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Now Recruiting Post-Doc. 2019A Postdoctoral Positions in KASI

October 30, 2018
  • Demarcation code
    Post-Doc.
  • Organized by department
  • Manager
  • Notice period
    October 29, 2018 ~ December 14, 2018 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period
    February 08, 2019 ~ February 15, 2019
  • Postdoctoral Training
    Yes

  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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