Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
04 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2020
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 Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 500464), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or equivalent.  They should be experienced in theoretical and computational chemistry applied to modeling of molecules/clusters.  Those with background in mechanism study of homogeneous transition metal catalysis would have an advantage.  Advanced knowledge of photophysical and photochemistry of the excited state would be desirable.  Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken English, with a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, be self-motivated and able to work independently.

The appointee will be engaged in the high-performance catalyst design and reactivity prediction, mechanism study of transition metal-catalyzed reactions, excited state electronic structure calculations of metal complex/clusters, and design of robust triplet emitters under the supervision of Professor Chi-Ming Che.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Vanessa Lo at

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 appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until July 31, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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