The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Mathematics

1437 16222Position ID: 1437-AMA20081809 [#16222]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong [map]
Application Deadline: none (posted 2020/09/01)
Position Description:    

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.


Postdoctoral Fellow (Ref. 20081809)

[Appointment period: twelve or twenty-four months, with possibility of further appointment]


The appointee will assist the project leader in the research project - “Numerical methods and analysis for the Allen-Cahn and Cahn-Hilliard equations with a thin phase transition layer”.


Applicants should have a PhD in Mathematics or an equivalent qualification and must have no more than five years of post-qualification experience at the time of application. Applicants should also have:

(a) a strong background in theoretical analysis or numerical analysis of PDEs; and

(b) have worked in one of the following:

(i) well-posedness and regularity analysis of time-dependent nonlinear PDEs (such as Navier-Stokes equations, nonlinear Schrodinger equation, nonlinear wave equation, shallow or deep water equations, etc.);

(ii) numerical analysis for time-dependent nonlinear PDEs; or

(iii) surface PDEs, surface evolution, curvature flow, two-phase interface flow or related topics.

Applicants are invited to contact Dr Buyang Li by email for further information.


A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form and a curriculum vitae with a publication list and the names of two referees by post to Dr Buyang Li, Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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