Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group
The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) opens a few positions for Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) in theoretical physics and related fields. The APCTP (https://www.apctp.org) is an international center founded in 1996 with the first president, Professor C. N. Yang. We are pursuing the world-leading-level of research in theoretical physics and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.
aim of these positions is to strengthen the research capacity of the Center by
forming new JRGs. The Center has 17 member countries and plays a research
network center of the Asia Pacific region in the field of theoretical physics
through various academic activities. We encourage applications in the area of
theoretical physics including, but not limited to, condensed matter physics,
astrophysics, particle phenomenology, string theory, nuclear/hadron physics,
and statistical/bio physics. Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the
following link(https://www.apctp.org/sub02/index44.php?mcode=44). Each JRG leader will be based in Pohang, Korea
where the APCTP headquarters is located, and build his/her own group as an
in-house researcher with utter academic independence guaranteed. Leaders are
also expected to promote and take advantage of our collaborative network with
our partner institutions in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
The position is initially offered for three years, renewable up to two additional years depending on the research performance and the availability of resources for the program. An annual gross salary, including severance pay, will start from KRW 65,000,000 and above depending on research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, a rent-free housing, a limited amount of relocation cost, and research grant of KRW 80,000,000 per year will be provided. The grant can be used for hiring postdoctoral fellows and students, as well as for covering research activities. The starting date is expected to be October 1, 2020, but earlier or later starting date can be negotiable. The JRG leader will also be appointed as an affiliated Faculty of the POSTECH Physics Department.
1. Submission deadline: ~Feb.
2. Review by the Selection Committee
3. Invitation to attend an on-site
interview: in March (tbc)
•Interview and presentation
and presentation: in April (tbc)
review by the Selection Committee
of the final JRG leaders: in April (tbc)
You Send us the application form which can be downloaded at the APCTP website (https://www.apctp.org/myboard/read.php?id=28&Board=job) via email by February 29, 2020 (UTC +09:00). The following items should come along with the application form:
1. a curriculum vitae;
2. a short description of research
accomplishments with a publication list;
3. a statement of proposed work;
4. two letters of recommendation
(reference letter), arranged to be sent directly from your referees by the
document submitted for items 1 to 4 above must be in English, and the first 3
should be combined in a single PDF file, unsigned and not encrypted.
Officer (Junior Research Group)
Center for Theoretical Physics