Post-doctoral Fellow in the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) and the astrophysics research group University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics

Ref. : 201701653

Posting Title : Post-doctoral Fellow

Department : Department of Physics

Closing Date : January 31, 2018

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) and the astrophysics research group of the Department of Physics, to commence as soon as possible, for a period of three years.

The multi-disciplinary LSR focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of existing and planned space-based data in the public domain, supplemented by specific missions to which HKU scientists have privileged access. The Department’s existing astrophysics expertise is mainly in studies of late stage stellar evolution, including post-AGB stars and planetary nebulae, and supernova remnants. Expertise here will be very highly regarded.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree; ability to demonstrate a strong research track record including refereed publications in top journals; excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and research leadership; capacity to work independently and in a team; and ability to supervise Ph.D. students. Experience with space-astronomy missions in terms of winning time and publishing related papers will be desirable. For enquiries about the existing research activities of the Department and the specific job requirements, please write to Professor Quentin Parker, Associate Director, LSR (fax: (852) 2559 9152 or e-mail:

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V., a detailed publication list and a research proposal to Professor Quentin Parker (e-mail: Please indicate clearly the reference number in the subject of the e-mail. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Closes January 31, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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