Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Ultrafast Science

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
04 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2019
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 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  Information about the group is available at Excellent applicants may be nominated for the Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship (

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.

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