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2020-01 Recruitment Announcement for

Research Fellow Positions at KIAS

Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote research excellence in the basic sciences. KIAS is located on a 120,000㎡ site in Seoul, where its members are provided with a research-friendly environment.

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1. Recruitment Details (The numbers include those to be selected in later screenings in the first half of the year 2020)



No. of

Research Area

Research Fellow

Natural sciences


  o Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Number Theory, Analysis, etc

  o Astrophysics
  o Particle Physics
  o Quantum Field Theory & String Theory
  o Statistical Physics

Computational Sciences
  o Combinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science
  o Life Science, A.I.
  o Theoretical and Computational Biophysics

For detailed research area information, Please refer to KIAS Employment Information website.

Guest Scientist
(CMC, QUC, Project Research Fellow)

Natural sciences


 2. Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

□ Doctoral degree in the relevant majors

□ Those who are qualified under the “Korean State Public Officials Act”

(Refer to the disqualifying factors listed in Article 33.)

 3. Terms of Employment





         □ The initial appointment for the position is for two years and is renewable for up to two to three additional years,
     depending on research performance and the needs of the research program at KIAS.

         □ Contract period of Project research fellow may be adjusted according to the project/program conditions.


 □ The annual salary payment according to internal regulations

 □ Covered by Korean national health insurance


 □ 85 Hoegi-ro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

4. Recruitment Process 


Evaluation points

Document   screening

       □ Suitability with the field of research, excellence in research performance, potential for development, etc.


      □ Expertise in the field of research, presentation and attitude, problem-solving skills, development potential, etc.

5. Required Documents
   CV, Research Statement, Publication List, Recommendation Letter from 3 persons

6. Application Submission and Period

  a. Submit e-mails by research area or apply through AJO(*)
     - e-mail to or or
       *Academic Jobs Online : Applicants for Physics Only
  b. Period : by Dec 1st, 2019

7. Additional Information

  a. If the content of submitted documents is not true or found to be false, the jooffer will be withdrawn.
  b. After recruitment confirmation, Job position and annual salary are in accordance with KIAS personnel regulations and guidelines.
  c. No candidates may be hired if all candidates are found unsuitable during the screening stage.
  d. Applicants in some areas may be reviewed in the next recruitment process.
  e. Applicants take full responsibility for any consequences resulting from omissions and errors found in submitted documents,
     not submitting required documents, etc.
  f. Inquiries : or or






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President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study