2022 Research Fellow Positions at KIAS

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

2022-1 KIAS Recruitment Announcement for Research Fellow Positions in Computational Sciences

As the first research institute for basic sciences in the nation, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote excellence in the basic science research. Located in Seoul, KIAS provides a unique research environment, where its members as well as visitors can enjoy constant academic stimuli and friendly administrative support.

1. Position Details
- Position: Research Fellow
- School/Center: Comp. Sciences
- No. of openings: 6
- Research Field:
o Cryptography
o Data Sciences, Complex networks, Mathematical biology
o Protein Folding, Global Optimization, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
o Quantum Computation & Information Science
o Theoretical and Computational Material Science
o Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
o Combinatorics, Extremal Graph Theory, Random Structure
* For Korean nationals, up to 1 opening for the alternative military service may be available.

2. Required Qualifications
□ Doctoral degree in relevant research fields.
□ Qualified under “State Public Officials Act” of Korean Government.
(Disqualifying factors are listed in Article 33.)
□ KIAS complies with the 「EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND WORK-FAMILY BALANCE ASSISTANCE ACT」. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
※ For Korean citizens, an opening for the alternative military service may be available. Eligible candidates are asked to check the relevant item when applying via the KIAS recruitment webpage.

3. Terms of Appointment
- Period of Appointment
□ The initial appointment for Research Fellow is for two years with the possibility of a one-time renewal of two or three additional years, depending on the research performance and the needs of the research program at KIAS.
□ The actual period of appointment can be adjusted if the research program requires such adjustments.

-Salary & Benefits
□ The annual salary and other benefits are provided in accordance with KIAS regulations.
- The annual salary starts from 48,500,000 Korean Won, including severance pay and 4 major social insurances.
- An individual research grant(Up to 10,000,000 Korean Won) and a benefit card (2,000,000 Korean Won) will be provided each year.
□ Benefits include the coverage of 4 major social insurances; national pension, health insurance, employment insurance, and industrial accident compensation insurance.

- Location
□ 85 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, South Korea
※ For detailed information, please refer to the KIAS employment information webpage.

4. Review Process
1) Initial screening: Early to mid Jul., 2022 (Subject to change)
□ Suitability of the research topics
□ Excellence in the research performance
□ Potential for the future development
* Less than or equal to twice the number of openings

2) Interview: Mid to late Jul., 2022 (Subject to change)
□ Demonstration of expertise in the relevant research fields
□ Perspectives for the future research direction
□ Presentation skills
* Less than or equal to the number of openings
(Less than or equal to the number of openings for the waitlist.)
※ The interview may be held virtually if necessary.

5. Required Documents
- Curriculum vitae, publication list, research statement, and reference letters from 3 referees
※ Note that referees are required to directly upload their reference letters via the KIAS recruitment webpage. Alternatively, referees can also submit their reference letters via email (comp@kias.re.kr).
※ To avoid the conflict of interest, KIAS professors cannot serve as referees.
※ Applicants are asked to prepare all documents in English, with the exception of reference letters.

6. Application Method and Deadline
a. Application Method: KIAS recruitment webpage Press the ‘Apply’ button below at the bottom of this page.
b. Deadline: Jun. 30, 2022 (23:59, GMT +9)

7. Additional Information
a. The salary and other working conditions of the position will comply with the KIAS personnel regulations and guidelines.
b. The job offer can be withdrawn if the information provided in application materials is found to be false.
c. The review process can be closed without selecting the candidates for the next stage of review if none of the applicants are found to be suitable for the position.
d. Applicants should take full responsibility for any consequence resulting from the false information, omissions and errors in application materials, the omission of required documents, and so forth.
e. Applicants can request the return of application materials within the period of three months after the final announcement of recruitment results under Article 4 of “Enforcement Decree of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act” of Korean Government.
f. Please send any inquiry to .
g. This position cannot be simultaneously held with Sejong Science Fellowship.