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2020-04 KIAS Recruitment Announcement

for Research Fellow Positions

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.

    For applications, please visit each school homepage on the right School of Mathematics School of Physics School of Computational Sciences Center for Mathematical Challenges Quantum Universe Center


1. Recruitment Details

Position Category No. of
Research Area
□ Mathematics

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

□ Physics

  o Particle Physics
  o Quantum Field Theory & String Theory

□ Computational Sciences

  o Protein Folding, Bioinformatics, Global Optimization, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
  o Theoretical and Computational Material Science
  o Quantum Computation & Information Science
  o Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
  o Combinatorics, Extremal Graph Theory, Random Structure
CMC Fellow Math 5
□ Mathematics

  o Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Number Theory, Analysis, etc
QUC Fellow Physics
□ Physics & Computational Sciences

  o Particle Physics
  o Quantum Computation & Information
Comp. Sciences 1
□ Computational Sciences

  o Condensed Matter and Computational Materials
     Sciences (Developments and applications of First
     Principle Calculation)
□ Mathematics

  o Algebra, Geometry, Topology □ Physics 
  o Particle Physics

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

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

Category Details
Contract Period
□ The initial appointment for Research Fellow, CMC/QUC Fellow and QUC Research Fellow 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 CMC Fellow, QUC Fellow, QUC Research Fellow and
   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 

Stage 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
  ※ Video interview can be conducted for overseas residents.

5. Required Documents
  - Curriculum Vitae                                      - Publication List
  - Reference letters from 3 persons                              - Research statement
    (e-mailed by the referee to KIAS application email address)

6. Application Submission and Period

Position Category Submission Application
Research Fellow Math - Email:

June 1st, 2020

Physics - Email:
- AJO(Academic Jobs Online)
Comp. Sciences - Email: June 30th, 2020
CMC Fellow Math - Email:

June 1st, 2020

QUC Fellow Physics/Comp. Sciences - Email:
- AJO(Academic Jobs Online)
QUC Research Fellow Comp. Sciences - Email:
- AJO(Academic Jobs Online)
Project Research Fellow Math - Email:
Physics - Email:
- AJO(Academic Jobs Online)

7. Additional Information

  a. If the information provided by the application materials is found to be untrue or false, the job offer will be withdrawn.
  b. The work level and annual salary of successful candidates will comply with KIAS personnel regulations and guidelines.
  c. No candidates may be hired if all applicants are found to be unsuitable during the screening stage.
  d. Applicants in some areas may be reviewed in the next recruitment process.
  e. Applicants will take full responsibility for any consequences resulting from false information, omissions and errors in application
      materials, omission of required documents and so forth.
  f. Inquiries : or  or






2020. 04. 01.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study