Post-doctoral Fellow in Astrophysics / Astronomy in the Department of Physics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 516723), to commence in the fall of 2023 or earlier for up to three years, subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related area. Those who are expected to complete a Ph.D. degree before fall 2023 will also be considered. The appointees will join the group of Assistant Professor Jane Dai to collaborate on projects related to black hole astrophysics, including (but not limited to) black hole accretion disks and jets, tidal disruption events, X-ray binaries, X-ray reflection and reverberation, and AGN feedback. More information about the group can be obtained at: The successful appointee is expected to carry out original research in theoretical and computational astrophysics and he/she can spend part of their time (percentage negotiable) on independent projects. Enquiries about the posts can be sent to Dr. Jane Dai at:

Founded in 1887, the University of Hong Kong is a top public research university (ranked 21st internationally and third in Asia by QS in 2022). It has also been constantly ranked as the most international university in the world, with English as the main language of instruction. The Department of Physics hosts a large group of researchers working in astronomy and astrophysics with diverse research interests. Information about the Department and the Astronomy and Astrophysics group can be obtained 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 University only accepts online applications 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 contact information of at least three referees. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 20, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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