The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences, develop astronomical instruments, and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. For further details, please visit www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.
The KASI has recently 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, radiative transfer, N-body, 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, etc.).
We are currently looking for a creative and outstanding researcher for Junior Research Leader (JRL) position in the field of computational astrophysics. The position was created to model after the Junior Research Group (JRG) Leader position of MPG (Max Planck Society) in Germany. Outstanding candidates in all fields of computational astrophysics are encouraged to apply for the position.
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 competitive, above the post-doctoral level, 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 available through applications to the KASI research programs as well as to the programs of the NRF (National Research Foundation) of Korea. The successful candidate will carry out original research of his/her interests. For further inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Dongsu Ryu, Director of Center for Theoretical Astronomy).
Interested persons should send the followings to email@example.com: 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 July 31, 2016 will be given due consideration, but will also continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The expected stating date is October 1, 2016, which is negotiable.