Research Assistant Professor in Quantum Information and Quantum Communication

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 16 November 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Physics (25600)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Quantum Information and Quantum Communication in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 501909) to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis.

The University of Hong Kong has a highly ranked Faculty of Science and an active Physics Program.  The Department of Physics offers B.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programs.  It has about 25 full-time faculty members and is well-equipped with teaching and research support facilities.  Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics or related engineering fields.  Previous research experience in quantum information and quantum communication will be highly desirable.  Both theorists and experimentalists are welcome to apply.  For theorists, a strong publication record in quantum information and quantum communication will be highly desirable.  For experimentalists, excellent hands-on research experience in optical fiber communication, particularly fiber-based quantum key distribution, would be advantageous.  Applicants should also have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and an excellent command of English.

The appointee will participate in a collaborative multidisciplinary research program on quantum communication under the supervision of Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo.  He/She will be responsible for applying for research funding, supervising research postgraduate students and research assistants, and working on administrative duties to promote the educational mission of the University.

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 appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start from September 4, 2020 and continue until November 16, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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