Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Friday, 23 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 31 December 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, Research Support Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 502419) to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate a strong research track record including refereed publications in top journals. They should have excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and research leadership, the ability to work independently and in a team, and supervise Ph.D. students. Applicants with experience in multi-wavelength data analysis from radio to gamma rays (e.g. Chandra, XMM, Swift, AstroSat, HXMT, FAST, GMRT), space-astronomy missions and large ground based facilities in terms of winning telescope time, and publishing related papers as well as expertise in gamma-ray astronomy, both with ground-based (e.g. MAGIC, HAWC) and space-based (e.g. Fermi-LAT) instruments would have an advantage.  The appointee will conduct research in collaboration with the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR). He/She will work with Dr. Pablo Saz Parkinson, Dr. Stephen C.Y. Ng and other members of the Department and LSR to pursue research in areas primarily related but not necessarily limited to neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae, supernova remnants, gravitational waves, searches for electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave events, multi-wavelength, radio, X-ray, and gamma-ray data analysis.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Saz Parkinson at

The Department of Physics is committed to excellence in teaching and research.  There are five major areas of research in the Department, including Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atomic, Optical and Quantum Physics Group, Experimental Condensed Matter and Material Science Group, Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Group, and the Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics Group.  LSR is a multidisciplinary research group under the Faculty of Science at the University of Hong Kong.   Information about the Department of Physics and LSR can be obtained at and respectively.

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 a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list and a research proposal. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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