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. Big data and machine learning in astronomy
2. ALMA Korean node
3. Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere
4. Lunar and Planetary Science
※ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Applications should be submitted by 2019-07-10 (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.
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) 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 softwares, while conducting research on either asteroid or galaxy evolution. The selected postdoc will be devoted to big data analysis and algorithm/software development with Dr. Min-Su Shin for half of his/her time. The appointed postdoctoral fellow will also work with the KASI members in either asteroid (with Dr. Hong-Kyu Moon) or galaxy evolution (with Dr. Yun-Kyeong Sheen) research for another half of his/her time. The asteroid research will include analyzing KMTNet observations of small Solar System bodies. If the applicant is chosen for the galaxy evolution research, this position will provide a great opportunity to work on early-type galaxies with the privileged MUSE data as well as making provision for the upcoming LSST era. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, statistics, computer science, or related fields. We particularly welcome candidates with good programming skills. Those positions are available from September 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. Enquiries can be addressed to Drs. Min-Su Shin (email@example.com), Hong-Kyu Moon (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Yun-Kyeong Sheen (email@example.com).
(2) 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 September 2019 but a beginning date is negotiable. The research budget of 5,000,000 Won (4,500 USD) is guaranteed. Additional travel funds related with the Korea ALMA project will be also given.
Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. A-Ran Lyo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(3) Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere
The Solar and Space Weather Team 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 September 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 Team 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.
Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kwak, Young-Sil (email@example.com)
(4) Lunar and Planetary Science
Lunar science project team in Space Science Division invites applications for a postdoctoral position. This position will be available from July 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.
Lunar science project team is developing a wide-angle Polarimetry Camera for Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter and various science instruments for lunar lander. The Science team is interested in space weathering effects on the surface of airless bodies in our solar system and in their physical processes related to volatiles, solar wind, magnetic field, etc. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking part in the instrument development and related research.
Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Young-Jun Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)