Program Officer Positions (Junior Research Group), APCTP, South Korea

Designation/Position- Program Officer Positions

Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, South Korea invites application for Program Officer Positions at Junior Research Group from eligible and interested candidates

About- APCTP, founded in 1996, is an international organization dedicated to excellence in research and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region. APCTP offers a great research environment with strong connections to a number of active theoretical and experimental research groups at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). APCTP has broad international agreements with many leading institutions around the globe for scientific exchanges. The Junior Research Group “Non-equilibrium many-body physics” started in April 2021 with a broad interest on collective phenomena out of equilibrium, both in quantum and classical many-body driven systems. Recent publications are listed below. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily collaborate with Ryo Hanai on various topics in theoretical physics, such as (but not limited to) driven quantum bose/fermi/spin systems, nonequilibrium critical phenomena, active matter, and so on. Program Officer Positions

Research/Job Area- Theoretical physics including, but not limited to, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, particle phenomenology, string theory, nuclear/hadron physics, and statistical/bio physics

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Location- Pohang, South Korea. 


We encourage applications in the area of theoretical physics including, but not limited to, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, particle phenomenology, string theory, nuclear/hadron physics, and statistical/bio physics.

Job/Position Description- 

The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) opens a few positions for Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) in theoretical physics and related fields. The APCTP ( is an international center founded in 1996 with the first president, Professor C. N. Yang. We are pursuing the world-leading-level of research in theoretical physics and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.

The aim of this position is to strengthen the research capacity of the Center by forming a new JRG. The Center has 17 member countries and plays a research network center of the Asia Pacific region in the field of theoretical physics through various academic activities.

Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the following link (

Each JRG leader will be based in Pohang, Korea where the APCTP headquarters is located, and build his/her own group as an in-house researcher with utter academic independence guaranteed.

Leaders are also expected to promote and take advantage of our collaborative network with our partner institutions in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

The position is initially offered for three years, renewable up to two additional years depending on the research performance and the availability of resources for the program. An annual gross salary will start from KRW 70,000,000. In addition to the salary, a rent-free housing, and research grant of KRW 100,000,000 per year will be provided. The grant can be used for hiring postdoctoral fellows and students, as well as for covering research activities. The starting date is expected to be September 1, 2021. The JRG leader will also be appointed as an affiliated Faculty of the POSTECH Physics Department.

 1. Application submission deadline: ~Apr. 25 2021 (UTC +09:00) 
 2. Review by the Selection Committee and invitation to attend an online interview: in early May (tbc)
 3. Online interview and presentation: in mid May (tbc)
 4. Announcement of successful candidate: in mid May (tbc)

How to Apply- 

Click here or find an attached file to download the application form.
The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by April 25, 2021 (UTC +09:00):
 1. an application form (in PDF);
 2. a curriculum vitae;
 3. a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list;
 4. a statement of proposed work;
 5. two letters of recommendation (reference letter), arranged to be sent directly from your referees by the same deadline.
NOTE: Each document submitted for items 1 to 5 above must be in English, and documents 2 to 4 should be combined in a single PDF file, unsigned and not encrypted.

Program Officer (Junior Research Group)
Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

Last Date for Apply– 25 April 2021

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