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2020-06 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.

KIAS is looking for postdoctoral researchers with a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Math, Physics, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Biology, Information Science and related fields including Engineering and Computer Science.


1. Recruitment Details

Position Category No. of opening Research Area
AI Fellow Math/Physics/
Comp. Sciences
□ All research areas of Mathematics/Physics/Computational Sciences
   o Theoretical Machine Learning
   o Nonparametric statistics
   o Statistical Inference
   o Stochastic/discrete optimization
   o High-dimensional computational geometry
   o Statistical learning theory
AI Research Fellow 3

      ※ 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 AI Fellow and AI Research Fellow position is for two years, with the possibility of a one time
    renewal of up to two to three additional years depending on research performance and the needs of the research
    program at KIAS.

□ Contract period of AI Fellow and AI Research Fellow may be adjusted according to the project/program conditions.
□ Further information on AI Fellow and AI Research Fellow is available on CAINS Job Opportunities webpage.
□ Covered by Korean national health insurance
□ 85 Hoegi-ro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

      ※ The employment may be changed depending on the final result of the 2021 parliamentary budget review.
      ※ For detailed information, Please refer to KIAS Employment Information website

4. Recruitment Process

Stage Evaluation points Date No. of candidates
Document screening
□ Suitability with the field of research, excellence in
    research performance, potential for development,
Early to mid November
double the number of openings
□ Expertise in the field of research, presentation and
    attitude, problem-solving skills, development
    potential, etc.
※ Video interview can be conducted for overseas
Mid to late November
equal to the number of openings

      ※ The dates of recruitment stages may be subject to change.

5. Required Documents

      - Curriculum vitae, Publication list, Research statement, Reference letters from 3 referees
      ※ The reference letters should be emailed directly by the referees, from which KIAS Professors should be excluded, to the relevant
           application email address.

6. Application Submission and Period

   a. Submission via e-mail to
   b. by Oct. 31st, 2020

      ※ Curriculum vitae and research statement should arrive by deadline for full application.

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 :






2020. 09.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study