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Postdoc (two posts)

City University of Hong Kong is looking for a Postdoc (two posts) in the Department of Physics for 12 months with the possibility of extension

  • Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
  • Hong Kong | City University of Hong Kong (CITYU), Department of Physics
  • Date posted: 31 Mar 2021
  • Job type: Academic: postdoc
  • Disciplines: Materials science  | Computational science & software engineering 


Neutron Scattering Science and Technology-RMGS.

The Applied Physics Group at Department of Physics, City University of Hong Kong applies state-of-the-art neutron and synchrotron scattering techniques to study the structure and dynamics of advanced materials. The experiments are designed locally and carried out at world-leading neutron and synchrotron sources.


  • Conduct independent research on one of the following topics:
    – Phase stability and deformation in high-entropy alloys; and
    – Structure and phase transformation in amorphous alloys.
  • Interact closely with members of the group as well as collaborators in theory and modelling, on experiment design and data interpretation.


PhD in physics/materials science, or related disciplines, with no more than 3 years’ experience after the award of a PhD degree.  The applicant must be a team player.  Prior experience in either neutron/synchrotron X-ray scattering, or computer simulation/modelling is required.  Strong communication skills would be an advantage.

Salary and conditions of service

Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Information and application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [e-mail 2788 1154 or 3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 30 April 2021. Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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