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  • Notice period : November 13, 2020 ~ January 16, 2021 (End Time 15:00)
  • Announcement period : February 26, 2021 ~ February 26, 2021
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : , 042-869-5809, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
 The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute(KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists. ○ The Areas of Recruitment: A Detailed job description for each area is attached separately.   - P1:Optical Imaging Observations and Observational Studies(1 position)    - P2.: Optical Spectroscopic Observations and Data Analysis(1 position)   - P3: Supernovae/External Galaxies using Time-Series Optical Data(1 position)   - P4: Star formation and Evolved stars(2 position)   - P5: AGN study(1 position)   - P6: Research with TRAO(1 position)   - P7: VLBI Data Analysist(1 position)   - P8: Millimeter/submillimeter wave instrumentation(1 position)   - P9: Infrared/Optical Astronomy(1 position)   - P10: Solar Corona Science(1 position)   - P11: Planetary science(1 position)   - P12: Earth's ionosphere/upper atmosphere observation and research(1 position)   - P13: Cosmology(1 position)   - P14: Cosmology and Astrophysics(1 position)   - P15: Theoretical Astrophysics(2 position)   - P16: Relativistic Numerical Simulation(1 position)   - P17: Development of Gravitational Wave Detector Technology(1 position)    ※ New hires may be appointed as postdocs only if their starting date is within 5 years of receiving their PhD(including those who are going to obtain their PhD before or no later than the appointment date).   ※ The appointment date is negotiable with an agreement of the corresponding PI, but it should be within 2021.    ※ Those currently employed as post-doctoral researchers at KASI are not eligible for application.    ※ One application out of the 17 areas will be accepted. ○ Applicants should apply online at https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening.    (by January 16th 2021, 3:00p.m. KST) ○ Candidates must upload   1) A curriculum vitae   2) Research achievement and plan     3) 5-year Publication and project list ○ Schedule for the Selection Process   1) Document review: Jan. 20th 2021 to Jan. 26th 2021   2) Presentation & Interview: Feb. 8th 2021 to Feb. 19th 2021    ※ The result of each selection process will be informed to the applicants through e-mail. ○ Presentation about the Research   1) About the past research achievements and future research plan (PPT 10~15 pages)   2) Duration: 30 minutes including 10 minutes of presentation, 15 minutes of Q&A      (This will be adjusted by the number of successful applicants.)   3) For foreigners abroad, the presentation and interview will be conducted via Skype. ○ A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.   ○ The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration(starting from around 43,200,000 KRW(around $38,900(pretax)) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI(economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed(dorm fees: 150,000/90,000KRW). The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. ○ To proceed with a fair recruitment process, the personally identifiable information which is unrelated to one’s work such as name (first name and surname), picture, names of educational institutions, gender, sexual orientation, address, family or relatives cannot be mentioned in the CV, Research plan, or other necessary documents.  ○ The applicant is responsible for the disadvantage caused by Error/Mistake, omission and being impossible to contact.   ○ Depending on the results of CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK of applicants from their own countries, the ineligible applicant’s employment will be nullified. ○ If a false information is found in the submitted documents, your employment will be canceled. ○ The position and salary of the successful applicants is evaluated by the internal rules of KASI.
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  • Notice period : May 26, 2020 ~ June 26, 2020 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : August 19, 2020 ~ August 19, 2020
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : Youngin Joh, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
  The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ○ The Areas of Recruitment   - P1: Galaxy clusters: optical surveys, data analysis, and science  (1 Position)   - P2: Millimeter wave receiver system development.(1 Position)   - P3: GNSS / Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere(1 Position)   - P4: Space Situational Awareness(1 Position)   - P5: Astronomical research using survey data (e.g., SDSS4)(1 Position)   - P6: IGRINS Postdoctoral position at Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT)(1 Position)   - P7: Astronomical Instrumentation – Development of OIR Spectrograph(1 Position)   - P8: Development of Gravitational Wave (GW) Detector Technology(1 Position)   - P9: Co-phasing technology development for Segmented mirrors(1 Position) ※ New hires may be appointed as postdocs only if their start date is within 5 years of receiving their PhD.   ※ Those currently employed as post-doctoral researchers at KASI are not eligible for application.  ※ One application out of the 9 areas will be accepted.   ○ Applicants should apply online at https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening     (by 2020.6.26.(Fri) PM5:00 KST) ○ Candidates must upload    1) A curriculum vitae,    2) Research achievement and plan     3) 5-year Publication and project list ○ Schedule for the Selection Process   1) Document review: 2020.7.6.(Mon) ~ 2020.7.9.(Thu)   2) Presentation & Interview: 2020.7.27(Mon) ~ 2020.7.31(Fri)  ※ The result of each selection process will be informed to the applicants through e-mail. ○ Presentation about the Research   1) About the past research achievements and future research plan (PPT 10~15 pages)   2) Duration: 30 minutes including 20 minutes of presentation, 10 minutes of Q&A      (This will be adjusted by the number of successful applicants.)   3) For foreigners abroad, the presentation and interview will be conducted via Skype. ○ A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.   ○ The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 44,400,000 KRW(about 39,400 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed. (dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. ○ To proceed with a fair recruitment process, the personally identifiable information which is unrelated to one’s work such as name (first name and surname), picture, names of educational institutions, gender, sexual orientation, address, family or relatives cannot be mentioned in the CV, Research plan, or other necessary documents.  ○ The applicant is responsible for the disadvantage caused by Error/Mistake, omission and being impossible to contact.   ○ Depending on the results of CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK of applicants from their own countries, the ineligible applicant’s employment will be nullified. ○ If a false information is found in the submitted documents, your employment will be canceled. ○ The position and salary of the successful applicants is evaluated by the internal rules of KASI. ▶ P1: Galaxy clusters: optical surveys, data analysis, and science  The galaxy evolution research group in KASI invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational studies focusing on galaxy clusters.  This position is available from September 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year.  The galaxy evolution research group in KASI is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters, large-scale structures at nearby and distant universe (http://galev.kasi.re.kr). Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jongwan Ko (jwko@kasi.re.kr). ▶ P2: Millimeter wave receiver system development Radio engineering research and development group Radio astronomy division This positions are available from September 1, 2020.  An additional research fund of 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-7,000) will be provided each year. Radio Engineering R&D Group has been working enthusiastically towards state-of-the-art millimeter/sub-millimeter wave receivers and  those active/passive components for radio astronomy since 1986.    A representative example is the receivers developed for KVN (Korea VLBI Networks : https://kvn.kasi.re.kr) that provide observations from 18 to 142 GHz. Research topics of the group include wide-IF SIS mixers, feed horn antennas, orthomode transducers and phase shifters working at mm/sub-mm frequency range.     Moreover, the group has a remarkable ability to conduct the quasi-optical circuit design which can make simultaneous observation for several frequency bands. The successful candidate will contribute to development of millimeter wave receivers and relevant components. It will provide the candidate a great opportunity to take part in the design and development of quasi-optical circuit design for compact multiple bands receiver system. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Seog-Tae Han (sthan@kasi.re.kr)  ▶ P3: GNSS / Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere The Space Science Division at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of ionospheric research using GNSS data. This position will participate in developing a near real-time ionospheric monitoring system using GNSS data and work on the validation and application of ionospheric products retrieved from the system.  The anticipated appointment start date is September 1, 2020., but it is negotiable. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension for another one year depending on performance reviews and funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the institute pay scale. An additional fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year and the amount of fund varies with the project budget. The Space Science Division is actively conducting research in the heliophysics, planetary science, Earth science and space exploration. The division also implements space programs for space science and astronomy in collaboration with universities and other research institutes For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Wookyoung Lee (wklee@kasi.re.kr)  ▶ P4: Space Situational Awareness The Center for Space Situational Awareness(CSSA) invites applications for 1 postdoctoral fellow position in research using SSA data This positions are available from September 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 8,000,000 - 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$7,000-9,000) will be provided each year. The Center for Space Situational Awareness (CSSA) at KASI has operated the OWL-Net (Optical Wide-field Patrol Network) since 2017. The OWL-Net consists of 5 robotic observatories at 5 countries over the world and each has a 0.5m optical telescope and a 4K camera with about 1.2 degree FOV. OWL-Net is used as a major asset to Korea. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Hong-Suh Yim (yimhs@kasi.re.kr)  ▶ P5_Astronomical research using survey data (e.g., SDSS4) Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) invites the application to Postdoctoral researcher position. This position is primarily for a researcher who can pursue his/her own research using the large survey data such as SDSS4. CfLAT serves as an Associate Institutional Member of SDSS4 and the successful candidate will have access rights to SDSS4 data even before public release. He/She is also supposed to participate in activities supporting the operation of CfLAT within 20% of his/her time. The supporting activities may include (but not limited to) followings, and details can be negotiated upon assignment to the position.  - Develop science cases for GMT  - Plan/Develop science cases for next-generation survey projects  - Any activities related to the operation of CfLAT This position is available from September 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable A research fund of about 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) per year will be available. CfLAT is an official interface between KASI and Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Organization, where KASI is a founding member of GMT project. CfLAT composed of ~20 members including staff scientists and postdoctoral researchers with a wide research area spanning from observational astronomy to instrument development. We value diversity and creativity with passion for science. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Ho Seong Hwang (hhwang@kasi.re.kr) ▶ P6: IGRINS Postdoctoral position at Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) at KASI invites the application to IGRINS Postdoctoral position. IGRINS is a cross-dispersed near-IR spectrograph with a resolving power R=λ/Δλ = 45,000. This position is primarily for a researcher who can pursue his/her own research using the IGRINS data, in the field of Star Formation, Exoplanets, Stellar Astrophysics or the Interstellar Medium. The successful candidate is supposed to participate in activities supporting the operation (including user support) of IGRINS within 30% of his/her time This position is available from September 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable A research fund of about 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) per year will be available. CfLAT is an official interface between KASI and Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Organization, where KASI is a founding member of GMT project. CfLAT composed of ~20 members including staff scientists and postdoctoral researchers with a wide research area spanning from observational astronomy to instrument development. We value diversity and creativity with passion for science. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jae-Joon Lee (leejjoon@kasi.re.kr) ▶ P7: Astronomical Instrumentation – Development of OIR Spectrograph Center for Large Telescopes, KASI September 1, 2020 (Exact date negotiable) An additional research fund of about 10,000 USD will be provided each year. The KASI Center for Large Telescope is responsible for the development and maintenance of various ground-based optical and infrared observation facilities owned by KASI. Recently, the group is actively participating in international cooperation to develop the state-of-the-art astronomical instruments, including IGRINS, G-CLEF, and GMTNIRS. A successful candidate is expected to work with the spectrometer development team in the field of mechanics, electronics, software, and/or systems engineering. Dr. Young Sam Yu (ysyu@kasi.re.kr) Instrument Scientist ▶ P8: Development of Gravitational Wave (GW) Detector Technology The GW technology research team in the Technology Center for Astronomy and Space Science invites applications for a postdoctoral position in optical system control technology. This positions are available from November 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-7,000) will be provided each year. The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) has recently initiated a research program for gravitational wave (GW) detector technology, focused on laser and optical technologies to reduce the quantum noise in GW detectors. KASI is also preparing for collaborations with advanced or next generation GW detectors such as KAGRA, Virgo and ET. Applications are welcome from researchers whose interests are located in the field of control electronics for optical systems. A successful candidate is expected to work with the GW technology research team at KASI and its international collaborators to improve GW detector performances by instrumenting laser and optical systems based on quantum squeezing or quantum entanglement technologies.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sungho Lee (leesh@kasi.re.kr) ▶ P9: Co-phasing technology development for Segmented mirrors Technology Center for Astronomy and Space Science This positions are available from September 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable.  An additional research fund of 4,000,000~8,000,000 Korean Won (3,000~7,000 USD) will be provided each year.  The Technology Center for Astronomy and Space Science in KASI is responsible for the development of various ground and space-based optical, infrared observation systems owned by KASI. Recently, the center is actively participating in Creative-fusion technology development program promoted by National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) including Segmented mirror, Adaptive Optics, and Spectroscopy technologies. A successful candidate is expected to work with the Segmented mirror development for the telescope optics and systems engineering. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jeong-Yeol Han (jhan@kasi.re.kr)
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  • Notice period : December 19, 2019 ~ January 17, 2020 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : March 30, 2020 ~ March 31, 2020
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Youngin Joh, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
   The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ The Areas of Recruitment  - P1: Galaxy clusters (simulations, multi-wavelength data, survey telescopes) (2 Position)  - P2: Research on the KMTNet optical survey data.(1 Position)  - P3: MUSE Studies of Galaxies in Galaxy Clusters(1 Position)  - P4: Radio astronomy(2 Position)  - P5: Astronomy and Astrophysics using Korean VLBI Network (KVN)(1 Position)  - P6: SPHEREx Instrumentation or Science(2 Position)  - P7: Solar corona science(1 Position)  - P8: GNSS / Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere(1 Position)  - P9: Theoretical cosmology (early universe, large-scale structure, large-scale optical spectroscopic/radio continuum survey analysis)(4 Position)  - P10: Development of Gravitational Wave Detector Technology(2 Position)  - P11: Co-phasing technology development for Segmented mirrors(1 Position)  - P12: IGRINS Postdoctoral position at Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT)(1 Position)  ※ New hires may be appointed as postdocs only if their start date is within 5 years of receiving their PhD.  ㅇ Applicants should apply online at https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening (by 2020.1.17.(Fri) PM5:00 KST) ㅇ Candidates must upload    1) A curriculum vitae,    2) Research achievement and plan     3) 5-year Publication and project list ㅇ Schedule for the Selection Process   1) About the past research achievements and future research plan (PPT 10~15 pages)   2) Duration: 30 minutes including 20 minutes of presentation, 10 minutes of Q&A       (This will be adjusted by the number of successful applicants.)   3) For foreigners abroad, the presentation and interview will be conducted via Skype. ㅇ A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.   ㅇ The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 44,400,000 KRW(about 39,400 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed. (dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. ㅇ To proceed with a fair recruitment process, the personally identifiable information which is unrelated to one’s work such as name (first name and surname), picture, names of educational institutions, gender, sexual orientation, address, family or relatives cannot be mentioned in the CV, Research plan, or other necessary documents.  ㅇ The applicant is responsible for the disadvantage caused by Error/Mistake, omission and being impossible to contact.  ㅇ Depending on the results of CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK of applicants from their own countries, the ineligible applicant’s employment will be nullified. ㅇ If a false information is found in the submitted documents, your employment will be canceled. ㅇ The position and salary of the successful applicants is evaluated by the internal rules of KASI. ▶ P1: Galaxy clusters (simulations, multi-wavelength data, survey telescopes)  The galaxy evolution research group in KASI invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in theoretical/observational studies focusing on galaxy clusters.  These positions are available from April 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year.  The galaxy evolution research group in KASI is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters, large-scale structures at nearby and distant universe (http://galev.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jihye Shin (jhshin@kasi.re.kr) and Dr. Jongwan Ko (jwko@kasi.re.kr) ▶ P2: Research on the KMTNet optical survey data. The big data astronomy project invites applications for postdoctoral fellows in the analysis of the KMTNet survey data. This position is available from April 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-7,000) will be provided each year. The big data astronomy project in the KASI invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position which focuses on preparation for the LSST era. The successful candidate will be devoted to the KMTNet big data analysis and research in 1) galactic/extragalatic survey sciences and/or following-up work for time domain sciences (with Dr. Jae-Woo Kim), 2) faint dwarf galaxy and star cluster studies (with Dr. Hong-Soo Park), or 3) supernova/variable/transient research (with Dr. Sang-Chul Kim). Applicants should have obtained a PhD in astronomy or astrophysics. We particularly welcome candidates with good programming skills and previous experiences with large optical survey data. In addition to the KMTNet, the KASI members can also access observing facilities such as Gemini, MMT, and KVN through proposing the Korean time. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Min-Su Shin (msshin@kasi.re.kr) for the KASI big data project, Dr. Jae-Woo Kim (kjw0704@kasi.re.kr) for the galactic/extragalactic survey and time-domain follow-up science, Dr. Hong-Soo Park (hspark@kasi.re.kr) for the dwarf galaxy studies, and Dr. Sang-Chul Kim (sckim@kasi.re.kr) for the supernova-related research. ▶ P3: MUSE Studies of Galaxies in Galaxy Clusters The Galaxy Research Group invites applications for a post-doctoral position in extragalactic astronomy. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Yun-Kyeong Sheen on the evolution of galaxies in clusters of galaxies, using VLT/MUSE IFU spectroscopic data. One of the main subjects is a spatially-resolved kinematic study of the elliptical galaxies with post-merger features found in a cluster environment. The selected post-doctoral researcher is also encouraged to expand the subject as a multiband analysis or to develop new science topics using a given data set (e.g., environmental effects on galaxy evolution, theoretical modeling of post-merger galaxies, synthetic stellar population modeling of galaxy spectra etc.). Experience with optical spectroscopy/imaging and multi-wavelength data set is preferred, but is not mandatory. Highly-qualified applicants with a general background in extragalactic science and/or galaxy clusters will be fully considered.  This position is available from April 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000) will be provided each year. The Galaxy Research Group is active in various fields of observational/theoretical extragalactic astronomy, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, and galaxy clusters at the nearby and distant universe (http://galev.kasi.re.kr). Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yun-Kyeong Sheen (yksheen@kasi.re.kr).  ▶ P4: Radio astronomy The star formation and evolution group at KASI invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in radio and infrared astronomy to work on early star-forming processes in our Galaxy and/or evolved stars.  The position is available from September 1, 2020, but the starting date is negotiable. The research budget of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~USD5,000) is guaranteed. Additional travel funds will be also provided if necessary. The star formation and evolution group (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr) is interested in candidates who work on early star forming processes in our Galaxy and/or radio observation and hydrodynamical modeling of evolved stars (AGB stars or planetary nebulae). The successful applicants are expected to carry out his/her own research projects and actively collaborate with the group members, who are currently leading several large (or PI) projects using JCMT, KVN, TRAO 14m, and ALMA. Detailed information of the group members and ongoing projects is available at the group webpage (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr). Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Chang Won Lee (cwl@kasi.re.kr) ▶ P5: Astronomy and Astrophysics using Korean VLBI Network (KVN) We invite applications for one postdoctoral position in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics using the Korean VLBI Network (KVN). Preferentially considered those applications with the research experience and plan for multi-frequency AGN survey and astrometry/geodesy using the KVN. This position will be available from September 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable (but not earlier than September 1, 2020). An additional research fund of 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-7,000) will be provided each year. The KVN science group carries out studies by using the KVN. The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in the multi-frequency AGN survey project and undertaking the related studies such as AGN astrometry/geodesy using the KVN. In addition, the applicant is expected to join the KVN and EAVN (East Asian VLBI Network) research activities.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Taehyun Jung (thjung@kasi.re.kr)  ▶ P6: SPHEREx Instrumentation or Science The KASI SPHEREx Team invites applications for two post-doctoral positions in instrumentation or science projects related the NASA’s SPHEREx mission. The successful applicants are expected to work on any combinations of the following projects: (1) development and operation of the ground test facilities for SPHEREx, (2) preparation for the NASA SPHEREx mission, (3) developing SPHEREx key or legacy science. The three SPHEREx key science cases are cosmology (signatures from inflation), galaxy evolution (extragalactic background light), and the origin of life (biogenic ices). The legacy science cases include any topics that will be enabled by SPHEREx: e.g., AGNs, local/high-redshift galaxies, galaxy clusters, diffuse ISM, and brown dwarfs. The successful applicants will be given opportunities to collaborate with the international SPHEREx Science Team, thus gaining internal access to the data and tools for SPHEREx. It is also strongly encouraged that he/she develops and leads their own projects within these frameworks. Experience with astronomical instrumentation, optical/IR observation, or multi-wavelength data set is preferred. This position is available from April 1, 2020, but the starting date is negotiable (as late as October 2020). This position is initially for two years with a possible extension of one more year, depending upon his/her performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. Additional research fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year. The amount of this fund is negotiable. SPHEREx is a new infrared survey satellite, recently selected by NASA as a medium-class explorer (MIDEX) mission for launch in 2023. KASI is the only international partner of the SPHEREx mission, and the KASI SPHEREx Team will participate in preparation for the mission, operation, data reduction/release, and science beyond 2025. We also support SPHEREx-related activities of the Korean astronomical community. The postdocs will also have full access to all the resources and facilities of KASI: KVN/KaVA, Gemini/MMT through K-GMT Science Program, ALMA through East Asia Region and JCMT through East Asian Observatory. Enquiries may be addressed to Drs. Woong-Seob Jeong (jeongws@kasi.re.kr) or Yujin Yang (yyang@kasi.re.kr). ▶ P7: Solar corona science The space science division invites applications for a postdoctoral position in corona, solar wind, CME research using solar coronagraph This positions are available from September 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. The space science division has the research and development center for science, application, and service related to the Sun and space weather. The division is currently developing a solar coronagraph on International Space Station (ISS) in collaboration with NASA. For the purpose of technical demonstration, stratospheric balloon experiment was performed in 2019. The launch of the ISS coronagraph is arranged by the end of 2022. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking related research using coronagraph.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yeon-Han Kim (yhkim@kasi.re.kr)  ▶ P8: GNSS / Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere The Space Science Division at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of ionospheric research using GNSS data. This position will participate in developing a near real-time ionospheric monitoring system using GNSS data and work on the validation and application of ionospheric products retrieved from the system.  The anticipated appointment start date is April 2020, but it is negotiable. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension for another one year depending on performance reviews and funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the institute pay scale. An additional fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year and the amount of fund varies with the project budget. The Space Science Division is actively conducting research in the heliophysics, planetary science, Earth science and space exploration. The division also implements space programs for space science and astronomy in collaboration with universities and other research institutes For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Wookyoung Lee (wklee@kasi.re.kr)  ▶ P9: Theoretical cosmology (early universe, large-scale structure, large-scale optical spectroscopic/radio continuum survey analysis) The cosmology group at KASI (CosKASI) invites applications for 4  postdoctoral research fellow positions in theoretical cosmology.  The positions are available as soon as possible after April 1, 2020 The beginning date is negotiable. Research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (approx. 8,500 USD) will be provided each year. CosKASI consists of 4 full-time research scientists (Jinn-Ouk Gong, David Parkinson, Arman Shafieloo and Yong-Seon Song), 3 part-time research scientists and a number of postdoctoral research fellows. CosKASI has broad research interests including early universe, large-scale structure and observational cosmology. The detail of CosKASI can be found at the homepage (http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr). For informal enquiries, contact Jinn-Ouk Gong(jgong@kasi.re.kr)  or David Parkinson(davidparkinson@kasi.re.kr). ▶ P10: Development of Gravitational Wave Detector Technology KASI Optical and Infrared Astronomical Technology Group March 1, 2020 (Exact date negotiable) An additional research fund of 6,000,000~8,000,000 Korean Won (5,000~7,000 USD) will be provided each year. The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) has recently initiated a research program for gravitational wave (GW) detector technology, focused on laser and optical technologies to reduce the quantum noise in GW detectors. KASI is also preparing for collaborations with advanced or next generation GW detectors such as KAGRA, Virgo and ET. Applications are welcome from researchers whose interests are located in one or more of the following fields: quantum optics; laser and optical technology; control electronics; GW detector development. A successful candidate is expected to work with the GW technology research team at KASI and its international collaborators to improve GW detector performances by instrumenting laser and optical systems based on  quantum squeezing or quantum entanglement technologies. We are interested in candidates who have communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of colleagues and community members. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sungho Lee (leesh@kasi.re.kr) ▶ P11: Co-phasing technology development for Segmented mirrors Optical and Infrared Astronomical Technology Group This positions are available from April 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable.  An additional research fund of 6,000,000~8,000,000 Korean Won (5,000~7,000 USD) will be provided each year.  The Optical and Infrared Astronomical Technology Group in KASI is responsible for the development and maintenance of various ground-based optical and infrared observation facilities owned by KASI. Recently, the group is actively participating in Creative-fusion technology development program promoted by National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) including Segmented mirror, Adaptive Optics, and Spectroscopy technologies. A successful candidate is expected to work with the Segmented mirror development for the telescope optics and systems engineering. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jeong-Yeol Han (jhan@kasi.re.kr) ▶ P12: IGRINS Postdoctoral position at Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) K-GMT Science Group, Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) invites the application to IGRINS Postdoctoral position. IGRINS is a cross-dispersed near-IR spectrograph with a resolving power R=λ/Δλ = 45,000. This position is primarily for a researcher who can pursuit his/her own researches using the IGRINS data, in the field of Star Formation, Exoplanets, Stellar Astrophysics or the Interstellar Medium. The successful candidate is supposed to participate activities supporting the operation (including user support) of IGRINS within 40% of his/her time. This positions are available from April 1, 2020. The beginning date is negotiable. A research fund of about 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) per year will be available. CfLAT is an official interface between KASI and Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Organization, where KASI is a founding member of GMT project. K-GMT Science Group is in charge of science promotion and development for GMT that CfLAT is engaged in, and is composed of seven staff scientists and two postdoctoral researchers who value diversity and creativity with passion for science. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jae-Joon Lee (leejjoon@kasi.re.kr) 
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  • Notice period : June 20, 2019 ~ July 10, 2019 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : August 09, 2019 ~ August 09, 2019
  • Organized by department :
  • Manager : Youngin Joh, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
   The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ The Areas of Recruitment   1. Big data and machine learning in astronomy   2. ALMA Korean node   3. Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere   4. Lunar and Planetary Science   ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. ㅇ Required Documents    ▶ A curriculum vitae    ▶ Research achievement and plan     ▶ 5-year Publication and project list    ▶ More than two letters of recommendation    * Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr  The Applications should be submitted by 2019-07-10 (17:00 KST) online https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening.  A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.    The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 44,400,000 KRW(about 39,400 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed. (dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. (1) Big data and machine learning in astronomy   The big data astronomy project in KASI invites applications for postdoctoral fellow positions which focus on preparation for the LSST era and development of data analysis softwares, while conducting research on either asteroid or galaxy evolution. The selected postdoc will be devoted to big data analysis and algorithm/software development with Dr. Min-Su Shin for half of his/her time. The appointed postdoctoral fellow will also work with the KASI members in either asteroid (with Dr. Hong-Kyu Moon) or galaxy evolution (with Dr. Yun-Kyeong Sheen) research for another half of his/her time. The asteroid research will include analyzing KMTNet observations of small Solar System bodies. If the applicant is chosen for the galaxy evolution research, this position will provide a great opportunity to work on early-type galaxies with the privileged MUSE data as well as making provision for the upcoming LSST era. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, statistics, computer science, or related fields. We particularly welcome candidates with good programming skills. Those positions are available from September 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year. Enquiries can be addressed to Drs. Min-Su Shin (msshin@kasi.re.kr), Hong-Kyu Moon (fullmoon@kasi.re.kr), or Yun-Kyeong Sheen (yksheen@kasi.re.kr). (2) ALMA Korean node   ALMA Group is the Korean node of the East Asia ALMA Regional Center. The group supports the Korean astronomical community for the preparation of ALMA observations, data reduction and evaluation and help-desk duty. The successful applicant should spend 30% of his/her time, as a member of the node, and other 70% for his/her own research. Although preference will be given to an applicant with radio astronomy background, an excellent applicant with any background will seriously considered. (Korean-ARC node homepage is http://alma.kasi.re.kr). The position will start on September 2019 but a beginning date is negotiable. The research budget of 5,000,000 Won (4,500 USD) is guaranteed. Additional travel funds related with the Korea ALMA project will be also given. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. A-Ran Lyo (arl@kasi.re.kr) (3) Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere The Solar and Space Weather Team invites a postdoctoral fellow position in development of the ionospheric model and study of the ionospheric/upper atmospheric variations using the ionospheric model. Those positions are available from September 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 7,000,000 Korean Won (~US$6,000) will be provided each year. The Solar and Space Weather Team conducts research in the area of solar activities and space weather with topics of interest including coronal mass ejections and solar flares, sun-earth connections, Earth’s Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere/upper atmosphere.  (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/73) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kwak, Young-Sil (yskwak@kasi.re.kr) (4) Lunar and Planetary Science Lunar science project team in Space Science Division invites applications for a postdoctoral position. This position will be available from July 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-7,000) will be provided each year. Lunar science project team is developing a wide-angle Polarimetry Camera for Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter and various science instruments for lunar lander. The Science team is interested in space weathering effects on the surface of airless bodies in our solar system and in their physical processes related to volatiles, solar wind, magnetic field, etc. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking part in the instrument development and related research.  Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Young-Jun Choi (yjchoi@kasi.re.kr) 
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  • Notice period : October 29, 2018 ~ December 14, 2018 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : February 08, 2019 ~ February 15, 2019
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : Joh Youngin, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
  The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ The Areas of Recruitment 1. Galaxy clusters 2. High-redshift Lyman Alpha Emitters and Nebulae 3. KMTNet Supernova Program 4. Big data and machine learning in astronomy 5. Microlensing 6. ALMA Korean node 7. EAVN operation and science 8. Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere 9. Space Geodesy 10. Infrared Astronomy 11. Cosmology 12. Theoretical and computational astrophysics 13. Historical Astronomy ㅇ Required Documents ▶ A curriculum vitae ▶ Research achievement and plan  ▶ Publication and project list within 5 years ▶ More than two letters of recommendation    ※ Sent directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr  The Applications should be submitted by 2018-12-14 (17:00 KST) online https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening. A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI. Note that only applicants within 5 years from the PhD degree are eligible for these positions.   The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 44,400,000 KRW(about 39,400 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed. (dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. (1) Galaxy clusters   We are particularly interested in a young and creative researcher to work on (1) kinematics of galaxy clusters, (2) intracluster light (ICL), or (3) detailed stellar populations of cluster galaxies using photometric and spectroscopic data. Preference will be given to candidates with experiences in deep imaging analysis of galaxy clusters. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable.  A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year.  The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jongwan Ko (jwko@kasi.re.kr) (2) High-redshift Lyman Alpha Emitters and Nebulae   The Galaxy Research Group invites applications for one post-doctoral position in extragalactic astronomy to work with Dr. Yujin Yang.The successful applicant is expected to work on the following topics using Lyman alpha emission as an observational probe: (1) galaxy formation and evolution at high-redshift, (2) circum- or inter-galactic medium revealed by Lyman alpha nebulosity, and (3) large-scale structure (proto-clusters) traced by Lyman alpha emitters. Experience with optical imaging/spectroscopy/polarimetry and/or multi-wavelength data set is preferred, but is not mandatory. Highly-qualified applicants with a general background in extragalactic science and/or galaxy clusters will be fully considered.  The position is available from March 1, 2019, but the starting date can be as late as October 2019.  A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~4,500 USD) will be provided each year.The Galaxy Research Group is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution research, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe (http://galev.kasi.re.kr).  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yujin Yang (yyang@kasi.re.kr) (3) KMTNet Supernova Program   KMTNet Supernova Program is using ~17% time of all three 1.6 m wide-field (2 deg X 2 deg) telescopes in CTIO, SAAO, and SSO ensuring 24-hour coverage during 2015-2020. We also plan to obtain data after 2020 and utilize the LSST together afterwards. We are collecting KMTNet BVI imaging data and Gemini spectroscopy data for supernovae, novae, dwarf novae, variable stars, transients, AGN, and dwarf galaxies. We are interested in a researcher to work using these data. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable.  A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year.  The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sang Chul Kim (sckim@kasi.re.kr) (4) Big data and machine learning in astronomy   The big data astronomy project in KASI invites applications for postdoctoral fellow positions which focus on preparation for the LSST era and development of data analysis algorithms as well as softwares. The selected postdoc will be mainly devoted to big data analysis by using statistics and machine learning methods, and will work in algorithm/software development for the LSST era. The appointed postdoctoral fellow will work with the KASI members who plan to analyze the LSST data in research fields covering from Solar systems objects to extragalactic astronomy. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, statistics, computer science, or related fields. We particularly welcome candidates with good programming skills and experience with statistics and machine learning methods. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~US$4,500) will be provided each year. The KASI scientists are involved in various projects that analyze big data in astronomy, and the LSST will become the main source of the large survey data in a broad range of science topics. KASI is one of several international contributors in the LSST project (http://lsst.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Min-Su Shin (msshin@kasi.re.kr) (5) Microlensing   The Variable Objects (VOs) group invites applications for one postdoctoral position in microlensing. We are interested in applicants familiar with analysis of microlensing events detected by Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet), which is doing a 24 hr continuous observations toward the Galactic bulge using a 1.6 m wide-field telescope at each of three different sites, Chile, Australia, and South Africa. (http://kmtnet.kasi.re.kr/kmtnet/) The position is available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The VOs group is working on various researches including exoplanets, eclipsing binaries, pulsating stars, and globular clusters. Especially, exoplanets is the most active in the group, and it is being studied through the radial velocity, transit, and microlensing. For those researches, we can use KASI instruments including BOES, LOAO, and KMTNet. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/62) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sun-Ju Chung (sjchung@kasi.re.kr) (6) ALMA Korean node   ALMA Group is the Korean node of the East Asia ALMA Regional Center. The group supports the Korean astronomical community for the preparation of ALMA observations, data reduction and evaluation and help-desk duty. The successful applicant should spend 30% of his/her time, as a member of the node, and other 70% for his/her own research. Although preference will be given to an applicant with radio astronomy background, an excellent applicant with any background will seriously considered.  (Korean-ARC node homepage is http://alma.kasi.re.kr). The position will start on March 2019 but a beginning date is negotiable. The research budget of 5,000,000 Won (4,500 USD) is gauranteed. Additional travel funds related with the Korea ALMA project will be also given. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. A-Ran Lyo (arl@kasi.re.kr) (7) EAVN operation and science The Korean VLBI Network (KVN) group invites applications for a postdoctoral position in VLBI astrometry and geodesy. This positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-7,000) will be provided each year. The Korean VLBI Network (KVN) group operates VLBI networks of KVN, KaVA (KVN and VERA Array) and EAVN (East Asian VLBI Network) including the Daejeon correlator. The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating the performance of astrometry and geodesy of the VLBI networks above and undertaking related research. In addition, the applicant is expected to support the VLBI operation partly. (http://kvn.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Taehyun Jung (thjung@kasi.re.kr)  (8) Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere The Solar and Space Weather Group invites a postdoctoral fellow position in development of the ionospheric model and study of the ionospheric/upper atmospheric variations using the ionospheric model. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 7,000,000 Korean Won (~US$6,000) will be provided each year. The Solar and Space Weather Group conducts research in the area of solar activities and space weather with topics of interest including coronal mass ejections and solar flares, sun-earth connections, Earth’s Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere/upper atmosphere. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/73) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Young-Sil Kwak (yskwak@kasi.re.kr) (9) Space Geodesy The Space Geodesy group invites applications for1 postdoctoral fellow position in GNSS data processing and its' application to space geodesy - Reference Frame, Ionosphere, Orbit Determination, Natural Hazards etc. Those positions are available from March 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The Space Geodesy Group at KASI focuses on global geodesy, that is, detection of the tiny variations in Earth’s shape and rotation, using primary space geodetic techniques and instruments such as the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), very long baseline interferometry (VLBI), and satellite laser ranging (SLR). This research field covers a wide range of precise positioning techniques, from determination of reference frame and Earth rotation parameters to natural hazard monitoring. The Space Geodesy Group has operated the first International GNSS Service (IGS) Global Data Center (GDC) in Asia and Oceania since 2006.  It is committed to supporting many challenging research areas using GNSS data.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kyoung-Min Roh kmroh@kasi.re.kr. (10) Infrared Astronomy The space astronomy group in KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position for the research of infrared-bright extragalaxies and interstellar meidum. This position is available from March 1, 2019, however, the starting date is negotiable.  An additional research fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year. The amount of additional research fund is also negotiable. The space astronomy group is actively involved in Korean infrared space missions (e.g., MIRIS and NISS) as well as in future candidate missions (e.g., SPHEREx). The research projects are also underway in various fields of infrared astronomy on the Galactic and extragalactic sciences, especially in investigating the origin of Cosmic Infrared Background using two extragalactic deep surveys: North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) and AKARI Deep Field – South (ADF-S).  The postdoc will have full access to all the resources and facilities in the below. KASI resources and observing facilities include Korean infrared space mission NISS, KVN, KaVA, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan optical telescope, the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, KMTNet (Korea Microlensing Telescope Network), GEMINI/MMT through K-GMT Science Program, ALMA through East Asia Region and the JCMT through East Asian Observatory. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Woong-Seob Jeong (jeongws@kasi.re.kr) (11) Cosmology The cosmology group invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in theoretical/observational cosmology to work with Dr. Arman Shafieloo. For this position we are particularly interested to an enthusiastic researcher to work on large scale structure data (current real data and future data simulations) to test and study different cosmological models. This could involve working on innovative statistical algorithms to deal with large flow of data from future cosmological surveys (Cosmology Big Data) such as LSST. Those positions are available from September 1, 2019. The beginning date is negotiable.  An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. (http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Arman Shafieloo (shafieloo@kasi.re.kr) (12) Theoretical and computational astrophysics Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position at Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) to work with faculty members of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group (TAG) on research topics of mutual interest.  Area of scientific research include: numerical simulation of compact objects, analysis of gravitational waves, the initial condition in the relativistic simulation and development of accurate and efficient algorithm in the numerical tool. This position is available from September 1, 2019. The beginning date can be negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. Research in the theoretical astrophysics group at KASI (TagKASI) covers a wide range of topics in theoretical and computational astrophysics, including dust astrophysics, CMB polarization foregrounds, stellar dynamics, numerical relativity, and astrophysics of gravitational waves. Please see our group website for more details: http://coma.kasi.re.kr/TAG/index.html Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jinho Kim (jkim@kasi.re.kr) (13) Historical Astronomy The Historical Astronomy Center invites applications for one postdoctoral fellow positions in the fields of historical astronomy and historical calendar-making. Those positions are available from  1 March 2019. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 8,000,000 Korean Won (~US$7,000) will be provided each year. The center is consistently growing and is active in the fields of historical astronomy, history of astronomy and archaeoastronomy including collection of astronomical record and relics, luni-solar calendars and their almanac, old astronomical instruments and Korean astronomers and their activity in Korean history. (http://harg.kasi.re.kr/) Enquiries can be addressed to Byeong-Hee Mihn bhmin@kasi.re.kr 
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  • Notice period : October 01, 2018 ~ December 15, 2018 (End Time 23:59)
  • Announcement period : January 28, 2019 ~ January 31, 2019
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : Joh Youngin, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
Position Summary:  The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill the position of a KASI-Arizona Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship for Advanced Study in Astronomy and Astrophysics.  The duration of the Program shall be four years, beginning with two years at Steward Observatory, followed by two years at KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) in Daejeon, Korea. The Fellow will move to KASI at the beginning of third year in the Program, with relocation support covered by the program, subject to KASI rules.  This postdoctoral fellowship provides an opportunity for an exceptional recent Ph.D. recipient to pursue a program of research in any area of theoretical or observational astronomy or astrophysics. Preference will be given to proposed research activities that promote collaboration between KASI and Steward Observatory. Applicants are required to identify a faculty/research staff at each institution as a mentor and to get an endorsement letter from them. This Fellow will have access to all the resources and facilities of both Parties regardless of the work place assignment during the four years. During the 4-year duration the fellow will be affiliated with both institutions, and will have access to facilities of both parties.  While at Steward Observatory, the Fellow will receive an annual fiscal year salary of $55,000 USD, as well as benefits including health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members, a competitive level of research fund that covers the purchase of computer(s), travel, and related research expenses, as well as reasonable relocation expenses. While at KASI, the Fellow will be awarded an annual stipend of about 50M KRW subject to change according to KASI rules. This includes benefits, such as national health insurance for the Fellow and the accompanying dependent family members. The fellow will receive a competitive level of annual research fund (About 10M-15M KRW) that covers the Fellow's research activities. Additional information about Steward Observatory and KASI can be found at https://www.as.arizona.edu and https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/index.  Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field within 5 years before the start date of the Fellowship. They must have demonstrated English language proficiency, and eligibility to get a visa appropriate for the Fellowship (if necessary) from both the USA and Korea. Applicants will be considered without regard to US or Korean citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer -M/W/D/V.  Contact Information for any inquiry:  egericke@email.arizona.edu (for Arizona), kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr (for KASI) APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must apply separately (instructions below) to the UA and KASI. A complete application for each institution requires a CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, names of two prospective mentors (one at each institution), as well as three reference letters and two endorsement letters. Submit online application to the UA:  Go to https://uacareers.com and apply for Job Posting #xxxxxxxx. Email electronic application to KASI:  1) In a single PDF, email your CV, list of publications, current and proposed research (5-page limit for research statement), names of three references, and the names of a prospect mentor at KASI and the UA to: kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr. 2) Ask your references to email their reference letters in PDF to kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr. 3) Ask your prospective mentors to email their endorsement letters in PDF to kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr.
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  • Notice period : June 15, 2018 ~ July 14, 2018 (End Time 23:59)
  • Announcement period : August 22, 2018 ~ August 31, 2018
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : Joh Youngin, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
 The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ The Areas of Recruitment      1. Galaxy Evolution    2. Radio Astronomy 1   3. Radio Astronomy 2   4. AGN Research   5. Infrared Astronomy   6. Solar Corona ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. ㅇ Required Documents  ▶ A curriculum vitae  ▶ Research achievement and plan   ▶ 5-year Publication and project list  ▶ More than two letters of recommendation    * Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr The Applications should be submitted by 2018-07-14 (23:59 KST) online https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening. A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.      The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 32,400,000 KRW(about 29,969 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed. (dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. (1) Galaxy Evolution  The galaxy evolution group invites applications for postdoctoral fellow positions in the following research areas: I. Galaxy Clusters: We ?are particularly interested in a young and creative researcher to work on either (i) co-evolution of galaxy clusters and their member galaxies or (ii)? detailed stellar populations of cluster galaxies using photometric and spectroscopic data. Preference will be given to candidates with experiences in deep imaging analysis of galaxy clusters. II. Numerical Simulations: We study the link between galaxy evolution and their location in the cosmic web using numerical simulations. The successful candidate will develop and apply a new technique to model galaxies in their cosmological context. Experience with numerical simulations of galaxies is desirable, and good coding skills are essential, combined with an interest in galaxy evolution. III. Big Data Analysis: The selected postdoc will be mainly devoted to big data analysis and studies of unusual objects by using statistics and machine learning methods in clustering, classification, and regression. Applicants should have obtained a PhD in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, statistics, computer science, or related fields. We particularly welcome candidates with good programming skills and experience with statistics and machine learning methods.  Those positions are available from September 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. A minimum research fund of 5,000,000 Korean Won (~4,500 USD) will be provided each year. Provision of additional research funds is also negotiable. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of observational/theoretical galaxy evolution researches, covering interstellar medium, supernovae, dwarf galaxies, massive galaxies, galaxy clusters at nearby and distant universe. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jongwan Ko (jwko@kasi.re.kr,Galaxy Clusters), to Dr. Rory Smith (rorysmith@kasi.re.kr, Numerical Simulations), or to Dr. Minsu Shin (msshin@kasi.re.kr, Big Data Analysis).  (2) Radio Astronomy 1 TRAO invites a postdoctoral position for a researcher who has an experience with radio astronomy and its operation. This position is available from September 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 7,000,000 Korean Won (~US$6,000) will be provided each year. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. TRAO has operated with 4X4 array receiver system (85GHz~115GHz) from 2016. There have been many improvements for scientific observation (https://trao.kasi.re.kr). The postdoc will have time to use this resources for inspection and operate them for user support. The operation work will be 50% of the duties. The ratio and detailed affairs can be negotiable.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kang, Hyunwoo (orionkhw@kasi.re.kr) (3) Radio Astronomy 2 The star formation and evolution group at KASI invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in radio and infrared astronomy to work on early star-forming processes or evolved stars in our Galaxy.  The position is available from September 1, 2018, but the starting date is negotiable. The research budget of 6,000,000 Korean Won (~USD5,000) is guaranteed. Additional travel funds will be also provided if necessary. The star formation and evolution group (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr) is interested in candidates who work on early star forming processes and evolved stars in our Galaxy. The successful applicants are expected to carry out his/her own research projects and actively collaborate with the group members, who are currently leading several large projects using JCMT, KVN/KaVA, and TRAO 14m. Detailed information of the group members and ongoing projects is available at the group webpage (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr). Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Chang Won Lee (cwl@kasi.re.kr) (4) AGN Research Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on AGN researches. The starting date is 1st of September 2018. The beginning date is negotiable, but not later than 1st of March 2019. Ample financial support for research activities will be provided. The successful candidates are encouraged to participate in the on-going researches of the groupsuch as radio and X-ray surveys, AGN jet physics, AGN evolution, interaction with their host galaxies and clusters, or VLBI astrometry (See http://agn.kasi.re.kr).They are expected to suggest self-initiated researches as well. The candidates who have research experience and plan to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr), KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr) and other related facilities such as EHT for her/his research and for the collaboration will be considered highly in evaluation. Enquiries can be addressed to Bong Won Sohn (bwsohn@kasi.re.kr) (5) Infrared Astronomy The space astronomy group in KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position for the research of infrared-bright extragalaxies (especially focused on high-redshift star-forming galaxies). This position is available from September 1, 2018, however, the starting date is negotiable. This position is initially for two years with a possible extension of one more year, depending upon his/her research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. An additional research fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year. The amount of additional research fund is also negotiable. The space astronomy group is active in developing Korean infrared space instruments (MIRIS and NISS) as well as in future candidate missions (e.g., SPHEREx). The research projects are also underway in various fields of infrared astronomy, especially in investigating the origin of Cosmic Infrared Background using two extragalactic deep surveys: North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) and AKARI Deep Field – South (ADF-S). The postdoc will have full access to all the resources and facilities in the below. KASI resources and observing facilities include KVN, KaVA, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan optical telescope, the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, KMTNet (Korea Microlensing Telescope Network), GEMINI/MMT through K-GMT Science Program, ALMA through East Asia Region and the JCMT through East Asian Observatory. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Woong-Seob Jeong (jeongws@kasi.re.kr). (6) Solar Corona The solar and space weather group invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow positions in corona, solar wind and CME research using solar coronagraph. Those positions are available from September 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. The group is the research and development center for science, application, and service related to the Sun and space weather. The group is currently working to develop a solar coronagraph on International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. For the purpose of technical demonstration, stratospheric balloon experiment will be done beforehand. (http://kswrc.kasi.re.kr)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yeon-Han Kim yhkim@kasi.re.kr 
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  • Notice period : November 06, 2017 ~ December 15, 2017 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : February 07, 2018 ~ February 14, 2018
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : Joh Youngin, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
  The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.   ㅇ Required Documents  ▶ A curriculum vitae  ▶ Research achievement and plan  ▶ 5-year Publication and project list  ▶ More than two letters of recommendation   * Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr The Applications should be submitted by 2017-12-15 (17:00 KST) via e-mail:  hradmin@kasi.re.kr. A photocopy of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.  The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 32,400,000 KRW(~USD 28,928 at the exchange rate in OCT. 2017/ 1:1,120)  per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/double if needed.(dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. 1. Microlensing The Variable Objects (VOs) group invites applications for one postdoctoral position in microlensing. We are interested in applicants familiar with analysis of microlensing events detected by the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet), which is doing a 24-hour continuous observations toward the Galactic bulge using a 1.6 m wide-field telescope at each of three different sites in Chile, Australia, and South Africa. (http://kmtnet.kasi.re.kr/kmtnet/) The position is available from March 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. The VOs group is working on various researches including exoplanets, eclipsing binaries, pulsating stars, and globular clusters. Especially, exoplanets is the most active in the group, and it is being studied through the radial velocity, transit, and microlensing. For those researches, we can use KASI instruments including BOES, LOAO, and KMTNet. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/62) Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Sun-Ju Chung sjchung@kasi.re.kr 2. Radio Astronomy The KASI radio astronomy division invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will work for the Korea-Japan Correlation Center (KJCC), the Korean node of the East Asian ALMA regional center (EA-ARC), or the star formation and evolution group. The position is available from March 1, 2018, but the start date is negotiable. The research budget of 6,000,000 Korean Won (~USD 5,357) is guaranteed. Additional travel funds related to the KJCC and EA_ARC activities will be also provided. The KJCC (http://kjcc.kasi.re.kr) is a correlation center for the VLBI data of KVN. KaVA, and East Asian VLBI Network. The successful applicant is expected to spend about 30% of his/her time to support the operation of KJCC (and KVN). The KJCC is particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with VLBI observations and data analysis. The ALMA Group (http://alma.kasi.re.kr) is the Korean node of the EA-ARC . The group supports the Korean astronomical community for the preparation of ALMA observations, data reduction and evaluation and help-desk duty. The successful applicant should spend 50% of his/her time as a member of the node, and other 50% for his/her own research. Although preference will be given to applicant working in the area of radio astronomy, excellent applicant who could successfully conduct the supporting job description will seriously considered. The star formation and evolution group (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr) is interested in candidates who work on evolved stars in our Galaxy. The successful applicant is expected to carry out his/her own research projects and actively collaborate with the group members. Detailed information of the group members and ongoing projects is available at the group webpage. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. A-Ran Lyo arl@kasi.re.kr. 3. AGN Research Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for two postdoctoral positions to work on AGN researches. The starting date is 1st of March 2018. The beginning date is negotiable, but not later than 1st of September 2018. Ample financial support for research activities will be provided. The successful candidates are encouraged to participate in the on-going researches of the groupsuch as  radio and X-ray surveys, AGN jet physics, AGN evolution, interaction with their host galaxies and clusters, or VLBI astrometry  (See http://agn.kasi.re.kr). They are  expected to suggest self-initiated researches as well. The candidates who have research plans to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr), KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr) and other related facilities such as EHT  for her/his research and for the collaboration will be considered positively in evaluation. Inquiries can be addressed to Bong Won Sohn bwsohn@kasi.re.kr 4. Solar Corona The solar and space weather group invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow positions in corona, solar wind and CME research using solar coronagraph. For this position we call for enthusiastic and creative scientists to work on basic research in prospect of the future science to be carried out using the new coronagraph. Those positions are available from March 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. The group is the research and   development center for science, application, and service related to the Sun   and space weather. The group is currently working to develop a solar coronagraph on International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. For the purpose of technical demonstration, stratospheric balloon experiment will be done beforehand. (http://kswrc.kasi.re.kr/) Enquiries can be addressed to   Dr. Kyung-Suk Cho kscho@kasi.re.kr. 5. Infrared Astronomy The space astronomy group in KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position for the research of infrared-bright extragalaxies (especially high-redshift star-forming galaxies). This position is available from March 1, 2018, however, the starting date is negotiable. This position is initially for two years with a possible extension of one more year, depending upon his/her research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. An additional research fund for travel and other expenses will be provided each year. The amount of additional research fund is also negotiable. The space astronomy group is active in developing korean infrared space instruments (MIRIS and NISS) as well as the future candidate mission (e.g., SPHEREx). The research projects are also underway in various fields of infrared astronomy, especially in investigating the origin of Cosmic Infrared Background using two extragalactic deep surveys (North Ecliptic Pole and South Ecliptic Pole). The postdoc will have full access to all the resources and facilities in the below. KASI resources and observing facilities include KVN, KaVA, the 14-meter Taeduk radio telescope, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan optical telescope, the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, KMTNet (Korea Microlensing Telescope Network), ALMA through East Asia Region and the JCMT 12-meter telescope through East Asia Observatory. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Woong-Seob Jeong jeongws@kasi.re.kr. 6. Planetary Science The Planetary Science group invites successful applications for a postdoctoral   fellow position in observational/theoretical planetary science field. Those positions are available from March 1, 2018. The beginning date is negotiable. A reasonable research fund can be provided with negotiation. The   group is actively working on small solar system bodies, such as the Moon, asteroid and comets, by using polarimetric, photometric observations to understand their physical properties and numerical simulations to investigate their   dynamical evolutions. Enquiries   can be addressed to Dr. Choi, Young-Jun yjchoi@kasi.re.kr.  7. Cosmology 1 The cosmology group (working with Yong-Seon Song) invites applications for 1 postdoctoral fellow position in observational/theoretical cosmology. The selected has an opportunity to participate in both eBOSS and DESI. This position is available from anytime in 2017. The position is available from August 1 CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Song, Yong-Seon ysong@kasi.re.kr. 8. Cosmology 2 For the position to work with Prof. Shafieloo, we are interested to an applicant to work on advanced statistical methods of data analysis and their applications in studying various cosmological observations. This would involve working on innovative algorithms to deal with large flow of data from future cosmological surveys (Cosmology Big Data) such as LSST. The position is available from August 1. CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Arman Shafiloo shafieloo@kasi.re.kr. 9. Cosmology 3 There are two projects with Prof. Parkinson. The first will involve developing the theoretical understanding and tools to exploit data from large-area optical spectroscopic surveys, in particular for the testing theories of dark energy and modified gravity. The position will involve planning for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) survey. Knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory is essential. Some experience with data analysis is welcomed by not essential. For the second position with Prof. Parkinson, the applicant will be working on cosmological data from the ASKAP-EMU (Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Evolutionary Map of the Universe) large-area radio continuum survey, and using this data to generate data products and test and constrain cosmological models. Knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory and/or analysis is essential. Experience with radio astronomy observations and data is welcome, but not required. The position is available from August 1 CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. David Parkinson davidparkinson@kasi.re.kr. 10. Theoretical Astrophysics The theoretical astrophysics group (TAG) in the Center for Theoretical Astronomy at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral fellow position to join our group from March 1, 2018. The starting date is negotiable. The initial appointment is for 2 years, with possible extension to the third year, depending on research performance. We are looking for excellent candidates with strong background in theoretical astrophysics or computational astrophysics. However, priority will be given to candidates with experience in one of the following topics: cosmic dust, interstellar polarization, star and planet formation, MHD simulations, or interstellar exploration. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Alex Lazarian (UW-Madison) and Dr. Thiem Hoang on the topics of mutual interests in the aforementioned areas. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits, and an additional research fund of ~ 8,500 USD per year will be provided. Postdoctoral fellows are also eligible to apply for their own grants from National Research Foundation. The theoretical astrophysics group is a recently established research group in KASI. The group currently has 2 permanent researchers, 3 Junior Research Leaders, and 2 postdoc fellows. Our research focuses on the new frontiers of theoretical astrophysics and gravitational wave astrophysics, aiming to become one of the leading theoretical astrophysics groups in Republic of Korea. We work closely with observers from ALMA and JCMT groups in KASI. For more detailed information, please visit our group website http://coma.kasi.re.kr. The Center for Theoretical Astronomy, consisting of cosmology and historical astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics groups, is an international research environment where English is usually used for academic activities, with 7 foreign members (3 permanent staffs and 4 postdoctoral fellows) from 5 different countries. The TAG KASI has access to the High-Performance Computing Resources managed by KASI including a Linux cluster of about 1,000 cores of Xeon-CPU. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Thiem Hoang thiemhoang@kasi.re.kr
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  • Notice period : May 11, 2017 ~ June 30, 2017 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : August 25, 2017 ~ August 31, 2017
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : Joh Youngin, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists.  ㅇ Required Documents  ▶ CV & Research plan   ▶ 5-year Publication and project list   ▶ More than two letters of recommendation  ※ Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr  ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. The Applications should be submitted by 2017-06-30 (17:00 KST) online. A photo of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI.  The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 32,400,000 KRW(about 29,000 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/shared occupancy if needed.(dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW)  The period will be two (2) years with one year extension upon successful performance.  The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. 1. Active Galactic Nucleus and Galaxy Evolution The galaxy evolution group invites applications for a postdoctoral position. We seek applicants with experience in data analysis for optical/NIR spectrum and imaging of active galactic nuclei and galaxies. The successful candidate will be expected to pursuit their research using the existing spectroscopic data obtained with Gemini/Magellan telescopes. This position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 6,000,000 – 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$5,000-8,500) will be provided each year. But it is subject to change depending on the availability of funding. The galaxy evolution research group in KASI prepares the science for the upcoming era of those great facilities. We are working on various topics in extragalactic astronomy such as star clusters, dwarf galaxies, galaxy structures, galaxy environments, AGN and supernovae. (http://galev.kasi.re.kr)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kim, Minjin, mkim@kasi.re.kr.  2. Observational/theoretical study of asteroids  The Planetary Science Group invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational/theoretical studies of asteroids. This position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable. Its research focuses on physical characterization of asteroids using multi-band time series photometry data. Theoretical studies on dynamical and mineralogical evolution of the whole population is its immediate step to be taken. The postdoc will have full access to computing resources and observation facilities of KASI including three KMTNet telescopes in the southern hemisphere, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan and the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescopes. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/286) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Moon, Hong-Kyu fullmoon@kasi.re.kr.  3. Near-Earth Space Environment (Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere) The Solar and Space Weather Group invites a postdoctoral fellow position in ionospheric irregularities study using ground-based and satellite observation data. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 7,000,000 Korean Won (~US$6,000) will be provided each year. The Solar and Space Weather Group conducts research in the area of solar activities and space weather with topics of interest including coronal mass ejections and solar flares, sun-earth connections, Earth’s Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere/upper atmosphere. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/73)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Kwak, Young-Sil (yskwak@kasi.re.kr). 4. Optical-Infrared Telescope and Instrumentation The Optical Astronomical Technology Group at the KASI invites a postdoctoral position in the area of optical-infrared telescope and instrumentation to work for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project, including optomechanics, electronic control, and optical alignment and/or metrology. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~8,500 USD) will be provided each year. KASI is one of the major partners in the GMT consortium. The Optical Astronomical Technology Group is involved in various GMT development projects. The GMT Fast-steering Secondary Mirror subsystem, the high precision spectrograph G-CLEF, and the infrared spectrograph GMTNIRS are the representative ones. The group is collaborating with NOAO, SAO, the Carnegie Observatories, and UT Austin for those projects. (http://kgmt.kasi.re.kr/kgmt/kgmt.html)  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Lee, Sungho (leesh@kasi.re.kr).  5. SDSS4 Postdoctoral position at Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) K-GMT Science Group, Center for Large Telescopes (CfLAT) invites the application to SDSS4 Postdoctoral position. This position is primarily for a researcher who can pursuit his/her own researches using the SDSS4 data. CfLAT serves as an Associate Institutional Member of SDSS4 and the successful candidate will have access rights to SDSS4 data even before public release. He/She is also supposed to participate activities supporting the operation of CfLAT within 30% of his/her time. The supporting activities may include (but not limited to) followings, and details can be negotiated upon assignment to the position. - Develop science cases for GMT - Plan/Develop science cases for next-generation survey projects - Any activities related to the operation of CfLAT This position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. A research fund of about 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) per year will be available. CfLAT is an official interface between KASI and Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Organization, where KASI is a founding member of GMT project. K-GMT Science Group is in charge of science promotion and development for GMT that CfLAT is engaged in, and is composed of seven staff scientists and three postdoctoral researchers who value diversity and creativity with passion for science. For more information, please refer to the following webpage (http://kgmt.kasi.re.kr/kgmtscience/).  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Hwang, Narae via kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr. 6. AGN Researches Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for three postdoctoral positions to work on AGN researches. The successful candidates are encouraged to participate in the on-going researches of the group (http://agn.kasi.re.kr) such as VLBI astrometry, radio or X-ray surveys, jet physics, LLAGNs or young AGNs. They are also expected to suggest self-initiated researches. Two positions are funded by the KASI research project ‘Origin and Evolution of AGN jets’. The other one position is supported by the KASI-INAF joint research project ‘Supermassive Black holes: turning on the most powerful engines in the Universe’ of the National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) of Korea. The starting date is 1st of September 2017, but it is negotiable. Fund will be provided to support their research activities. The candidates who have research plans to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr), KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr and other KASI radio facilities for her/his research and for the collaboration will be considered positively in evaluation. Enquiries can be addressed to Sohn, Bong Won (bwsohn@kasi.re.kr) 7. Star-forming Regions or Evolved Stars in Our Galaxy The star formation and evolution group at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position in radio astronomy to work on star-forming regions or evolved stars in our Galaxy. The preferred beginning date is September 1 in 2017, but it is negotiable. An additional research fund of about $5,000 will be provided each year. The successful applicant is expected to carry out his/her own research projects and actively collaborate with the group members, who are currently leading several large projects using JCMT, KVN/KaVA, and TRAO 14m. Detailed information of the group members and ongoing projects is available at the group webpage (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr) Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Kim, Kee-Tae (ktkim@kasi.re.kr) 8. Cosmology (working with David Parkinson) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow working in the area of cosmological analysis of large-area surveys as part of the cosmology group at the KASI (hereafter CosKASI, http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html).  The position is available from September 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable.  The position will involve developing analysis tools to exploit data from large-areaoptical spectroscopic surveys, for planning for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) survey, and/or large-area radio continuum surveys, for the ASKAP-EMU survey, and using this data test and constrain cosmological models. Knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory and/or dataanalysis is essential. For informal enquiries about particular projects pleasecontact David Parkinson. CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in such major wide area, deep field surveys asSDSS4, DESI and LSST, and has close connections to other KASI surveys, including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT. Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Parkinson, David d.parkinson@uq.edu.au 9. Cosmology (working with Yong-Seon Song) The cosmology group at the KASI (hereafter CosKASI) invites applications a postdoctoral fellow position in observational/theoretical cosmology, working with Yong-Seon Song. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. Provision of additional research fund is also negotiable.  CosKASI includes Profs. Yong-Seon Song (PI),Arman Shafieloo, David Parkinson (as of July 2017), Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA andGMT. (http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html) One who is selected can participate in both eBOSS and DESI as a junior member, and it is expected that the candidates have knowledge and experience of some aspect of cosmological theory and/or data analysis. Those who have strong backgrounds in astrophysics, observational cosmology and theoretical cosmology are encouraged to apply. Enquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Song, Yong-Seon ysong@kasi.re.kr 10. Computational Astrophysics The theoretical astrophysics group invites applicants for one postdoctoral fellow in computational astrophysics working with Junior Research Fellows on hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, or stellar/galactic dynamics etc. Those positions are available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The group is young and consistently growing, equipped with a high performance Linux cluster around thousand cores, and is also active in various fields of computational astrophysics including radiative transfer, dust physics, gravitational-wave astrophysics. (visit our website: http://coma.kasi.re.kr/doku.php) Now expand to the (magneto)hydrodynamics, either radiative or relativistic.  Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Ahn, Sang-Hyeon sha@kasi.re.kr.  11. Space Situational Awareness The center for space situational awareness(SSA) invites applications for 1 postdoctoral fellow position in CCD photometry / celestial mechanics / automatic observations. That position is available from September 1, 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. An additional research fund of 10,000,000 Korean Won (~US$8,500) will be provided each year. The Center for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) at KASI has built the OWL-NET (Optical Wide-field Patrol Network) since 2010. The OWL-NET consists of 5 robotic observatories at 5 countries over the world, and each has a 0.5m optical telescope and a 4K CCD camera with about 1.2 degree FOV. Year 2017 is the first test observation year of the OWL-NET. (https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/pageView/322) Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yim, Hong-Suh (yimhs@kasi.re.kr)
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October 26, 2016
  • Notice period : October 26, 2016 ~ December 16, 2016 (End Time 17:00)
  • Announcement period : February 16, 2017 ~ February 28, 2017
  • Organized by department : Personnel Team
  • Manager : Joh Youngin, 042-865-2084, hradmin@kasi.re.kr
The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is a government-funded research institute located in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. We conduct front-line research in various fields of astronomy, astrophysics and space science, develop astronomical instruments and operate facilities in Korea and overseas. We are currently looking for creative and outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The candidate will have full access to all the resources and facilities of KASI. KASI’s resources and facilities include the Gemini and the MMT through K-GMT Science Program (~15 nights per semester), 1.8-m Bohyunsan optical telescope, 1.0-m Mt. Lemmon optical telescope, IGRINS, KVN, KaVA, TRAO 14-m telescope, ALMA through East Asia Region, and the JCMT through East Asia Observatory. □ The Areas of Recruitment  1. Cosmology  2. Star-forming Regions or Evolved Stars in Our Galaxy  3. AGN4. Solar Corona  5. Observational Studies of Asteroids  6. KMTNet Science on Variable Stars and Exoplanets  7. Extragalactic Observational Astronomy  8. Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium  9. Space Situational Awareness  10. Infrared Astronomy with IGRINS ※ Only applicants within 5 years of doctoral degree are eligible. □ Required Documents   - Research achievement and plan  - 5-year Publication and project list  - More than two letters of recommendation  * Send directly from the recommenders to hradmin@kasi.re.kr The Applications should be ted by 2016-12-16 (17:00 KST) online. A photo of the diploma should be presented when the candidate joins the KASI. The successful candidate will be provided with the remuneration (starting from around 32,400,000 KRW(about 29,000 USD) per annum excluding severance pay) depending on qualification, research budget and financial supplement for health insurance and national pension, one-way airfare to join the KASI (economy class), and a dormitory room for single/shared occupancy if needed.(dorm fees : 150,000/90,000 KRW) The period will be two (2) years with one year extension upon successful performance. The KASI is committed to increasing its diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities and people with disabilities. 1. Cosmology The cosmology group at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (hereafter CosKASI, http://cosmology.kasi.re.kr/index.html), Daejeon, Korea invite applications for up to 3 postdoctoral fellow positions in observational/theoretical cosmology. Those positions are available from September 2017. CosKASI includes Prof. Yong-Seon Song (PI), Arman Shafieloo, Eric Linder (as a visiting professor), and currently 6 postdoctoral researchers, and several PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of cosmology including observational cosmology, primordial inflation, cosmological perturbation, large scale structure and dark energy. CosKASI participates in the major wide-deep field surveys such as SDSS4, DESI and LSST and have close connections to other KASI survey involvements including KMTnet, JCMT, ALMA and GMT. In order to receive full consideration, applicants should a single file including their CV, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests to https://www.kasi.re.kr/eng/post/eng_jobopening no later than December 16 of 2016. Those who have strong backgrounds in astrophysics, observational cosmology and theoretical cosmology are encouraged to apply. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Song, Yong-Seon ysong@kasi.re.kr 2. Star-forming Regions or Evolved Stars in Our Galaxy The KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position in radio astronomy to work on star-forming regions or evolved stars in our Galaxy. The preferred beginning date is March 1 in 2017, but it is negotiable. The successful applicant is expected to actively collaborate with the KASI star formation and evolution group members, who are currently leading several large projects using TRAO 14m, JCMT, and KVN/KaVA (http://starforme.kasi.re.kr), ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Kim, Kee-Tae ktkim@kasi.re.kr 3. AGN Active Galactic Nuclei research group of KASI Radio Astronomy Division invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on AGN researches. The successful candidate is invited to collaborate on the on-going researches of the group (http://agn.kasi.re.kr) and is also encouraged to pursue independent research. The candidate is expected to utilize intensively the KVN (Korean VLBI Network, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr) and KaVA (KVN and VERA Array, http://kava.kasi.re.kr) for her/his own research and for the collaboration. The preferred start is 1st of June 2017, but it is negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to Sohn, Bong Won bwsohn@kasi.re.kr 4. Solar Corona The solar and space weather group at the KASI invites applications for a postdoctoral positions in corona, solar wind, and CME research using solar coronagraph. The group is actively working to develop a solar coronagraph on International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. For this position we call for enthusiastic and creative scientists to work on basic research in prospect of the future science to be carried out using the new coronagraph. The position is available from March 1, 2017 however the starting date of appointment is negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Cho, Kyung-Suk kscho@kasi.re.kr 5. Observational Studies of Asteroids KASI invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational studies of asteroids starting from April 2017. The beginning date is negotiable. The position is expected to spend more than 50% of his/her time to support semi-automated data analysis using Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) archive, jointly with Planetary Science Group members. We are particularly interested in candidate who has expertise in visible and near-infrared observation, data analysis and modeling of asteroids. The postdoc will have full access to all resources and observation facilities of KASI including three KMTNet telescopes in the southern hemisphere, the 1.8-meter Bohyunsan and the 1.0-meter Mt. Lemmon optical telescopes. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Moon, Hong Kyu fullmoon@kasi.re.kr 6. KMTNet Science on Variable Stars and Exoplanets The KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral position working on variable stars and exoplanets using the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet). The KMTNet system has been performing a 24-hour continuous observations toward the Galactic bulge using a 1.6 m wide-field telescope at each of three different sites in Chile, Australia, and South Africa. For the position, we are interested in applicants familiar with big data processing produced by the KMTNet. The preferred beginning date is March 2017, but it is negotiable. The period will be two years with a possible one year extension upon successful performance. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Lee, Byeong-Cheol bclee@kasi.re.kr 7. Extragalactic Observational Astronomy The Galaxy Evolution Group at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral researcher position in the extragalactic observational astronomy team. The group consists of 12 permanent research staffs, 10 postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of galaxies and cosmology including supernovae, dwarf and massive elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, co-evolution of galaxies and BHs, high-redshift Ly-alpha emitters and blobs, and cosmological galaxy formation simulations. We are particularly interested in a young and creative researcher to work on either (1) detailed stellar populations of nearby massive galaxies using photometric and spectroscopic data or (2) co-evolution of galaxy clusters and their member galaxies. Preference will be given to candidates with interests overlapping our group's current research interests. The candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in related areas, and at least 50% of the time will be reserved for his/her own research programs. The position is available as early as March 2017, and will be filled by September 2017. The position is initially for two years, with the possibility of a third year depending on the research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. The starting date of the appointments are negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Jeong, Hyunjin hyunjin@kasi.re.kr or Dr. Ko, Jongwan jwko@kasi.re.kr. 8. Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium The Galaxy Research Group at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral researcher position in the ISM and IGM team. The group consists of 12 permanent research staffs, 10 postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students. The group is consistently growing and is active in various fields of galaxies and cosmology including supernovae, dwarf and massive elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, co-evolution of galaxies and BHs, high-redshift Ly-alpha emitters and blobs, and cosmological galaxy formation simulations. For the current position, we are particularly interested in a young and enthusiastic researcher to work on either (1) Ly-alpha and dust radiative transfer modeling, (2) photo-ionization modeling, (3) observational studies on the interstellar or circum-galactic medium of nearby galaxies, (4) high redshift Ly-alpha emitters and nebulae. Preference will be given to candidates with interests overlapping our group's current research interests. The candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in related areas, and at least 50% of the time will be reserved for his/her own research programs. The position is available as early as March 2017, and will be filled by September 2017. The position is initially for two years, with the possibility of a third year depending on the research performance, mutual agreement or funding situation. The starting date of the appointments are negotiable. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Yang, Yujin yyang@kasi.re.kr or Dr. Seon, Kwang-il kiseon@kasi.re.kr. 9. Space Situational Awareness Center for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) at KASI has built the OWL-NET (Optical Wide-field Patrol Network) since 2010. OWL-NET consists of 5 robotic observatories at 5 countries over the world, and each has a 0.5m optical telescope and a 4K CCD camera with about 1.2 degree FOV. Year 2017 is the first test observation year of OWL-NET. The Center for SSA invites applications for one postdoctoral position researcher specifically for the OWL-NET. Applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent in Astronomy or a related field at Space Science. The start date of the position is March 1, 2017 but negotiable. Ideal candidates should have excellent skills in CCD astronomy and comparable experiences in Celestial Mechanics. Specific training and experience in any of the areas of CCD photometry, image processing, pipe-line design, automatic observation, astrometry, satellite orbit and meteorites would all be assets. The postdoctoral fellows will work with one or more of the researchers in the Center of SSA. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Yim, Hong-Suh yimhs@kasi.re.kr 10. Infrared Astronomy with IGRINS K-GMT Science Group at KASI invites the application for one postdoctoral researcher to operate and to do research using IGRINS (Immersion Grating Infrared Spectrometer). IGRINS is an instrument jointly developed and built by KASI and the University of Texas at Austin, that delivers continuous spectral coverage from 1.4 to 2.5 μm at a resolving power of 45,000. IGRINS is currently being operated at McDonald Observatory in Texas and Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) in Arizona, US. The successful candidate will be mostly based at the University of Texas, Austin and will visit the observatory where IGRINS is installed to attend the observing runs whenever Korean observing programs are scheduled (no more than once per month but subject to change). S/he will enjoy ample opportunities to actively collaborate with researchers at UT Austin as well as at KASI through the interactions with many IGRINS users with diverse backgrounds. The candidate is expected to spend about 40% of his/her time for IGRINS observation-related duty, and about 60% to his/her own research. Any experience in high-resolution spectros is preferred but not necessarily required. The candidate should be able to fluently communicate in written and verbal English/Korean and to drive with a valid driver’s license in US. K-GMT Science Group is in charge of science promotion and development for K-GMT Project at KASI, and is composed of six staff scientists and two postdoctoral researchers who value diversity and creativity with passion for science. For more information on K-GMT Science Group, please refer to our group web page: http://kgmt.kasi.re.kr/kgmtscience.The position is for minimum two years and can be extended to the third year depending upon successful performance and available fund. Apart from the regular remuneration, additional financial support (about 30M KRW per year, subject to KASI rules) is provided to cover the relocation and partial living cost in US. The starting date is negotiable but March 1st. 2017 is desired. ※ Enquiries can be addressed to : Hwang, Narae kgmtfellow@kasi.re.kr