Young Scientist Fellowship (Postdoc) Program 2019 by IBS Korea

Research Fellowship Positions 2019 in IBS (IBS-CGP), S. Korea

Young Scientist Fellowship (Postdoc) Program 2019 by IBS Korea

Designation/Position- Young Scientist Fellowship (Postdoc) Program 2019

Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Korea invites application for Young Scientist Fellowship (Postdoc) Program from eligible and interested candidates

About- With the vision of “Making Discoveries for Humanity and Society,” the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) was founded in 2011 by the Korean government to promote basic sciences in Korea. Thirty Research Centers have been launched and each Center has been yielding outstanding results in various fields of research. Young Scientist Fellowship (Postdoc) Program 2019 by IBS Korea

The IBS “Young Scientist Fellowship” started in 2016 to play an active role in fostering next-generation basic science leaders. We believe this fellowship offers opportunities to conduct independent research by utilizing state-of-art infrastructures and to grow on the basis of research collaborations with leading researchers.

ZWe hope that the YS Fellowship serves as a stepping stone for our research fellows to be appointed as independent principal investigators at the prestige institutions worldwide.

Research/Job Area- Mathematics, Physics, Life Sciences and Inter-disciplinary research at Institute of Basic Science

AreaCenterLocationNo. of openingsBudget
MathematicsGeometry and PhysicsPohang1KRW 150 – 200 mil./year
Mathematical and Computational Sciences (PRC)Discrete Mathematics GroupDaejeon1
Data Science GroupDaejeon1
Theoretical PhysicsTheoretical Physics of the UniverseDaejeon2 (String Theory, Astrophysics/Cosmology)
Theoretical Physics of Complex SystemsDaejeon2
Experimental PhysicsCorrelated Electron SystemsSeoul1KRW 150 – 300 mil./year
Integrated Nanostructure PhysicsSuwon1
Relativistic Laser ScienceGwangju1
Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic SystemsPohang1
Underground PhysicsDaejeon1
Axion and Precision Physics ResearchDaejeon1
Quantum NanoscienceSeoul1
Life SciencesRNASeoul1
InterdisciplinaryNeuroscience Imaging ResearchSuwon1
Biomolecular and Cellular Structure (PRC)Daejeon1

Location- Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Korea


Within 5 years of obtaining a PhD or under the age of 40 with a PhD (born no earlier than January 1, 1979)

※ Ph.D. candidates must be conferred with Ph.D. degrees before August 31, 2019
※ Researchers currently participating in the IBS research centers are NOT eligible to apply

Job/Position Description- 

  • Annual budget of KRW150-300M per year including KRW60-70M salary
  • Appointment for 3 years with possible extension of 2 years based on the results of interim review (Full-time work and 100% research participation).
    ※ Please refer to FAQ for details.
  • After physically relocated to one of the IBS Centers, YSF conducts independent research by utilizing research facility and equipment of the Center (Can organize small research group).
  • Selected YSF shall commence his/her research between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

How to Apply-  Interested candidate can apply online for Young Scientist Fellowship (Postdoc) Program.

Selection Process: Three Steps

  • Letter of Intent
    1. 1. Submission deadline: ~ May 31, 2019
    2. 2. Review by Directors and Evaluation Panel members
    3. 3. Invitation to submit full proposals: ~ June 30, 2019
  • Full proposal
    1. 1. Submission deadline: ~ August 31, 2019
    2. 2. Review by Directors and Evaluation Panel members
    3. 3. Invitation for an on-site interview: ~ September 30, 2019
  • Interview
    1. 1. Interview and presentation: ~ November 15, 2019
    2. 2. Comprehensive review by Evaluation Panel chairs
    3. 3. Announcement of final YS Fellows: ~ November 30, 2019

For Contact- 

  • Research Evaluation Team(
  • IBS homepage(

Last Date for Apply–  31 May 2019 (KST)

See Position Details-

Official Website-

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