Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry

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Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 October 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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 Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 508119), 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 Chemistry with a strong background and experience in photochemistry, time-resolved ultrafast spectroscopy, small molecule synthesis, and nanoparticle preparation.  Knowledge of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), Polarization Modulation-Infrared Reflection-Adsorption Spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS), Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform IR (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy, and microfabrication is a plus.  Applicants should have proficiency in written and spoken English, a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.  The appointee will work on the research project which aims at increasing the energy conversion efficiency and quantum yield of photo-electro-chemical devices.  He/She is expected to gain new insights into how small molecules and nanoparticles behave at complex boundaries through the use of photophysical and photochemical means.

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.  They should also send a cover letter with research experience and academic records, a past research experience statement, a list of experimental techniques, and two reference letters to Professor D.L. Phillips ( and Dr. Edmund C. M. Tse ( by e-mail.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.