Senior Researcher Positions at IBS Center for Geometry and Physics

IBS Center for Geometry and Physics | Pohang, Korea


The IBS Center for Geometry and Physics (IBS-CGP) in Korea invites applications for several senior researcher positions. IBS-CGP is working to bring the world’s leading scientists in mathematics together with young researchers to collaborate on research projects with passion and commitment. To this end, the center recruits based on scientific excellence and creative ideas, rather than pre-determined goals or demonstrated practical outcomes. IBS-CGP provides an open and autonomous research environment. The existing members of IBS-CGP are working in symplectic geometry, geometric topology, dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, number theory, and mathematical aspects of quantum field and string theory. The center is located on the campus of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Pohang, South Korea and is part of the Institute for Basic Science, a government-funded research institute. Successful candidates for senior researcher positions will be new or recent Ph.D.’s with outstanding research potential. These senior researcher appointments are for two or three years, and the salary range is KRW 59,000,000 – 67,000,000. The appointment is one time renewable up to 5 years in total, contingent upon the outstanding performance of the researcher. These are purely research positions and senior researchers will have no teaching duties. IBS-CGP offers annual research travel expenses in addition to basic research equipment and comprehensive benefits including medical and travel insurance and retirement fund. A complete application packet should include: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae including a publication list 3. Research statement 4. At least 3 recommendation letters 5. Consent form for collection and use of personal information (download from CGP apply page) For full consideration, applicants should submit an application and items 1, 2, 3, and 5 on the Apply page of the CGP website ( and have their recommendation letters emailed to by Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Recommendations letters forwarded by an applicant will not be considered. IBS encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. For more information and the Korean notice please visit our website at IBS-CGP Website: Those who apply for this position should submit the certificate of Ph.D and/or proof of Ph.D award before the starting date (at the latest December 16th, 2023). Without the actual certificate of the Ph.D, employment and the visa will not be able to be approved. * IBS-CGP is a designated institute for alternative military service. * For the Korean notice please visit IBS-CGP Website.

Last updated: 15 September 2022

Apply by 29 November 2022

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