THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow in High-Energy Astrophysics

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
15 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Ref
497176
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 High-Energy Astrophysics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 497176), 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 Physics or Astronomy. Those who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree in Physics or Astronomy will also be considered. Expertise in radio or X-ray astronomy, in particular, related to polarimetry, is desirable. The appointee will work with Dr. Stephen C.Y. Ng to pursue research in areas related to neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae, or supernova remnants. He/She will process radio polarization maps of these objects to perform simulations for future X-ray polarimeter missions.

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 a publication list), a cover letter and a research statement. Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Ng (e-mail: ncy@astro.physics.hku.hk) directly by the referees. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2019.

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