Post-doctoral Fellow / Research Assistant I/II, Department of Civil Engineering

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
02 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Civil Engineering (14100)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Quantum Computation and Simulation Applications Development

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow/Research Assistant I/II in Quantum Computation and Simulation Applications Development in the Department of Civil Engineering (Ref.: 515642), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual who is passionate to develop quantum computation and simulation applications for environmental engineering and related challenges. Applicants should preferably possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Quantum Simulation and Computation, Quantum Information Science, Computer Science, Data Science, Bioinformatics. However, we also welcome application from applicants with a strong interest in this area and possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics, or other STEM disciplines.

The appointee should have an inquisitive mind, risk-taking attitude, a willingness to learn new skills and the ability to creatively tackle complex problems. Proficiency in Python is preferred but not required. Basic knowledge in quantum computation, quantum information, or quantum physics and exposure to the IBM QISKit quantum programming stack would be an advantage. Those who plan to pursue research postgraduate studies are welcome to apply. Those with lower qualifications and/or less experience may be considered for appointment as Research Assistant I/II.

The appointee will be part of an international joint research collaboration between HKU and Imperial College London (UK), co-led by Dr. Amy Tan and Dr. Po-Heng (Henry) Lee. The appointee will be working within an international and interdisciplinary group to develop quantum computation and simulation applications to tackle grand challenges in environmental sustainability and livable city. Specific topic(s) of research would be dependent on the appointee’s skillsets and knowledge domain. Examples of research topics could include environmental microbiology and biotechnology, waste management, circular resources, resilient city, etc. Areas that the appointee might be required to undertake include quantum machine learning, quantum optimization, fault-tolerant codes and their decoding algorithms, quantum circuit synthesis and optimization, quantum computational complexity, etc. The appointee will also assist in grant applications, conduct presentations, prepare reports for funded projects, and other ad-hoc duties.

Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Amy Tan and/or Dr Po-Heng (Henry) Lee  at and, respectively.

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. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 25, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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