05210.pdf).  This project requires assembling a large and exacting catalog of galaxy clusters from the Javalambre Physics of the Accelerating Universe Astrophysical Survey (J-PAS; http://www.j-pas.org/).  J-PAS is a unique sky survey in 56 narrowband filters continuously spanning the near-UV to near-IR, and will provide low-resolution spectra along with sub-arcsecond images (i.e. equivalent to IFU measurements).  The survey will be conducted with a dedicated 2.5-m telescope at the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ), located at an altitude of 1957-m in the Sierra de Javalambre, by the Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA; http://www.cefca.es).   CEFCA is a research institution of the Government of Aragón that was created in 2008 to define and construct the OAJ, as well as to carry out and promote its scientific exploitation.  The main scientific topics of CEFCA focus on Cosmology and Galaxy Evolution through its leadership of the J-PLUS and J-PAS programmes.  The appointee will spend half time to determine spectro-photometric redshifts of galaxies from J-PAS using machine learning techniques, and the other half to conduct independent research focused on J-PAS data.  Ample opportunities would be given to supervise both postgraduate and undergraduate students as part of the project or independent research.   Applicants are strongly encouraged to direct questions about the duration of the post and time to be spent at CEFCA to Dr. Jeremy Lim at jjlim@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. (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 interests including exploitation of J-PAS data) not exceeding two pages.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for letters of recommendations from 3 referees.  Closes October 1, 2019.


Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 497221) *NEW*
 

Senior Research Assistant in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 497221) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree or above in Physics, with more than one year of experience in nano-fabrication and low-temperature/low-noise electrical measurements.  Preference will be given to those with Ph.D. degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a related area, or who are expecting to complete the degree before 2020.  The appointee will conduct researches on many-body effects in selected graphene nano-structures in Quantum Device Laboratory (https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab) under the supervision of Dr. DongKeun Ki (e-mail: dkki@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. (preferably with an academic transcript and a list of publication), and a cover letter.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 1, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. 


Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Physics (Ref.: 497132) *NEW*
 

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 497132), 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 Condensed Matter Physics.  The appointee will work with Professor Wang Yao to conduct theoretical research in the areas of atomically thin two-dimensional materials, van der Waals heterostructures, spintronics and valleytronics.

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 reference letters to be sent to Professor Yao (e-mail: wangyao@hku.hk) directly by the referees.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


Research Assistant I/II (2 posts) (Ref.: 495634) *NEW*
 

Research Assistant I/II (2 posts) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 495634) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal)

The collaborative effort of CUHK, HKU and HKUST is recruiting Research Assistants to work on designing and testing electronics for the ATLAS particle detector of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).  The LHC is the largest and highest energy particle accelerator in the world that aims at probing the fundamental structure of matter using high-energy particle collisions. 

Applicants should have a B.Eng degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or Physics.  They should have knowledge of PCB design (Cadence allegro/Altium /PADs), programming (C/C++/Python/Qt), FPGA programming (Verilog/VHDL).  Experience in electronic equipment operation (power supply, oscilloscope etc.) would be an advantage.  Applicants should also be willing to learn, and be able to demonstrate creative, analytical and good troubleshooting skills.  The appointees will work with the physicists, electronic engineers and computer scientists.  They will be responsible for the electronic hardware designs (such as printed circuit boards, electronic systems and devices), firmware design, designing testing procedures and conducting testings and measurements.  They will visit among CUHK, HKU and HKUST campuses, and to laboratories in mainland China and foreign countries (such as CERN in Switzerland) yearly or bi-yearly.

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.  For enquiries about the jobs, please contact Dr. Yanjun Tu at yanjuntu@hku.hk.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Closes September 1 , 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 23 August 2019