The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics

Position ID:CUHK-Department of Physics-POSTDOC1 [#20889, PDC2021]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Ultracold Atoms / Condensed Matter
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Shatin, N.T.Hong Kong [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / ultracold quantum gases, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Computational physics, Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/11/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/30, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2022/12/30)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department of Physics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has one opening for a postdoctoral fellow or postdoctoral research associate in Dr. Yangqian Yan’s research group. Additional openings may be available depending on funding availability. Dr. Yan’s research focuses on the theoretical ultracold atoms. Please refer to and for further details.

We are looking for candidates with different skills and research interests, including ultracold atoms, condensed matter, few-body physics, topological states of matter, Floquet theory, machine learning. Candidates with skills and interests in any of these subjects are welcome to apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The annual salary for a postdoctoral fellow ranges from 404,940 HKD to 479,940 HKD. (around 51941.69 USD to 61,561.52 USD) The salary for the postdoctoral research associate ranges from 349,380 HKD to 404,940 HKD. (around 44815.00 USD to 51941.69 USD)

The initial appointment will be for 2 years, renewable to 3 years depending on satisfactory performance. Extensions beyond 3 years are dependent on performance and funding availability.

Applicants should submit an online application here at academicjobsonline, including a cover letter, CV, a publication list, and a research statement describing past research and future plans (3 pages max, optional for postdoctoral research associate), together with the names and e-mail addresses of two (postdoctoral research associate) to three (postdoctoral fellow) references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation for the applicant. The reference letters should be uploaded by the letter writers through the online application by the same deadline. The positions are open until filled. Applications received by the deadline will receive full attention.

Benefits are standardized within the university. It includes Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) contributed by the university, on-campus medical care for the family including spouse and children. On-campus primary dental care and hospitalization benefits are added from the second year of appointment onwards. The annual leave is 14 working days for the first year and 18 working days from the second year.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a top public research university in Hong Kong and is among the top 50 universities in the world. Recently, it is ranked the 3rd most international university in the world by Times Higher Education. The University has a very green and beautiful campus located on a hillside overlooking the bay. CUHK is committed to equal opportunity in academic pursuits and employment and to eliminating any form of discrimination or harassment. This is further protected by four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, which make it unlawful to discriminate a person on the grounds of sex, disability, family status, and race.

Hong Kong is one of the most developed metropolitan cities in the world, and also one of the safest, greenest, and most livable cities in the world. The life expectancy of its residents is among the highest in the world. There is a universal public healthcare system, with most treatment cost covered by the government. The many districts of the city are surrounded by an abundance of natural sceneries with mountains and windy coast lines, with many beautiful hiking trails easily accessible to the city residents. Hong Kong has a low tax rate -- the personal income tax rate is capped at 15%.

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Further Info:
email address
(852) 3943-6396
Science Center North Block Room 108
Department of Physics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong