Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
04 Aug 2023
31 Mar 2024
522565
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Fixed Term
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow(s) in Computational and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 522565), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Condensed Matter Physics.  Experience in numerical techniques and analytical field-theoretical approaches is desirable.  Applicants who are in the process of completing a Ph.D. degree will also be considered.  

The appointee will work with Dr. Zi Yang Meng to conduct research on computational and theoretical condensed matter physics.  Areas of research include diagrammatic calculations, quantum Monte Carlo methods, density matrix renormalization group and tensor network states, and artificial intelligence and neural networks, with particular focus on applying these numerical approaches to quantum many-body systems, such as correlated 2D materials, quantum Moire systems, frustrated magnets, topological order, quantum phase transitions beyond Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigms, etc.  The recent works of Dr. Meng and the group can be found at https://quantummc.xyz/.

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., a cover letter with a publication list and a research statement.  Applicants should also arrange three reference letters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. Zi Yang Meng at zymeng@hku.hk.  Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until March 31, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.