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Post-doctoral Fellow

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 519081
Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Chemistry (25200)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry (Ref.: 519081), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Physics, or Computational Materials Science, as well as a strong background and experience in molecular synthesis, nanomaterial characterizations, performance assessment, and pathway analysis.  They should have proficiency in written and spoken English, a strong sense of responsibility, good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.  Knowledge of (a) Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), (b) Polarization Modulation-Infrared Reflection-Adsorption Spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS), (c) Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform IR (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy, and (d) microfabrication is a plus, but not required.

The appointee will work on a Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) consortium project that aims at increasing the activity and selectivity of energy catalysis and resourcification processes, including but not limited to those involving H2, O2, H2O, CO2, and N2.  They are expected to gain new insights into how small molecules are activated under benign conditions and understand the mechanistic details of the conversion processes using a range of experimental, spectroscopic, and computational methods.  They will also need to prepare a variety of novel low-dimensional non-precious metal catalysts as well as characterize them using NMR, IR, Raman, ESI-MS, ICP-MS, SEM, TEM, EDS, XPS, and BET. The appointee will work in an interdisciplinary environment co-supervised by Prof. Zheng Xiao Guo and Dr. Edmund C. M. Tse.

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 post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter with research experience and publication records.  They should also send two reference letters to Professor Z.X. Guo ( and Dr. Edmund C. M. Tse ( by e-mail.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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