Post-doctoral Fellow in Astrophysics/Astronomy (2 posts) in the Department of Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Hong Kong
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Hong Kong
Job Announcement Text: 

Post-doctoral Fellow in Astrophysics/Astronomy (2 posts) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 499110)

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Astrophysics / Astronomy (2 posts) in the Department of Physics (Ref.: 499110), to commence in the summer or fall of 2020 for up to three years, subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or be expected to complete a Ph.D. degree before fall 2020 in Physics, Astronomy or a related area.  They should have interests in areas broadly related to black hole accretion and transients.  The appointees will join the group of Professor Jane Lixin Dai to carry out original research in theoretical and computational astrophysics on topics including (but not limited to) tidal disruption events, black hole accretion disks and jets, X-ray reverberation, GR ray-tracing, AGN outflow and feedback. They can also spend up to 50% of their time on independent projects, or collaborate with the large group of astronomers and astrophysicists working on black holes and pulsars, galaxies, dark matter, star formation, supernova remnant, planets, X-ray and radio astronomy, etc., at the University of Hong Kong.  Enquiries about the posts should be sent to Professor Jane Dai 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 application for the above posts.   Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. including a list of publications, a research statement up to 3 pages and the contact information of 3 referees.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until February 15, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

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

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Professor Jane Dai