Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea


BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division has about two openings for research professors or postdoctoral fellows.

The annual salary starts from 45,600,000 Korean Won (approximately US$34,500 at the current exchange rate) for postdoctoral fellows and 54,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$41,000) for research professors. The initial appointment for the position is for one year with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement and funding availability. The minimum qualification is PhD degree completion for postdoctoral fellows and one year of postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience for research professors.

The application deadline is 2 December 2022 for positions beginning as early as 1 February 2023 but no later than 1 April 2023. Applications must include a CV, and a list of publications. Applicants should also arrange one recommendation letter (two for the research professor position) to be e-mailed to the address given below. Only e-mail applications are acceptable and be sure to state clearly in your application whether your application is for a postdoctoral or research professor position. All application documents (PDF format preferred) should be e-mailed to

Ms. Mu-Myeong Lee
BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division & Department of Physics
mmlee@postech.ac.kr

Those interested are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members of the BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division with common research interest since selected candidates are expected to maintain a strong collaboration with the faculty members. The prospect of the strong collaboration is an important factor in the selection process. Contact information of the faculty members can be found at the POSTECH Physics Department web site (http://ph.postech.ac.kr/) or at BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division Faculty member site (http://ph.postech.ac.kr/research/bk21.php ).


HANYANG UNIVERSITY

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics in Hanyang University, Seoul Korea, opens a tenure track faculty position in Field theory and its applications. The area of search is open to various fields including string theory and gravity as well as condensed matter theory. The position is a tenure-track appointment and starts March 1st, 2023.

The deadline for application is September 4th, 2022.

Inquiries or application materials should be sent to the search committee chair by email: Sang-Jin Sin (sangjin.sin@gmail.com).


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2022-2


KOREA GROUP OF CMS

Research Positions

We invite applications to five postdoctoral research positions for the Korea-CMS group. The Korean group participating in the CMS experiment at CERN consists of 120 members from 10 institutions. We participate in the upgrade, maintenance, and operation of the Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) muon and Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector system, detector upgrade, and a variety of physics analyses.

Recently. we have been also participating in the MIP Timing Detector (MTD) project for CMS Phase-2 Upgrade.

Below, we list several hiring institutions and their related physics analyses and detector R&D tasks. At this time, each institution will hire one postdoc while KNU will hire two postdocs.

  1. Sejong University – (Prof. Hyunsoo Kim)
    The high energy physics (HEP) group at Sejong University has two faculties. The successful candidate will be working with Prof. Hyunsoo Kim (hyunsookim@sejong.ac.kr) and is expected to lead physics analysis efforts. The main research area of interest is Top quark physics.

    Main location: Sejong University, Seoul Contact: Hyunsoo Kim (hyunsookim@sejong.ac.kr)

  2. Kyungpook National University, KNU – (Prof. Chang-Seong Moon)
    The HEP group at Kyungpook National University (KNU) has four faculties in CMS. The two successful candidates are expected to play a major role in physics data analysis and detector R&D with Prof. Chang-Seong Moon (csmoon@cern.ch). The Moon group has involvement in several detector R&D projects including the Endcap Timing Layer (ETL) of CMS MIP Timing Detector (MTD) upgrade and the development of AI-based Level-1 trigger algorithms for HL-LHC as well as silicon sensor R&D for future HEP experiment and industry applications. The physics program in the KNU group focuses on searches for new physics including Dark Matter, Long-lived particles, and Z' bosons as well as the measurement of Bose-Einstein Correlations in the heavy-ion collision. In addition, the group plays a leading role in benchmark studies on the Deep Learning approach for new physics search using GPUs and HPC based on multi-node CPU architectures (Xeon Phi nodes) on the Nurion supercomputer at Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI).

    Main location: Kyungpook National University, Daegu or CERN, Switzerland or Fermilab, US

    Contact: Chang-Seong Moon (csmoon@cern.ch)

  3. Kyung Hee University – (Prof. Junghwan Goh)
    The HEP group at Kyung Hee University (KHU) opens a Postdoc position to be based in Korea. The successful candidate is expected to work on the RPC detector maintenance and related software developments, Top quark physics. In addition, there can be opportunities to work on ML-applications with HPC resources.

    Main location: Kyung Hee University, Seoul

    Contact: Junghwan Goh (jhgoh@cern.ch)

  4. Chonnam National University, CNU – (Prof. Dong Ho Moon)
    The high energy heavy ion physics group at Chonnam National University (CNU) is looking for a post-doc candidate to stay at CERN. The successful candidate will be working with Prof. Dong Ho Moon (dmoon@cern.ch) and is expected to lead physics analysis efforts. The main research areas of interest are the physics of quarkonia and EM probes in heavy ion collisions. The detailed physics topics will be determined later after discussion. The candidate should join in Run 3 preparation and take some central shifts.

    Main location: CERN, Switzerland

    Contact: Dong Ho Moon (dmoon@cern.ch)

We are looking for candidates who can take on a leading role in the ongoing activities, and physics analyses. Strong technical knowledge in software and analyses with demonstrated problem-solving skills are desirable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in experimental particle physics. The salary range is starting from 30M to 50M Korean won per year depending on their experience and performance based on the case to stay in Korea. But for the case to stay at CERN, the extra travel money will be supported considering the prices of Switzerland. The position is for two years with a possible extension of another two years upon mutual agreement.

Candidates should send a CV, a list of publications, and the contact information of two or more references to each preferred institution leader in the ranked list.

We ask the candidates not to have the reference letters sent to us. We will ask for reference letters once we have narrowed the list of possible candidates.

The deadline for application is the 15th of July. Please send an email to Dong Ho Moon (dmoon@cern.ch) if you have questions about the process.