City University of Hong Kong, Physics

Position ID:City University of Hong Kong-Physics-PHD [#25786]
Position Title: PhD or MPhil Position in Particle Theory, Cosmology, Black Holes & Gravitational Waves
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Subject Areas: Physics / Cosmology
Particle Theory
Astrophysics / Theoretical Physics / Astrophysics, Cosmology, Gravitational waves, Particle physics (theoretical and experimental) Physics / Astroparticle Physis, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementa
Astrophysics & Cosmology
Cosmology / Fundamental Theory/Cosmology (more...)
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/19)
Position Description:    

We invite talented and motivated applicants for PhD or MPhil positions in the group of Sam Wong and Yi-Ming Zhong at the Department of Physics, City University of Hong Kong, starting September 1, 2024. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate on cutting-edge projects that push the boundaries of our understanding of the universe and embark on an exciting journey through the depths of cosmology, the intricacies of black holes, the forefront of gravitational wave research, and dark matter physics. Located in Kowloon Tong, at the center of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong is a top-tier university in Asia. It offers a vibrant scientific community and an excellent quality of life. 


About the Role

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Carry out high-quality research under the supervision of our experienced faculty members.
  • Participate in the development of theories, resolve theoretical puzzles, perform numerical simulations.


Key Requirements

  • [PhD] hold a Bachelor’s degree with outstanding performance in Physics or related fields from a recognised university. Applicants should expect to complete their Bachelor’s degree by September 2024; or hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in Physics or related fields from a recognised university; or hold a higher research degree (or equivalent qualification) in Physics or related fields from a recognised university; or be a current MPhil student in Physics or related fields in the University who is seeking transfer to a PhD programme.
  • [MPhil] hold a Bachelor’s degree with good performance in Physics or related fields from a recognised university. Applicants should expect to complete their Bachelor’s degree by September 2024.
  • Strong interest/experience in theoretical physics, particularly in quantum mechanics, general relativity, and statistical mechanics.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English.


Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications and other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.


Desirable Skills

  • Prior experience in particle physics, cosmology, black holes, or gravitational waves but not neccessary.
  • Proficiency in computer programming (python, C++, Mathematica).


What We Offer

  • A vibrant, inclusive, and supportive research environment.
  • Computing resources.
  • Opportunities for career development and networking.
  • Competitive stipend and benefits (for PHD students).
  • The chance to live in Hong Kong renowned for its quality of life and cultural activities.


How to Apply and required documents: 


  • Personal CV
  • Transcripts in English
  • Personal statement
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Two or more confidential reference letters to be uploaded to AJO prior to the deadline.


Please also follow instructions in: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/phy/research-degree/phd-physics


The departmental deadline for applications is December 1, 2023

For further inquiries about the position, please contact:

Yi-Ming Zhong: [yiming.zhong@cityu.edu.hk] or

Sam Wong: [samwong@cityu.edu.hk]


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/phy/research-degree/phd-physics
email address
 
G6702, 6/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (YEUNG)
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR