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Post-Doc. 2018 KASI Postdoctoral Openings
November 09, 2017
  • 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 : 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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Post-Doc. KASI Post-Doc. Positions
October 26, 2016
  • Notice period : October 26, 2016 ~ December 16, 2016 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : February 16, 2017 ~ February 28, 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. The candidate will have full access to all the resources and facilities of KASI. KASI’s resources and facilities include the Gemini and the MMT through K-GMT Science Program (~15 nights per semester), 1.8-m Bohyunsan optical telescope, 1.0-m Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, IGRINS, KVN, KaVA, TRAO 14-m telescope, ALMA through East Asia Region, and the JCMT through East Asia Observatory. □ The Areas of Recruitment  1. Cosmology  2. Star-forming Regions or Evolved Stars in Our Galaxy  3. AGN4. Solar Corona  5. Observational Studies of Asteroids  6. KMTNet Science on Variable Stars and Exoplanets  7. Extragalactic Observational Astronomy  8. Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium  9. Space Situational Awareness  10. Infrared Astronomy with IGRINS ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. □ Required Documents   - 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 ted by 2016-12-16 (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. Cosmology The cosmology group at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (hereafter CosKASI, http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html), Daejeon, Korea invite applications for up to 3 postdoctoral fellow positions in observational/theoretical cosmology. Those positions are available from September 2017. CosKASI includes Prof. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, 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. In order to receive full consideration, applicants should a single file including their CV, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests to https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening no later than December 16 of 2016. Those who have strong backgrounds in astrophysics, observational cosmology and theoretical cosmology are encouraged to apply. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Song, Yong-Seon ysong@kasi.re.kr 2. Star-forming Regions or Evolved Stars in Our Galaxy The 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 March 1 in 2017, but it is negotiable. The successful applicant is expected to actively collaborate with the KASI star formation and evolution group members, who are currently leading several large projects using TRAO 14m, JCMT, and KVN/KaVA (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr), ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Kim, Kee-Tae ktkim@kasi.re.kr 3. AGN Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on AGN researches. The successful candidate is invited to collaborate on the on-going researches of the group (http://agn.kasi.re.kr) and is also encouraged to pursue independent research. The candidate is expected to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr) and KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr) for her/his own research and for the collaboration. The preferred start is 1st of June 2017, but it is negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to Sohn, Bong Won bwsohn@kasi.re.kr 4. Solar Corona The solar and space weather group at the KASI invites applications for a postdoctoral positions in corona, solar wind, and CME research using solar coronagraph. The group is actively working to develop a solar coronagraph on International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. 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. The position is available from March 1, 2017 however the starting date of appointment is negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Cho, Kyung-Suk kscho@kasi.re.kr 5. Observational Studies of Asteroids KASI invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational studies of asteroids starting from April 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. The position is expected to spend more than 50% of his/her time to support semi-automated data analysis using Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) archive, jointly with Planetary Science Group members. We are particularly interested in candidate who has expertise in visible and near-infrared observation, data analysis and modeling of asteroids. The postdoc will have full access to all 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. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Moon, Hong Kyu fullmoon@kasi.re.kr 6. KMTNet Science on Variable Stars and Exoplanets The KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position working on variable stars and exoplanets using the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet). The KMTNet system has been performing 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. For the position, we are interested in applicants familiar with big data processing produced by the KMTNet. The preferred beginning date is March 2017, but it is negotiable. The period will be two years with a possible one year extension upon successful performance. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Lee, Byeong-Cheol bclee@kasi.re.kr 7. Extragalactic Observational Astronomy The Galaxy Evolution Group at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral researcher position in the extragalactic observational astronomy team. The group consists of 12 permanent research staffs, 10 postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of galaxies and cosmology including supernovae, dwarf and massive elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, co-evolution of galaxies and BHs, high-redshift Ly-alpha emitters and blobs, and cosmological galaxy formation simulations. We are particularly interested in a young and creative researcher to work on either (1) detailed stellar populations of nearby massive galaxies using photometric and spectroscopic data or (2) co-evolution of galaxy clusters and their member galaxies. Preference will be given to candidates with interests overlapping our group's current research interests. The candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in related areas, and at least 50% of the time will be reserved for his/her own research programs. The position is available as early as March 2017, and will be filled by September 2017. The position is initially for two years, with the possibility of a third year depending on the research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. The starting date of the appointments are negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jeong, Hyunjin hyunjin@kasi.re.kr or Dr. Ko, Jongwan jwko@kasi.re.kr. 8. Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium The Galaxy Research Group at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral researcher position in the ISM and IGM team. The group consists of 12 permanent research staffs, 10 postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of galaxies and cosmology including supernovae, dwarf and massive elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, co-evolution of galaxies and BHs, high-redshift Ly-alpha emitters and blobs, and cosmological galaxy formation simulations. For the current position, we are particularly interested in a young and enthusiastic researcher to work on either (1) Ly-alpha and dust radiative transfer modeling, (2) photo-ionization modeling, (3) observational studies on the interstellar or circum-galactic medium of nearby galaxies, (4) high redshift Ly-alpha emitters and nebulae. Preference will be given to candidates with interests overlapping our group's current research interests. The candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in related areas, and at least 50% of the time will be reserved for his/her own research programs. The position is available as early as March 2017, and will be filled by September 2017. The position is initially for two years, with the possibility of a third year depending on the research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. The starting date of the appointments are negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yang, Yujin yyang@kasi.re.kr or Dr. Seon, Kwang-il kiseon@kasi.re.kr. 9. Space Situational Awareness Center for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) at KASI has built the OWL-NET (Optical Wide-field Patrol Network) since 2010. 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 OWL-NET. The Center for SSA invites applications for one postdoctoral position researcher specifically for the OWL-NET. Applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent in Astronomy or a related field at Space Science. The start date of the position is March 1, 2017 but negotiable. Ideal candidates should have excellent skills in CCD astronomy and comparable experiences in Celestial Mechanics. Specific training and experience in any of the areas of CCD photometry, image processing, pipe-line design, automatic observation, astrometry, satellite orbit and meteorites would all be assets. The postdoctoral fellows will work with one or more of the researchers in the Center of SSA. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Yim, Hong-Suh yimhs@kasi.re.kr 10. Infrared Astronomy with IGRINS K-GMT Science Group at KASI invites the application for one postdoctoral researcher to operate and to do research using IGRINS (Immersion Grating Infrared Spectrometer). IGRINS is an instrument jointly developed and built by KASI and the University of Texas at Austin, that delivers continuous spectral coverage from 1.4 to 2.5 μm at a resolving power of 45,000. IGRINS is currently being operated at McDonald Observatory in Texas and Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) in Arizona, US. The successful candidate will be mostly based at the University of Texas, Austin and will visit the observatory where IGRINS is installed to attend the observing runs whenever Korean observing programs are scheduled (no more than once per month but subject to change). S/he will enjoy ample opportunities to actively collaborate with researchers at UT Austin as well as at KASI through the interactions with many IGRINS users with diverse backgrounds. The candidate is expected to spend about 40% of his/her time for IGRINS observation-related duty, and about 60% to his/her own research. Any experience in high-resolution spectros is preferred but not necessarily required. The candidate should be able to fluently communicate in written and verbal English/Korean and to drive with a valid driver’s license in US. K-GMT Science Group is in charge of science promotion and development for K-GMT Project at KASI, and is composed of six staff scientists and two postdoctoral researchers who value diversity and creativity with passion for science. For more information on K-GMT Science Group, please refer to our group web page: http://kgmt.kasi.re.kr/kgmtscience.The position is for minimum two years and can be extended to the third year depending upon successful performance and available fund. Apart from the regular remuneration, additional financial support (about 30M KRW per year, subject to KASI rules) is provided to cover the relocation and partial living cost in US. The starting date is negotiable but March 1st. 2017 is desired. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to : Hwang, Narae kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr
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  • Notice period : May 01, 2016 ~ June 30, 2016 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : August 22, 2016 ~ August 26, 2016
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : AIN CHO, 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. The candidate will have full access to all the resources and facilities of KASI. KASI’s resources and facilities include the Gemini and the MMT through K-GMT Science Program (~15 nights per semester), 1.8-m Bohyunsan optical telescope, 1.0-m Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, IGRINS, KVN, KaVA, TRAO 14-m telescope, ALMA through East Asia Region, and the JCMT through East Asia Observatory. ○ The Areas of Recruitment  1. Lunar and Planetary Science  2. Evolved Stars or Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)  3. KMTNet surveys of supernovae, variables and galaxies  4. KMTNet Microlensing Science  5. Optical Telescope and Instrumentation 6. Computational Astrophysics ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. ○ 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 sent by 2016-06-30 (17:00 KST). A photo of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.  ○ The following is for allThe successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (ing 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. The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. (1) Lunar and Planetary Science  The planetary science group at the KASI invites successful applications for a postdoctoral position in planetary science to work with Dr. Young-Jun Choi. The group is actively participating in Korean lunar exploration program to develop onboard instruments such as imaging camera and infrared spectrometer, and to analyze either existing archive or simulated dataset. For this position we call for enthusiastic and creative scientists to work on lunar and planetary science. The position is available from September 1, 2016 however the ing date of appointment is negotiable. The position is opened for two years, with the possibility of extending to third year, depending on his/her research performance and mutual agreement.  ※ Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Young-Jun Choi (yjchoi@kasi.re.kr) (2) Evolved Stars or Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)  The KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position in radio astronomy to work on evolved stars in our Galaxy or AGNs using the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr) and KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr). The preferred beginning date is September 2016, but it is negotiable. The period will be two years with a possible one year extension upon successful performance. The successful applicant is expected to spend up to 30% of his/her time to support the operations of KVN and KaVA.  ※ Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Kee-Tae Kim (ktkim@kasi.re.kr) (3) KMTNet surveys of supernovae, variables and galaxies   KASI invites applications for a postdoctoral position for the researches utilizing KMTNet survey data on supernovae, variable objects, galaxies, and AGN. KMTNet (Korea Microlensing Telescope Network) is three identical 1.6m telescope systems with 2 deg X 2 deg FOV CCDs in CTIO, SAAO, and SSO, which ensures 24-hour coverage of the southern hemisphere. KMTNet ed official observations in 2015 October and we secured 17% time of all three telescopes for five years for our KMTNet Supernova Project (PI=Professor Dae-Sik Moon, University of Toronto). We are routinely observing external galaxies mainly for investigating supernovae and transient objects and we are accumulating huge amount of data on galaxies which make it possible to do researches on various objects like supernovae, variable stars/objects, galaxies, AGN, etc. For example, by repeated observations, we obtain very deep exposures with multiple filters for certain galaxies.   The ing date for the successful candidate is 1st of September 2016, which is negotiable. The positions are initially for two years, with the possibility of a third year depending on the research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. The position is expected to spend about 50% of time for the project, while the other half can be used for his/her own research.  ※ Enquiries may be addressed to:  Dr. Sang Chul Kim (sckim@kasi.re.kr). (4) KMTNet Microlensing Science    The KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position for working on microlensing using the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet), which has initiated 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. For the position, we are interested in applicants familiar with data processing and analysis of microlensing events. The preferred beginning date is September 2016, but it is negotiable. The period will be two years with a possible one year extension upon successful performance.   ※ Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Sun-Ju Chung (sjchung@kasi.re.kr)   (5) Optical Telescope and Instrumentation    The Optical Astronomical Technology Group at the KASI invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the area of optical telescope and instrumentation to work for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) relevant design studies, engineering, and/or testing. The positions are available as early as September 2016 and the ing date is negotiable. The period will be two (2) years with the possibility of a third year extension depending on research performance and funding situation.     KASI is one of the major partners in the GMT consortium and the Optical Astronomical Technology Group is involved in various projects to develop the GMT telescope and its first generation instruments such as the GMT Fast-steering Secondary Mirror (FSM), the G-CLEF spectrograph, and the GMTNIRS spectrograph. The group is collaborating with NOAO, SAO, the Carnegie observatories, and UT Austin for those projects. The mission of the group also includes development of technology for the telescopes and instruments of the local KASI observatories.      For one of the positions, we are particularly interested in applicants to work on the design and engineering of optomechanical and/or control systems for the GMT FSM and/or the GMT instruments.     For the other position, we are interested in applicants to work on optical metrology such as the CGH testing to examine the optical components of the GMT FSM and the GMT instruments including the 1-m aspherical off-axis mirror of the FSM.  ※ Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Sungho Lee (leesh@kasi.re.kr) (6) Computational Astrophysics    As of January 2016, KASI has launched Computational Astrophysics Program with a plan to establish Computational Astrophysics Group under the Center for Theoretical Astronomy. The scientific scopes of the group include studies of computation-intensive problems (gas dynamics, MHD, PIC, radiation transfer, N-body, data processing, and etc.) for various astrophysical objects, ranging from planets, stars, and galaxies, to cosmology, as well as set-ups of common computational tools (various codes, visualization, computing/data center, etc.).    Outstanding candidates in all fields of computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply for the position. The position is offered for two years, with a possibility of extending to third year. Research funds for travel and etc will be provided. The successful candidate is expected to spend a half of his/her time for researches with members of Computational Astrophysics Group and the other half for independent researches of his/her interests. In addition, he/she will help institute Computational Astrophysics Group.    The expected ing date is September 1, 2016, but negotiable. Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or a related field at the time of appointment. For further inquiries, contact ryu@kasi.re.kr (DongsuRyu, Director of Center for Theoretical Astronomy).