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Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 519564), to commence as soon as possible for one year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The appointee will work on a Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) consortium project that aims at increasing the activity and selectivity of energy catalysis and resourcification processes, including but not limited to those involving H2, O2, H2O, CO2 and N2. The appointee is expected to gain new insights into how small molecules are activated under benign conditions and understand the mechanistic details of the conversion processes using a range of experimental, spectroscopic, and computational methods.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Physics or Computational Materials Science, as well as a strong background and experience in molecular synthesis, nanomaterial characterizations, performance assessment, and pathway analysis. The appointee is expected to prepare a variety of novel low-dimensional non-precious metal catalysts as well as characterize them using NMR, IR, Raman, ESI-MS, ICP-MS, SEM, TEM, EDS, XPS, and BET. Knowledge of (a) Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), (b) Polarization Modulation-Infrared Reflection-Adsorption Spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS), (c) Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform IR (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy, and (d) microfabrication is a plus, but not required. Applicants should have proficiency in written and spoken English, a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, and ability to work independently. The appointee will work in an interdisciplinary environment co-supervised by Prof. Zheng Xiao Guo and Dr. Edmund C. M. Tse.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter with research experience, and their publication record.  They should also send 2 reference letters to Prof. Zheng Xiao Guo and Dr. Edmund C. M. Tse by e-mail: ( and  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until 31 Dec 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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