THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysics/Astronomy

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
30 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2020
Ref
499110
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 Astrophysics / Astronomy (2 posts) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 499110), to commence in the summer or fall of 2020 for up to three years, subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or be expected to complete a Ph.D. degree before fall 2020 in Physics, Astronomy or a related area.  They should have interests in areas broadly related to black hole accretion and transients. The appointees will join the group of Professor Jane Lixin Dai to carry out original research in theoretical and computational astrophysics on topics including (but not limited to) tidal disruption events, black hole accretion disks and jets, X-ray reverberation, GR ray-tracing, AGN outflow and feedback.  They can also spend up to 50% of their time on independent projects, or collaborate with the large group of astronomers and astrophysicists working on black holes and pulsars, galaxies, dark matter, star formation, supernova remnant, planets, X-ray and radio astronomy, etc., at the University of Hong Kong.  Enquiries about the posts should be sent to Professor Jane Dai at lixindai@hku.hk.

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 posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. including a list of publications, a research statement up to 3 pages and the contact information of 3 referees.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until January 31, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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