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Postdoctoral Fellows in Deep Planetary Interior

Postdoctoral Fellows in Deep Planetary Interior

Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong logo

Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Our department was established in 1995 to meet local demand for Earth science expertise. This is because as a densely populated city, Hong Kong’s subtropical location, local geology and limited water and mineral resources present significant societal challenges. We are proud of these origins and continue to help improve our home through our research, teaching and graduates.

As an international hub located in East Asia, Hong Kong’s global connectivity, strong work ethic and knowledge-based society provide competitive advantages that allowed us to quickly establish high standards of teaching and research. This of course also benefited from our access to the fascinating Asia region which provided prime study areas, teaching laboratories and collaborative opportunities.

The department has steadily grown into an ambitious medium-sized department and has earned an international reputation that is reflected in the nationalities, research interests and global collaborations we have. (Copied from the Department website)


Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Relevant divisions
Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)
Geodynamics (GD)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)

Full time

Entry level

Determined by the University regulation.

Required education

Application deadline
28 February 2019

6 November 2018

Job description

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Dynamics, Evolution, and Structure of Deep Planetary Interior (2 posts) in the Department of Earth Sciences, to commence as soon as possible for 18 months or 36 months, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Geophysics or related fields. Experience in numerical techniques as well as good theoretical backgrounds are highly preferred. The appointees will work on research projects related to regional mid-oceanic-ridge/subduction modeling, global geodynamics modeling, thermal history of terrestrial planets, dynamics and evolution of icy body in the solar system and exosolar rocky planets, and geodynamo modeling.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts via Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, a list of publications and a statement of research interests with career plans. Applicants should also arrange three recommendation letters to be sent to Dr. Nakagawa (e-mail: directly by the referees. Review of application will start as soon as possible and continue until February 28, 2019, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

Any inquiries should be directed via e-mail to .