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Post-Doc. 2019A Postdoctoral Positions in KASI
October 30, 2018
  • Notice period : October 29, 2018 ~ December 14, 2018 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : February 08, 2019 ~ February 15, 2019
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
  The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ The Areas of Recruitment 1. Galaxy clusters 2. High-redshift Lyman Alpha Emitters and Nebulae 3. KMTNet Supernova Program 4. Big data and machine learning in astronomy 5. Microlensing 6. ALMA Korean node 7. EAVN operation and science 8. Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere 9. Space Geodesy 10. Infrared Astronomy 11. Cosmology 12. Theoretical and computational astrophysics 13. Historical Astronomy ㅇ Required Documents ▶ A curriculum vitae ▶ Research achievement and plan  ▶ Publication and project list within 5 years ▶ More than two letters of recommendation    ※ Sent directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr  The Applications should be submitted by 2018-12-14 (17:00 KST) online https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening. A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI. Note that only applicants within 5 years from the PhD degree are eligible for these positions.   The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 44,400,000 KRW(about 39,400 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed. (dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. (1) Galaxy clusters   We are particularly interested in a young and creative researcher to work on (1) kinematics of galaxy clusters, (2) intracluster light (ICL), or (3) detailed stellar populations of cluster galaxies using photometric and spectroscopic data. Preference will be given to candidates with experiences in deep imaging analysis of galaxy clusters. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable.  A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year.  The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jongwan Ko (jwko@kasi.re.kr) (2) High-redshift Lyman Alpha Emitters and Nebulae   The Galaxy Research Group invites applications for one post-doctoral position in extragalactic astronomy to work with Dr. Yujin Yang.The successful applicant is expected to work on the following topics using Lyman alpha emission as an observational probe: (1) galaxy formation and evolution at high-redshift, (2) circum- or inter-galactic medium revealed by Lyman alpha nebulosity, and (3) large-scale structure (proto-clusters) traced by Lyman alpha emitters. Experience with optical imaging/spectroscopy/polarimetry and/or multi-wavelength data set is preferred, but is not mandatory. Highly-qualified applicants with a general background in extragalactic science and/or galaxy clusters will be fully considered.  The position is available from March 1, 2019, but the starting date can be as late as October 2019.  A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~4,500 USD) will be provided each year.The Galaxy Research Group is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution research, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe (http://galev.kasi.re.kr).  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yujin Yang (yyang@kasi.re.kr) (3) KMTNet Supernova Program   KMTNet Supernova Program is using ~17% time of all three 1.6 m wide-field (2 deg X 2 deg) telescopes in CTIO, SAAO, and SSO ensuring 24-hour coverage during 2015-2020. We also plan to obtain data after 2020 and utilize the LSST together afterwards. We are collecting KMTNet BVI imaging data and Gemini spectroscopy data for supernovae, novae, dwarf novae, variable stars, transients, AGN, and dwarf galaxies. We are interested in a researcher to work using these data. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable.  A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year.  The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sang Chul Kim (sckim@kasi.re.kr) (4) Big data and machine learning in astronomy   The big data astronomy project in KASI invites applications for postdoctoral fellow positions which focus on preparation for the LSST era and development of data analysis algorithms as well as softwares. The selected postdoc will be mainly devoted to big data analysis by using statistics and machine learning methods, and will work in algorithm/software development for the LSST era. The appointed postdoctoral fellow will work with the KASI members who plan to analyze the LSST data in research fields covering from Solar systems objects to extragalactic astronomy. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, statistics, computer science, or related fields. We particularly welcome candidates with good programming skills and experience with statistics and machine learning methods. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year. The KASI scientists are involved in various projects that analyze big data in astronomy, and the LSST will become the main source of the large survey data in a broad range of science topics. KASI is one of several international contributors in the LSST project (http://lsst.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Min-Su Shin (msshin@kasi.re.kr) (5) Microlensing   The Variable Objects (VOs) group invites applications for one postdoctoral position in microlensing. We are interested in applicants familiar with analysis of microlensing events detected by Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet), which is doing a 24 hr continuous observations toward the Galactic bulge using a 1.6 m wide-field telescope at each of three different sites, Chile, Australia, and South Africa. (http://kmtnet.kasi.re.kr/kmtnet/) The position is available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The VOs group is working on various researches including exoplanets, eclipsing binaries, pulsating stars, and globular clusters. Especially, exoplanets is the most active in the group, and it is being studied through the radial velocity, transit, and microlensing. For those researches, we can use KASI instruments including BOES, LOAO, and KMTNet. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/62) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sun-Ju Chung (sjchung@kasi.re.kr) (6) ALMA Korean node   ALMA Group is the Korean node of the East Asia ALMA Regional Center. The group supports the Korean astronomical community for the preparation of ALMA observations, data reduction and evaluation and help-desk duty. The successful applicant should spend 30% of his/her time, as a member of the node, and other 70% for his/her own research. Although preference will be given to an applicant with radio astronomy background, an excellent applicant with any background will seriously considered.  (Korean-ARC node homepage is http://alma.kasi.re.kr). The position will start on March 2019 but a beginning date is negotiable. The research budget of 5,000,000 Won (4,500 USD) is gauranteed. Additional travel funds related with the Korea ALMA project will be also given. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. A-Ran Lyo (arl@kasi.re.kr) (7) EAVN operation and science The Korean VLBI Network (KVN) group invites applications for a postdoctoral position in VLBI astrometry and geodesy. This positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-7,000) will be provided each year. The Korean VLBI Network (KVN) group operates VLBI networks of KVN, KaVA (KVN and VERA Array) and EAVN (East Asian VLBI Network) including the Daejeon correlator. The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating the performance of astrometry and geodesy of the VLBI networks above and undertaking related research. In addition, the applicant is expected to support the VLBI operation partly. (http://kvn.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Taehyun Jung (thjung@kasi.re.kr)  (8) Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere The Solar and Space Weather Group invites a postdoctoral fellow position in development of the ionospheric model and study of the ionospheric/upper atmospheric variations using the ionospheric model. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 7,000,000 Korean Won (~US$6,000) will be provided each year. The Solar and Space Weather Group conducts research in the area of solar activities and space weather with topics of interest including coronal mass ejections and solar flares, sun-earth connections, Earth’s Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere/upper atmosphere. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/73) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Young-Sil Kwak (yskwak@kasi.re.kr) (9) Space Geodesy The Space Geodesy group invites applications for1 postdoctoral fellow position in GNSS data processing and its' application to space geodesy - Reference Frame, Ionosphere, Orbit Determination, Natural Hazards etc. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The Space Geodesy Group at KASI focuses on global geodesy, that is, detection of the tiny variations in Earth’s shape and rotation, using primary space geodetic techniques and instruments such as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), very long baseline interferometry (VLBI), and satellite laser ranging (SLR). This research field covers a wide range of precise positioning techniques, from determination of reference frame and Earth rotation parameters to natural hazard monitoring. The Space Geodesy Group has operated the first International GNSS Service (IGS) Global Data Center (GDC) in Asia and Oceania since 2006.  It is committed to supporting many challenging research areas using GNSS data.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kyoung-Min Roh kmroh@kasi.re.kr. (10) Infrared Astronomy The space astronomy group in KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position for the research of infrared-bright extragalaxies and interstellar meidum. This position is available from March 1, 2019, however, the starting date is negotiable.  An additional research fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year. The amount of additional research fund is also negotiable. The space astronomy group is actively involved in Korean infrared space missions (e.g., MIRIS and NISS) as well as in future candidate missions (e.g., SPHEREx). The research projects are also underway in various fields of infrared astronomy on the Galactic and extragalactic sciences, especially in investigating the origin of Cosmic Infrared Background using two extragalactic deep surveys: North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) and AKARI Deep Field – South (ADF-S).  The postdoc will have full access to all the resources and facilities in the below. KASI resources and observing facilities include Korean infrared space mission NISS, KVN, KaVA, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan optical telescope, the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, KMTNet (Korea Microlensing Telescope Network), GEMINI/MMT through K-GMT Science Program, ALMA through East Asia Region and the JCMT through East Asian Observatory. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Woong-Seob Jeong (jeongws@kasi.re.kr) (11) Cosmology The cosmology group invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in theoretical/observational cosmology to work with Dr. Arman Shafieloo. For this position we are particularly interested to an enthusiastic researcher to work on large scale structure data (current real data and future data simulations) to test and study different cosmological models. This could involve working on innovative statistical algorithms to deal with large flow of data from future cosmological surveys (Cosmology Big Data) such as LSST. Those positions are available from September 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable.  An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. (http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Arman Shafieloo (shafieloo@kasi.re.kr) (12) Theoretical and computational astrophysics Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) to work with faculty members of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group (TAG) on research topics of mutual interest.  Area of scientific research include: numerical simulation of compact objects, analysis of gravitational waves, the initial condition in the relativistic simulation and development of accurate and efficient algorithm in the numerical tool. This position is available from September 1, 2019. The beginning date can be negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. Research in the theoretical astrophysics group at KASI (TagKASI) covers a wide range of topics in theoretical and computational astrophysics, including dust astrophysics, CMB polarization foregrounds, stellar dynamics, numerical relativity, and astrophysics of gravitational waves. Please see our group website for more details: http://coma.kasi.re.kr/TAG/index.html Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jinho Kim (jkim@kasi.re.kr) (13) Historical Astronomy The Historical Astronomy Center invites applications for one postdoctoral fellow positions in the fields of historical astronomy and historical calendar-making. Those positions are available from  1 March 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$7,000) will be provided each year. The center is consistently growing and is active in the fields of historical astronomy, history of astronomy and archaeoastronomy including collection of astronomical record and relics, luni-solar calendars and their almanac, old astronomical instruments and Korean astronomers and their activity in Korean history. (http://harg.kasi.re.kr/) Enquiries can be addressed to Byeong-Hee Mihn bhmin@kasi.re.kr 
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  • Notice period : October 01, 2018 ~ December 15, 2018 (End Time 23:59)
  • Announcement period : January 28, 2019 ~ January 31, 2019
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
Position Summary:  The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill the position of a KASI-Arizona Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship for Advanced Study in Astronomy and Astrophysics.  The duration of the Program shall be four years, beginning with two years at Steward Observatory, followed by two years at KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) in Daejeon, Korea. The Fellow will move to KASI at the beginning of third year in the Program, with relocation support covered by the program, subject to KASI rules.  This postdoctoral fellowship provides an opportunity for an exceptional recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue a program of research in any area of theoretical or observational astronomy or astrophysics. Preference will be given to proposed research activities that promote collaboration between KASI and Steward Observatory. Applicants are required to identify a faculty/research staff at each institution as a mentor and to get an endorsement letter from them. This Fellow will have access to all the resources and facilities of both Parties regardless of the work place assignment during the four years. During the 4-year duration the fellow will be affiliated with both institutions, and will have access to facilities of both parties.  While at Steward Observatory, the Fellow will receive an annual fiscal year salary of $55,000 USD, as well as benefits including health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members, a competitive level of research fund that covers the purchase of computer(s), travel, and related research expenses, as well as reasonable relocation expenses. While at KASI, the Fellow will be awarded an annual stipend of about 50M KRW subject to change according to KASI rules. This includes benefits, such as national health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members. The fellow will receive a competitive level of annual research fund (About 10M-15M KRW) that covers the Fellow's research activities. Additional information about Steward Observatory and KASI can be found at https://www.as.arizona.edu and https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.  Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field within 5 years before the start date of the Fellowship. They must have demonstrated English language proficiency, and eligibility to get a visa appropriate for the Fellowship (if necessary) from both the USA and Korea. Applicants will be considered without regard to US or Korean citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer -M/W/D/V.  Contact Information for any inquiry:  egericke@email.arizona.edu (for Arizona), kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr (for KASI) APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must apply separately (instructions below) to the UA and KASI. A complete application for each institution requires a CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, names of two prospective mentors (one at each institution), as well as three reference letters and two endorsement letters. Submit online application to the UA:  Go to https://uacareers.com and apply for Job Posting #xxxxxxxx. Email electronic application to KASI:  1) In a single PDF, email your CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, and the names of a prospect mentor at KASI and the UA to: kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr. 2) Ask your references to email their reference letters in PDF to kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr. 3) Ask your prospective mentors to email their endorsement letters in PDF to kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr.
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  • Notice period : August 21, 2018 ~ September 07, 2018 (End Time 15:00)
  • Announcement period : November 07, 2018 ~ November 09, 2018
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Lee Hojin, 042-865-3348, recruit@kasi.re.kr
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science. Furthermore, KASI develops astronomical instruments and operates facilities in Korea as well as overseas. We are currently searching for creative and outstanding staff scientists. The Applications should be submitted by 2018-9-7 (15:00 KST) at  https://www.kasi.re.kr/kor/recruitApply/recruitConfirm/2018010%20/10634 ○ The Areas of Recruitment  ▶ G1 : Optical Astronomy (Variable Objects Research)  ▶ G2 : Optical Astronomy (Extragalactic Astronomy Research)  ▶ G3 : Radio Astronomy (Radio Astronomy Research)  ▶ G4 : Theoretical Astronomy (Gravitational Wave Research)  ▶ G5 : Research Development and Operation of Large Telescopes  ○ Schedule for the Selection Process  ① Document review (Preliminary Selection) : 2018-09-10(Mon.) ~ 2018-09-21(Fri.)  ② Presentation(Secondary Selection) : 2018-10-15(Mon.) ~ 2018-10-19(Fri.)  ③ Comprehensive Interview(Final Selection) : 2018-10-29(Mon.) ~ 2018-11-02(Fri.)  ※ The result of each selection process will be informed to the applicants through e-mail.  ※ Presentation about the Research     - About the past research achievements and future research plan (PPT 10~15 pages)     - Duration: 30 minutes including 20 minutes of presentation, 10 minutes of Q&A      (This will be adjusted by the number of successful applicants.)     - For foreigners abroad, the presentation and interview will be conducted via Skype.  ※ Employment date: December 1, 2018 o Depending on the results of CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK of applicants from their own countries, the ineligible applicant’s employment will be nullified. o If a false information is found in the submitted documents, your employment will be canceled. o The position and salary of the successful applicants is evaluated by the internal rules of KASI.
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  • Notice period : June 25, 2018 ~ August 31, 2018 (End Time 23:59)
  • Announcement period : October 24, 2018 ~ October 31, 2018
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
I. Introduction KASI-York Fellowship Program (KYFP) is one of the joint research projects under a collaboration agreement for achieving shared goals in the field of astronomy, astrophysics and space science between Korea Astronomy and Space Institute (KASI), a national research institute of Republic of Korea dedicated to astronomy and related research, and the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS), Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, an university incorporated under The York University Act, 1965.   With the support of KASI, Lassonde School of Engineering and Faculty of Science, York University, KYFP Program is offered to prominent scholars at the postdoctoral level to enhance their further research. The KYPF Program is in particular aimed at researchers in the areas of (but not limited to) space weather, planetary science, space payload development, and space engineering.  Each candidate is expected to work equal time at each institution with a minimum of one year of his or her tenure at the York University and the remaining period at KASI. II. Eligibility Requirement  KASI-York Fellowship Program applicants can be of any nationality and must have obtained their Ph.D. in Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, Physics, Astronomy, Space Science, and Space Engineering, or equivalent degree in the related fields. Applicants must demonstrate his/her strong publication record in relevant prestigious journals and have sufficient conversational ability in English to prevent difficulties during their fellowship periods. The selection process will include an interview during which the candidate’s ability to converse in English will be tested. We reserve the right to request additional English proficiency testing as needed. III. Duration of Fellowship  KASI-York Fellowship Program can be on a 1 or 2-year appointment basis, with a possible extension up to a total of 3 years, which shall be determined by an evaluation of his or her research performance before the end of the contracted period.  IV. Application Procedure  Applicants should obtain and read carefully the KASI-York Fellowship Program announcement linked in an e-file at icapadmin@kasi.re.kr. Applications should be submitted by email. Regarding questions related to potential research projects for KYFP, we encourage applicants to contact principal researchers:       - Dr. Young-Jun Choi (yjchoi@kasi.re.kr), Director of Space Science Division, KASI   - Dr. Gunho Sohn (gsohn@yorku.ca), ESSE Department, York University All application documents must be submitted by August 31st, 2018. V. Required Documents for Application  - Curriculum vitae  - Brief summary of past research or instrumentation experience (1 pg max)  - Detailed future research plan, including objectives, purpose, methodology, content of research, research schedule and expecting research findings (3 pg max)   - Full list of publications, including detailed information for each  - A minimum of three letters of reference   - List of potential York and KASI supervisors for the fellowship   Note that application documents should be in pdf format, and should be submitted through an email appointed by KASI-York Fellowship Program.  - All documents must be typewritten in English. Documents written in any language other than English are not accepted.   - Submitted applications which are not satisfactory due to an omission of any required documents, accidentally or deliberately, will be automatically rejected.   - KASI-York Fellowship Program reserves the right to request additional documents if necessary.   - All documents received will become the property of the KASI-York Fellowship Program and will not be returned to applicants.   - All applications received will be acknowledged by KASI-York University Secretariat Office.  VI. Stipend The annual stipend will start at $60,000 Canadian Dollars depending on qualifications and experience.  All applicants should be aware of that financial support is solely for individuals and does not cover his/her dependent or family.  Under no circumstances is any part of the fellowships transferable to any other persons.  V. KASI and CRESS  As the national research institute for astronomy since 1974, KASI has carried out research activities, especially by developing, establishing, and operating medium- and large-sized observational facilities and instruments and has laid the foundation for the advance of science. Solidifying scientific capabilities in research and on telescopes, KASI undertakes its efforts toward a higher level of the global network of research cooperation. The three research divisions (Optical Astronomy, Radio Astronomy and Space Science) and the three research centers (Center for Large Telescope, Center for Theoretical Astronomy, Center for SMEs Partnership) have been newly set up, securing spontaneous ideas and each research project and enhancing the cooperation and the flexibility of the researchers.  KASI space weather group deals with scientific investigations of the Sun-Earth connection, thus studying the solar activity and the physics of Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere by applying experimental and theoretical methods and numerical simulations. Recently, this group started new space projects. One is the small satellite mission named SNIPE (Small scale magNetospheric and Ionospheric Plasma Experiment), and the other is the development of Solar Coronagraph on the ISS (International Space Station).  KASI planetary science group is one of leading research institutes in South Korea for Korean lunar exploration mission. For supporting this challenging space mission, KASI is developing engineering models of cutting-edge space payloads including a near-infrared spectrometer, gamma-ray, and neutron spectrometer. With these payloads, KASI is investigating the presence of water ice on the Moon and physical properties on the surface of the airless body including lunar chronology, space weathering and lunar cratering.  The Space Astronomy Group research mainly on the Cosmic Infrared backgrounds from the early universe, and Galactic interstellar medium, based on the various observational data obtained in the space. The group has successfully launched several instruments on satellite and rocket: FIMS (Far-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph), MIRIS (Multi-purpose IR Imaging System), CIBER (Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment), and NISS (Near-infrared Imaging Spectrometer for Star formation history). The group takes part in international space telescope projects such as MESSIER, SPHEREx, and WFIRST, to enhance group’s capability for the long-term goal of building Korean 1m-class space telescope.   More detailed information on KASI can be found:  · Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute: https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index · Space Science Division at KASI: https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/67 The Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS) is an interdisciplinary research unit in Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. The current areas of research cover a broad range of topics in earth and space science, from geodynamics to the study of the earth's troposphere, the stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere, and the earth's plasma environment. It also includes research on planetary atmospheres, on stars (including the sun), and on the interplanetary medium. CRESS is involved in numerous Canadian, NASA, and international spaceflight projects including the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission for planetary exploration and Phoenix mission to Mars. CRESS involves faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth, and Space Science and Engineering and Physics & Astronomy. Some current highlights include:  · The Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS): http://www.yorku.ca/cress · The Lassonde School of Engineering, York University: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/ IV. Potential Supervisor The applicant should select York and KASI supervisors each.   · KASI  - Young-Jun Choi (Space Science Division/Planetary Science Group, yjchoi@kasi.re.kr)     Payload design for lunar mission, Planetary science  - Jaejin Lee (Solar and Space Weather Group, jjlee@kasi.re.kr)    Cubesat and Science Payload development, Magnetosphere and Ionosphere data analysis  - Woong-Seob Jeong (Space Astronomy Group, jeongws@kasi.re.kr)    Space Astronomy payload development, Optics design (ray tracing and stray light analysis), Mechanical Design (Thermal analysis and application)  - Yeon-han Kim (Solar and Space Weather Group, yhkim@kasi.re.kr)     ISS Coronagraph Development, Solar Physics  · York - Refer to CRESS members list: http://cress.info.yorku.ca/third-page/ or, - Contact Dr. Paulina Karwowska-Desaulniers (paulina.karwowska-desaulniers@lassonde.yorku.ca) for more information 
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  • Notice period : June 15, 2018 ~ July 14, 2018 (End Time 23:59)
  • Announcement period : August 22, 2018 ~ August 31, 2018
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
 The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ The Areas of Recruitment      1. Galaxy Evolution    2. Radio Astronomy 1   3. Radio Astronomy 2   4. AGN Research   5. Infrared Astronomy   6. Solar Corona ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. ㅇ Required Documents  ▶ A curriculum vitae  ▶ Research achievement and plan   ▶ 5-year Publication and project list  ▶ More than two letters of recommendation    * Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr The Applications should be submitted by 2018-07-14 (23:59 KST) online https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening. A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.      The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 32,400,000 KRW(about 29,969 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed. (dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. (1) Galaxy Evolution  The galaxy evolution group invites applications for postdoctoral fellow positions in the following research areas: I. Galaxy Clusters: We ?are particularly interested in a young and creative researcher to work on either (i) co-evolution of galaxy clusters and their member galaxies or (ii)? detailed stellar populations of cluster galaxies using photometric and spectroscopic data. Preference will be given to candidates with experiences in deep imaging analysis of galaxy clusters. II. Numerical Simulations: We study the link between galaxy evolution and their location in the cosmic web using numerical simulations. The successful candidate will develop and apply a new technique to model galaxies in their cosmological context. Experience with numerical simulations of galaxies is desirable, and good coding skills are essential, combined with an interest in galaxy evolution. III. Big Data Analysis: The selected postdoc will be mainly devoted to big data analysis and studies of unusual objects by using statistics and machine learning methods in clustering, classification, and regression. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, statistics, computer science, or related fields. We particularly welcome candidates with good programming skills and experience with statistics and machine learning methods.  Those positions are available from September 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~4,500 USD) will be provided each year. Provision of additional research funds is also negotiable. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jongwan Ko (jwko@kasi.re.kr,Galaxy Clusters), to Dr. Rory Smith (rorysmith@kasi.re.kr, Numerical Simulations), or to Dr. Minsu Shin (msshin@kasi.re.kr, Big Data Analysis).  (2) Radio Astronomy 1 TRAO invites a postdoctoral position for a researcher who has an experience with radio astronomy and its operation. This position is available from September 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 7,000,000 Korean Won (~US$6,000) will be provided each year. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. TRAO has operated with 4X4 array receiver system (85GHz~115GHz) from 2016. There have been many improvements for scientific observation (https://trao.kasi.re.kr). The postdoc will have time to use this resources for inspection and operate them for user support. The operation work will be 50% of the duties. The ratio and detailed affairs can be negotiable.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kang, Hyunwoo (orionkhw@kasi.re.kr) (3) Radio Astronomy 2 The star formation and evolution group at KASI invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in radio and infrared astronomy to work on early star-forming processes or evolved stars in our Galaxy.  The position is available from September 1, 2018, but the starting date is negotiable. The research budget of 6,000,000 Korean Won (~USD5,000) is guaranteed. Additional travel funds will be also provided if necessary. The star formation and evolution group (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr) is interested in candidates who work on early star forming processes and evolved stars in our Galaxy. The successful applicants are expected to carry out his/her own research projects and actively collaborate with the group members, who are currently leading several large projects using JCMT, KVN/KaVA, and TRAO 14m. Detailed information of the group members and ongoing projects is available at the group webpage (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr). Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Chang Won Lee (cwl@kasi.re.kr) (4) AGN Research Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on AGN researches. The starting date is 1st of September 2018. The beginning date is negotiable, but not later than 1st of March 2019. Ample financial support for research activities will be provided. The successful candidates are encouraged to participate in the on-going researches of the groupsuch as radio and X-ray surveys, AGN jet physics, AGN evolution, interaction with their host galaxies and clusters, or VLBI astrometry (See http://agn.kasi.re.kr).They are expected to suggest self-initiated researches as well. The candidates who have research experience and plan to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr), KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr) and other related facilities such as EHT for her/his research and for the collaboration will be considered highly in evaluation. Enquiries can be addressed to Bong Won Sohn (bwsohn@kasi.re.kr) (5) Infrared Astronomy The space astronomy group in KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position for the research of infrared-bright extragalaxies (especially focused on high-redshift star-forming galaxies). This position is available from September 1, 2018, however, the starting date is negotiable. This position is initially for two years with a possible extension of one more year, depending upon his/her research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. An additional research fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year. The amount of additional research fund is also negotiable. The space astronomy group is active in developing Korean infrared space instruments (MIRIS and NISS) as well as in future candidate missions (e.g., SPHEREx). The research projects are also underway in various fields of infrared astronomy, especially in investigating the origin of Cosmic Infrared Background using two extragalactic deep surveys: North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) and AKARI Deep Field – South (ADF-S). The postdoc will have full access to all the resources and facilities in the below. KASI resources and observing facilities include KVN, KaVA, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan optical telescope, the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, KMTNet (Korea Microlensing Telescope Network), GEMINI/MMT through K-GMT Science Program, ALMA through East Asia Region and the JCMT through East Asian Observatory. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Woong-Seob Jeong (jeongws@kasi.re.kr). (6) Solar Corona The solar and space weather group invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow positions in corona, solar wind and CME research using solar coronagraph. Those positions are available from September 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. The group is the research and development center for science, application, and service related to the Sun and space weather. The group is currently working to develop a solar coronagraph on International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. For the purpose of technical demonstration, stratospheric balloon experiment will be done beforehand. (http://kswrc.kasi.re.kr)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yeon-Han Kim yhkim@kasi.re.kr 
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  • Notice period : November 06, 2017 ~ December 15, 2017 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : February 07, 2018 ~ February 14, 2018
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
  The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.   ㅇ Required Documents  ▶ A curriculum vitae  ▶ Research achievement and plan  ▶ 5-year Publication and project list  ▶ More than two letters of recommendation   * Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr The Applications should be submitted by 2017-12-15 (17:00 KST) via e-mail:  hradmin@kasi.re.kr. A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.  The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 32,400,000 KRW(~USD 28,928 at the exchange rate in OCT. 2017/ 1:1,120)  per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed.(dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. 1. Microlensing The Variable Objects (VOs) group invites applications for one postdoctoral position in microlensing. We are interested in applicants familiar with analysis of microlensing events detected by the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet), which is doing a 24-hour continuous observations toward the Galactic bulge using a 1.6 m wide-field telescope at each of three different sites in Chile, Australia, and South Africa. (http://kmtnet.kasi.re.kr/kmtnet/) The position is available from March 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. The VOs group is working on various researches including exoplanets, eclipsing binaries, pulsating stars, and globular clusters. Especially, exoplanets is the most active in the group, and it is being studied through the radial velocity, transit, and microlensing. For those researches, we can use KASI instruments including BOES, LOAO, and KMTNet. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/62) Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Sun-Ju Chung sjchung@kasi.re.kr 2. Radio Astronomy The KASI radio astronomy division invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will work for the Korea-Japan Correlation Center (KJCC), the Korean node of the East Asian ALMA regional center (EA-ARC), or the star formation and evolution group. The position is available from March 1, 2018, but the start date is negotiable. The research budget of 6,000,000 Korean Won (~USD 5,357) is guaranteed. Additional travel funds related to the KJCC and EA_ARC activities will be also provided. The KJCC (http://kjcc.kasi.re.kr) is a correlation center for the VLBI data of KVN. KaVA, and East Asian VLBI Network. The successful applicant is expected to spend about 30% of his/her time to support the operation of KJCC (and KVN). The KJCC is particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with VLBI observations and data analysis. The ALMA Group (http://alma.kasi.re.kr) is the Korean node of the EA-ARC . The group supports the Korean astronomical community for the preparation of ALMA observations, data reduction and evaluation and help-desk duty. The successful applicant should spend 50% of his/her time as a member of the node, and other 50% for his/her own research. Although preference will be given to applicant working in the area of radio astronomy, excellent applicant who could successfully conduct the supporting job description will seriously considered. The star formation and evolution group (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr) is interested in candidates who work on evolved stars in our Galaxy. The successful applicant is expected to carry out his/her own research projects and actively collaborate with the group members. Detailed information of the group members and ongoing projects is available at the group webpage. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. A-Ran Lyo arl@kasi.re.kr. 3. AGN Research Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for two postdoctoral positions to work on AGN researches. The starting date is 1st of March 2018. The beginning date is negotiable, but not later than 1st of September 2018. Ample financial support for research activities will be provided. The successful candidates are encouraged to participate in the on-going researches of the groupsuch as  radio and X-ray surveys, AGN jet physics, AGN evolution, interaction with their host galaxies and clusters, or VLBI astrometry  (See http://agn.kasi.re.kr). They are  expected to suggest self-initiated researches as well. The candidates who have research plans to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr), KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr) and other related facilities such as EHT  for her/his research and for the collaboration will be considered positively in evaluation. Inquiries can be addressed to Bong Won Sohn bwsohn@kasi.re.kr 4. Solar Corona The solar and space weather group invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow positions in corona, solar wind and CME research using solar coronagraph. For this position we call for enthusiastic and creative scientists to work on basic research in prospect of the future science to be carried out using the new coronagraph. Those positions are available from March 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. The group is the research and   development center for science, application, and service related to the Sun   and space weather. The group is currently working to develop a solar coronagraph on International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. For the purpose of technical demonstration, stratospheric balloon experiment will be done beforehand. (http://kswrc.kasi.re.kr/) Enquiries can be addressed to   Dr. Kyung-Suk Cho kscho@kasi.re.kr. 5. Infrared Astronomy The space astronomy group in KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position for the research of infrared-bright extragalaxies (especially high-redshift star-forming galaxies). This position is available from March 1, 2018, however, the starting date is negotiable. This position is initially for two years with a possible extension of one more year, depending upon his/her research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. An additional research fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year. The amount of additional research fund is also negotiable. The space astronomy group is active in developing korean infrared space instruments (MIRIS and NISS) as well as the future candidate mission (e.g., SPHEREx). The research projects are also underway in various fields of infrared astronomy, especially in investigating the origin of Cosmic Infrared Background using two extragalactic deep surveys (North Ecliptic Pole and South Ecliptic Pole). The postdoc will have full access to all the resources and facilities in the below. KASI resources and observing facilities include KVN, KaVA, the 14-meter Taeduk radio telescope, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan optical telescope, the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, KMTNet (Korea Microlensing Telescope Network), ALMA through East Asia Region and the JCMT 12-meter telescope through East Asia Observatory. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Woong-Seob Jeong jeongws@kasi.re.kr. 6. Planetary Science The Planetary Science group invites successful applications for a postdoctoral   fellow position in observational/theoretical planetary science field. Those positions are available from March 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. A reasonable research fund can be provided with negotiation. The   group is actively working on small solar system bodies, such as the Moon, asteroid and comets, by using polarimetric, photometric observations to understand their physical properties and numerical simulations to investigate their   dynamical evolutions. Enquiries   can be addressed to Dr. Choi, Young-Jun yjchoi@kasi.re.kr.  7. Cosmology 1 The cosmology group (working with Yong-Seon Song) invites applications for 1 postdoctoral fellow position in observational/theoretical cosmology. The selected has an opportunity to participate in both eBOSS and DESI. This position is available from anytime in 2017. The position is available from August 1 CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Song, Yong-Seon ysong@kasi.re.kr. 8. Cosmology 2 For the position to work with Prof. Shafieloo, we are interested to an applicant to work on advanced statistical methods of data analysis and their applications in studying various cosmological observations. This would involve working on innovative algorithms to deal with large flow of data from future cosmological surveys (Cosmology Big Data) such as LSST. The position is available from August 1. CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Arman Shafiloo shafieloo@kasi.re.kr. 9. Cosmology 3 There are two projects with Prof. Parkinson. The first will involve developing the theoretical understanding and tools to exploit data from large-area optical spectroscopic surveys, in particular for the testing theories of dark energy and modified gravity. The position will involve planning for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) survey. Knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory is essential. Some experience with data analysis is welcomed by not essential. For the second position with Prof. Parkinson, the applicant will be working on cosmological data from the ASKAP-EMU (Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Evolutionary Map of the Universe) large-area radio continuum survey, and using this data to generate data products and test and constrain cosmological models. Knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory and/or analysis is essential. Experience with radio astronomy observations and data is welcome, but not required. The position is available from August 1 CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. David Parkinson davidparkinson@kasi.re.kr. 10. Theoretical Astrophysics The theoretical astrophysics group (TAG) in the Center for Theoretical Astronomy at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral fellow position to join our group from March 1, 2018. The starting date is negotiable. The initial appointment is for 2 years, with possible extension to the third year, depending on research performance. We are looking for excellent candidates with strong background in theoretical astrophysics or computational astrophysics. However, priority will be given to candidates with experience in one of the following topics: cosmic dust, interstellar polarization, star and planet formation, MHD simulations, or interstellar exploration. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Alex Lazarian (UW-Madison) and Dr. Thiem Hoang on the topics of mutual interests in the aforementioned areas. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits, and an additional research fund of ~ 8,500 USD per year will be provided. Postdoctoral fellows are also eligible to apply for their own grants from National Research Foundation. The theoretical astrophysics group is a recently established research group in KASI. The group currently has 2 permanent researchers, 3 Junior Research Leaders, and 2 postdoc fellows. Our research focuses on the new frontiers of theoretical astrophysics and gravitational wave astrophysics, aiming to become one of the leading theoretical astrophysics groups in Republic of Korea. We work closely with observers from ALMA and JCMT groups in KASI. For more detailed information, please visit our group website http://coma.kasi.re.kr. The Center for Theoretical Astronomy, consisting of cosmology and historical astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics groups, is an international research environment where English is usually used for academic activities, with 7 foreign members (3 permanent staffs and 4 postdoctoral fellows) from 5 different countries. The TAG KASI has access to the High-Performance Computing Resources managed by KASI including a Linux cluster of about 1,000 cores of Xeon-CPU. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Thiem Hoang thiemhoang@kasi.re.kr
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  • Notice period : August 01, 2017 ~ August 31, 2017 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : September 27, 2017 ~ September 27, 2017
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Lee Hojin, 042-865-3348, recruit@kasi.re.kr
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science. Furthermore, KASI develops astronomical instruments and operates facilities in Korea as well as overseas. We are currently searching for creative and outstanding staff scientists. 1.Areas of Recruitment- D1: All areas of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences 2. Qualifications - No limitation on nationality, age, and sex. 3. Screening Process and Required Documents  A. Document Review (Preliminary Selection)  For the document screening process, applicants are required to submit the documents as stated below.  ① An application form for permanent position and a cover letter  ② A written form of consent on collecting and using personal information (Korean only)  ③ A Curriculum Vitae including   (1) past research and R&D achievements   (2) list of research and development record   (3) future research plan in KASI  ④ More than two letters of reference sent to recruit@kasi.re.kr The forms of document ①, ② and ③ are downloadable at www.kasi.re.kr/engAll of the documents above should be submitted by August 31st, 2017 (17:00 KST) online. B. Presentation & Comprehensive Interview (Secondary Selection) at KASI.For applicants who have passed the document screening process, presentation and comprehensive interview will be conducted. Normally, it takes about 50 minutes (20 minutes presentation and 30 minutes interview). For applicants abroad, we encourage them to visit KASI for the interview. For reference, we support air fare and accommodation expenses. For applicants unable to visit KASI, the interview will be conducted via Skype. The documents required for the interview are as stated below.  ① Presentation material(PPT) and Skype ID  ② The career certificate/proof of employment/license  ③ A photo of diploma C. Expected Date of Personnel Appointment : November 1st, 2017 (negotiable) 4. Others  o Depending on the results of the CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK of applicants from one’s native country, the ineligible applicant’s employment will be nullified.  o If a false information is found in the submitted documents, one’s employment will be canceled.  o The position and salary of the successful applicants will be evaluated by the internal regulations of KASI.  o Please on the APPLY button below in order to apply, and upload all documents online.  o For any questions relevant to this job opening, please send an e-mail to recruit@kasi.re.kr
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  • Notice period : May 11, 2017 ~ June 30, 2017 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : August 25, 2017 ~ August 31, 2017
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ Required Documents  ▶ CV & Research plan   ▶ 5-year Publication and project list   ▶ More than two letters of recommendation  ※ Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr  ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. The Applications should be submitted by 2017-06-30 (17:00 KST) online. A photo of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.  The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 32,400,000 KRW(about 29,000 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/shared occupancy if needed.(dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW)  The period will be two (2) years with one year extension upon successful performance.  The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. 1. Active Galactic Nucleus and Galaxy Evolution The galaxy evolution group invites applications for a postdoctoral position. We seek applicants with experience in data analysis for optical/NIR spectrum and imaging of active galactic nuclei and galaxies. The successful candidate will be expected to pursuit their research using the existing spectroscopic data obtained with Gemini/Magellan telescopes. This position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 – 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-8,500) will be provided each year. But it is subject to change depending on the availability of funding. The galaxy evolution research group in KASI prepares the science for the upcoming era of those great facilities. We are working on various topics in extragalactic astronomy such as star clusters, dwarf galaxies, galaxy structures, galaxy environments, AGN and supernovae. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kim, Minjin, mkim@kasi.re.kr.  2. Observational/theoretical study of asteroids  The Planetary Science Group invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational/theoretical studies of asteroids. This position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. Its research focuses on physical characterization of asteroids using multi-band time series photometry data. Theoretical studies on dynamical and mineralogical evolution of the whole population is its immediate step to be taken. The postdoc will have full access to computing resources and observation facilities of KASI including three KMTNet telescopes in the southern hemisphere, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan and the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescopes. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/286) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Moon, Hong-Kyu fullmoon@kasi.re.kr.  3. Near-Earth Space Environment (Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere) The Solar and Space Weather Group invites a postdoctoral fellow position in ionospheric irregularities study using ground-based and satellite observation data. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 7,000,000 Korean Won (~US$6,000) will be provided each year. The Solar and Space Weather Group conducts research in the area of solar activities and space weather with topics of interest including coronal mass ejections and solar flares, sun-earth connections, Earth’s Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere/upper atmosphere. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/73)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kwak, Young-Sil (yskwak@kasi.re.kr). 4. Optical-Infrared Telescope and Instrumentation The Optical Astronomical Technology Group at the KASI invites a postdoctoral position in the area of optical-infrared telescope and instrumentation to work for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project, including optomechanics, electronic control, and optical alignment and/or metrology. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~8,500 USD) will be provided each year. KASI is one of the major partners in the GMT consortium. The Optical Astronomical Technology Group is involved in various GMT development projects. The GMT Fast-steering Secondary Mirror subsystem, the high precision spectrograph G-CLEF, and the infrared spectrograph GMTNIRS are the representative ones. The group is collaborating with NOAO, SAO, the Carnegie Observatories, and UT Austin for those projects. (http://kgmt.kasi.re.kr/kgmt/kgmt.html)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Lee, Sungho (leesh@kasi.re.kr).  5. SDSS4 Postdoctoral position at Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) K-GMT Science Group, Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) invites the application to SDSS4 Postdoctoral position. This position is primarily for a researcher who can pursuit his/her own researches using the SDSS4 data. CfLAT serves as an Associate Institutional Member of SDSS4 and the successful candidate will have access rights to SDSS4 data even before public release. He/She is also supposed to participate activities supporting the operation of CfLAT within 30% of his/her time. The supporting activities may include (but not limited to) followings, and details can be negotiated upon assignment to the position. - Develop science cases for GMT - Plan/Develop science cases for next-generation survey projects - Any activities related to the operation of CfLAT This position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. A research fund of about 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) per year will be available. CfLAT is an official interface between KASI and Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Organization, where KASI is a founding member of GMT project. K-GMT Science Group is in charge of science promotion and development for GMT that CfLAT is engaged in, and is composed of seven staff scientists and three postdoctoral researchers who value diversity and creativity with passion for science. For more information, please refer to the following webpage (http://kgmt.kasi.re.kr/kgmtscience/).  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Hwang, Narae via kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr. 6. AGN Researches Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for three postdoctoral positions to work on AGN researches. The successful candidates are encouraged to participate in the on-going researches of the group (http://agn.kasi.re.kr) such as VLBI astrometry, radio or X-ray surveys, jet physics, LLAGNs or young AGNs. They are also expected to suggest self-initiated researches. Two positions are funded by the KASI research project ‘Origin and Evolution of AGN jets’. The other one position is supported by the KASI-INAF joint research project ‘Supermassive Black holes: turning on the most powerful engines in the Universe’ of the National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) of Korea. The starting date is 1st of September 2017, but it is negotiable. Fund will be provided to support their research activities. The candidates who have research plans to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr), KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr and other KASI radio facilities for her/his research and for the collaboration will be considered positively in evaluation. Enquiries can be addressed to Sohn, Bong Won (bwsohn@kasi.re.kr) 7. Star-forming Regions or Evolved Stars in Our Galaxy The star formation and evolution group at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position in radio astronomy to work on star-forming regions or evolved stars in our Galaxy. The preferred beginning date is September 1 in 2017, but it is negotiable. An additional research fund of about $5,000 will be provided each year. The successful applicant is expected to carry out his/her own research projects and actively collaborate with the group members, who are currently leading several large projects using JCMT, KVN/KaVA, and TRAO 14m. Detailed information of the group members and ongoing projects is available at the group webpage (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Kim, Kee-Tae (ktkim@kasi.re.kr) 8. Cosmology (working with David Parkinson) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow working in the area of cosmological analysis of large-area surveys as part of the cosmology group at the KASI (hereafter CosKASI, http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html).  The position is available from September 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable.  The position will involve developing analysis tools to exploit data from large-areaoptical spectroscopic surveys, for planning for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) survey, and/or large-area radio continuum surveys, for the ASKAP-EMU survey, and using this data test and constrain cosmological models. Knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory and/or dataanalysis is essential. For informal enquiries about particular projects pleasecontact David Parkinson. CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in such major wide area, deep field surveys asSDSS4, DESI and LSST, and has close connections to other KASI surveys, including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Parkinson, David d.parkinson@uq.edu.au 9. Cosmology (working with Yong-Seon Song) The cosmology group at the KASI (hereafter CosKASI) invites applications a postdoctoral fellow position in observational/theoretical cosmology, working with Yong-Seon Song. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable.  CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI),Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson (as of July 2017), Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA andGMT. (http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html) One who is selected can participate in both eBOSS and DESI as a junior member, and it is expected that the candidates have knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory and/or data analysis. Those who have strong backgrounds in astrophysics, observational cosmology and theoretical cosmology are encouraged to apply. Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Song, Yong-Seon ysong@kasi.re.kr 10. Computational Astrophysics The theoretical astrophysics group invites applicants for one postdoctoral fellow in computational astrophysics working with Junior Research Fellows on hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, or stellar/galactic dynamics etc. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The group is young and consistently growing, equipped with a high performance Linux cluster around thousand cores, and is also active in various fields of computational astrophysics including radiative transfer, dust physics, gravitational-wave astrophysics. (visit our website: http://coma.kasi.re.kr/doku.php) Now expand to the (magneto)hydrodynamics, either radiative or relativistic.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Ahn, Sang-Hyeon sha@kasi.re.kr.  11. Space Situational Awareness The center for space situational awareness(SSA) invites applications for 1 postdoctoral fellow position in CCD photometry / celestial mechanics / automatic observations. That position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The Center for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) at KASI has built the OWL-NET (Optical Wide-field Patrol Network) since 2010. The OWL-NET consists of 5 robotic observatories at 5 countries over the world, and each has a 0.5m optical telescope and a 4K CCD camera with about 1.2 degree FOV. Year 2017 is the first test observation year of the OWL-NET. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/322) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yim, Hong-Suh (yimhs@kasi.re.kr)
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  • Notice period : April 20, 2017 ~ May 31, 2017 (End Time 23:59)
  • Announcement period : July 31, 2017 ~ August 05, 2017
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
I. Introduction KASI-York Fellowship Program (KYFP) is one of the joint research projects under a collaboration agreement for achieving shared goals in the field of astronomy, astrophysics and space science between Korea Astronomy and Space Institute (KASI), a national research institute of Republic of Korea dedicated to astronomy and related research, and the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS), Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, an university incorporated under The York University Act, 1965.   With the support of KASI and Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, KYFP Program is offered to prominent Korean and/or international scholars at the postdoctoral level to enhance their further research. The KYPF Program is in particular aimed at researchers in the areas of (but not limited to) space weather, planetary science, space payload development, and space engineering.  Each candidate expected to work equal time at each institution with a minimum of one year of his or her tenure at the York University and the remaining period at KASI. We encourage applications from broad fields of space science and engineering, although preference will be given to researchers with research interests common to those of KASI and CRESS at Lassonde School of Engineering, and particularly relevant to the following areas:  - Space Weather - Planetary science - Small satellite engineering and payload development II. Eligibility Requirement  KASI-York Fellowship Program applicants can be of any nationality and must have obtained their Ph.D. in Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, Astronomy, Space Science, and Space Engineering, or equivalent degree in the related fields. Applicants must demonstrate his/her strong publication record in relevant prestigious journals and have sufficient conversational ability in English to prevent difficulties during their fellowship periods. The selection process will include an interview during which the candidate’s ability to converse in English will be tested. We reserve the right to request additional English proficiency testing as needed. III. Duration of Fellowship  KASI-York Fellowship Program can be on a 1 or 2-year appointment basis, with a possible extension up to a total of 3 years, which shall be determined by an evaluation of his or her research performance before the end of the contracted period.  IV. Application Procedure  Applicants should obtain and read carefully the KASI-York Fellowship Program announcement linked in an e-file at pdf@lassonde.yorku.ca or icapadmin@kasi.re.kr. Applications should be submitted by email. Regarding questions related to potential research projects for KYFP, we encourage applicants to contact principal researchers:  - Dr. Kyungsuk Cho (kscho@kasi.re.kr), Director of Space Science Division, KASI - Dr. Gunho Sohn (gsohn@yorku.ca), ESSE Department, York University All application documents must be submitted by May 31, 2017, at the latest.  V. Required Documents for Application - Curriculum vitae - Brief summary of past research or instrumentation experience (1 pg max) - Detailed future research plan, including objectives, purpose, methodology, content of research, research schedule and expecting research findings (3 pg max)  - Full list of publications, including detailed information for each - A minimum of three letters of reference  - List of potential York and KASI supervisors for the fellowship Note that application documents should be in A4 and pdf format, and should be submitted through an email appointed by KASI-York Fellowship Program. - All documents must be typewritten in English. Documents written in any language other than English are not accepted.  - Submitted applications which are not satisfactory due to an omission of any required documents, accidentally or deliberately, will be automatically rejected.  - KASI-York Fellowship Program reserves the right to request additional documents if necessary.  - All documents received will become the property of the KASI-York Fellowship Program and will not be returned to applicants.  - All applications received will be acknowledged by KASI-York University Secretariat Office.  VI. Stipend The annual stipend will start at $60,000 Canadian Dollars depending on qualifications and experience.  All applicants should be aware of that financial support is solely for individuals and does not cover his/her dependent or family.  Under no circumstances is any part of the fellowships transferable to any other persons.  V. KASI and CRESS  As the national research institute for astronomy since 1974, KASI has carried out research activities, especially by developing, establishing, and operating medium- and large-sized observational facilities and instruments and has laid the foundation for the advance of science. Solidifying scientific capabilities in research and on telescopes, KASI undertakes its efforts toward a higher level of the global network of research cooperation. The three research divisions (Optical Astronomy, Radio Astronomy and Space Science) and the three research centers (Center for Large Telescope, Center for Theoretical Astronomy, Center for SMEs Partnership) have been newly set up, securing spontaneous ideas and each research project and enhancing the cooperation and the flexibility of the researchers.  KASI space weather group deals with scientific investigations of the Sun-Earth connection, thus studying the solar activity and the physics of Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere, and upper atmosphere by applying experimental and theoretical methods and numerical simulations. Recently, this group started new space projects. One is the small satellite mission named SNIPE (Small scale magNetospheric and Ionospheric Plasma Experiment), and the other is the development of Solar Coronagraph on the ISS (International Space Station).  KASI planetary science group is one of leading research institutes in South Korea for Korean lunar exploration mission. For supporting this challenging space mission, KASI is developing engineering models of ting-edge space payloads including a near-infrared spectrometer, gamma-ray, and neutron spectrometer. With these payloads, KASI is investigating the presence of water ice on the Moon and physical properties on the surface of the airless body including lunar chronology, space weathering and lunar cratering.  The Space Astronomy Group research mainly on the Cosmic Infrared backgrounds from the early universe, and Galactic interstellar medium, based on the various observational data obtained in the space. The group has successfully launched several instruments on satellite and rocket: FIMS (Far-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph), MIRIS (Multi-purpose IR Imaging System), CIBER (Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment), and NISS (Near-infrared Imaging Spectrometer for Star formation history). The group takes part in international space telescope projects such as MESSIER, SPHEREx, and WFIRST, to enhance group’s capability for the long-term goal of building Korean 1m-class space telescope.   More detailed information on KASI can be found:  - Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute: https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index - Space Science Division at KASI: https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/67 The Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS) is an interdisciplinary research unit in Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. The current areas of research cover a broad range of topics in earth and space science, from geodynamics to the study of the earth's troposphere, the stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere, and the earth's plasma environment. It also includes research on planetary atmospheres, on stars (including the sun), and on the interplanetary medium. CRESS is involved in numerous Canadian, NASA, and international spaceflight projects including the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission for planetary exploration and Phoenix mission to Mars. CRESS involves faculty from the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth, and Space Science and Engineering and Physics & Astronomy. Some current highlights include: CSA Group Achievement Award for leadership in the Wind Imaging Interferometer project; M. Richer, graduate student of Professor McCall, nominated for the doctoral thesis prize and awarded the Plaskett Medal of the Canadian Astronomical Society for 1995; NASA Group Achievement Award for contributions to the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite mission; OMEE Award for Excellence in Research and Technology Development to professors Hastie, Shepson and McConnell; Professor Marshall McCall discovers two new galaxies located nearby to our own galaxy, the Milky way. An award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to Professor McConnell has provided high-performance computers for atmospheric modeling of air quality, and a laboratory on the roof of the Petrie Science and Engineering Building. A CFI award to Professor Quine has provided space test facilities; a vibration test facility, and a thermal vacuum facility.  In 2015, CRESS (Professor Michael Daly, York Research Chair in Planetary Science) received more than $1.3 million in funding to build a Canadian Planetary Simulator (CAPS) facility. The Canadian Planetary Simulator will allow the simulation and investigation of extreme terrestrial and other planetary environments as well as the development and testing of instruments suited to these environments. The simulator is the only one of its kind known - a combination of capable integrated instruments with a capable environmental simulator. It will allow Canadian universities to lead high profile research in planetary and instrument science and provide Canadian companies with competitive advantages in the development of instrumentation. Daly will lead a team of scientists from York University, as well as collaborators from eight companies and ten other universities on the project. Also, the members at the CRESS (Professors Tom McElroy and Regina Lee) receive more than $1.68 million in funding to establish a state-of-the-art research facility for designing, building, characterizing and operating instruments and payloads for sub-orbital missions. The facility will support end-to-end mission development for cost-effective, orbital and sub-orbital platforms: nanosatellites, suborbital rockets, high-altitude balloons, and airplanes. The facility will comprise: (1) a micro-fabrication laboratory optimized for the production of Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) payloads; (2) a payload calibration and flight test-bed for systems integration and space-qualification; and (3) a mission operations center for real-time data analysis, satellite tracking, and communications. More detailed information on CRESS can be found:  - The Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS): http://www.yorku.ca/cress - The Lassonde School of Engineering, York University: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/ IV. Potential Supervisor The applicant should select York and KASI supervisors each.   KASI - Kyungsuk Cho (Space Science Division, kscho@kasi.re.kr)   ISS Coronagraph Development, Solar Physics - Jaejin Lee (Solar and Space Weather Group, jjlee@kasi.re.kr)   Cubesat and Science Payload development, Magnetosphere and Ionosphere data analysis - Daehee Lee (Space Astronomy Group, dhlee@kasi.re.kr)   Space Astronomy payload development, Optics design (ray tracing and stray light analysis), Mechanical Design (Thermal analysis and application) - Young-Jun Choi (Planetary Science Group, yjchoi@kasi.re.kr)   Payload design for lunar mission, Planetary science York University - Mike Daly (Planetary Science and Space Engineering, dalym@yorku.ca) - Gunho Sohn (Geomatics Engineering, gsohn@yorku.ca) - Regina Lee (Space Engineering, reginal@yorku.ca)
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  • Notice period : January 01, 2017 ~ February 28, 2017 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : June 07, 2017 ~ June 09, 2017
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Cho A-In , 042-865-2015, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Korea. It conducts front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences, develops astronomical instruments, and operates facilities in Korea and overseas. For further details, please visit www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index. Center for Theoretical Astronomy, KASI, looks for creative and outstanding researchers for Junior Research Leader (JRL) positions in the field of computational astrophysics. The scientific scopes include studies of computation-intensive problems (Newtonian/relativistic hydrodynamics/magnetohydrodynamics, PIC, radiative transfer, N-body, and etc.) for various astrophysical objects, ranging from planets, stars, compact objects, galaxies, AGN, to clusters of galaxies, as well as developments of common computational tools (various codes, visualization, etc.). Outstanding candidates in all fields of computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply for the positions. Successful candidates will carry out original research of own interests. The position is offered for 5 years (initially for 3 years and for 2 more years after evaluation) with a possibility of continuation based on performance. The salary is comparable to that of Junior faculty, and is commensurate with qualifications. Funds for research expenses of about US $ 20,000 per year as well as those to hire a postdoctoral researcher are provided. Additional funds for further research expenses, postdoctoral researchers, students, and etc may be applied for through the KASI research programs as well as the programs of the NRF (National Research Foundation) of Korea.  Interested persons should send the followings to hradmin@kasi.re.kr: the form (Application Form for Junior Research Leader, CV, Research Plan) downloadable at https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening and three or more letters of reference. Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or a related field at the time of appointment. Applications received by February 28, 2017 will be given due consideration. The expected stating date is July 1, 2017, which is negotiable. For further inquiries, please contact ryu@kasi.re.kr (Dongsu Ryu, Director of Center for Theoretical Astronomy).