Research Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
22 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Physics (25600)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Applications are invited for a position in Physics Department at the level of Research Assistant Professor (Ref.: 523165), commencing as soon as possible for an initial period of two years with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance-review and funding availability.

Duties and responsibilities include

  • Conducting research of 2D material synthesis and growth, physical property characterization
  • Helping on logistic and other admin supports of an on-going AoE project titled “2D Materials Research: Fundamentals Towards Emerging Technologies”
  • Liaise and/or coordinate research collaborations
  • Maintaining the research lab to ensure good working order
  • Helping on student supervision
  • Summarizing data and drafting papers for publication 

Applicants are required to possess

  • a Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics
  • excellent command of written and spoken English
  • knowledge and at least 2 year’s working experience on molecular-beam epitaxy, scanning probe microscopy and other surface characterizations
  • good interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • ability to work on a tight schedule to meet project’s deadlines
  • ability to work independently and in a team
  • self-motivated and responsible

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

How to Apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s Careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V. They should also arrange 3 referees to send reference letters to Prof. Mao Hai Xie by email ( directly. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and
is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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