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5 Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group – IBS 2022

IBS – Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

The Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group (ECOPRO) at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Daejeon, South Korea invites applications for 5 postdoctoral research fellowship positions – Jan 2022.

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General Info

Position: postdoctoral research fellowship positions
No. of Positions: 5
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Apr 2022 or ASAP
Contract Period: 2+1 years
Salary: 57,000,000KRW/Year

IBS Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group (ECOPRO)
55 Expo-ro Yuseong-gu
IBS - Institute for Basic Science

Daejeon, ,

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Qualification Details

The position is available for individuals who are within the first five years after obtaining their Ph.D at the date of appointment or expecting to obtain a Ph.D. within three months from the date of appointment.

  • Degree: Doctoral degree (obtained within recent 5 years or to be obtained within 3 months from the appointment start date)
  • Major: related to the recruitment area.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Recruitment Area: Extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, discrete geometry

This is a purely research position and will have no teaching duties.

(Postdoctoral Research Associate) Conduct research while at the same time receiving postdoctoral training for a certain period of time to deepen their understanding of a field and develop a distinctive research capability. Available for individuals who are within the first five years after obtaining their Ph.D. Appointed for a term of up to three years

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  1. CV (with list of publications)
  2. Research Statement
  3. Up to 3 best papers or preprints
  4. Consent to Provide Personal Information(attached)
  5. Two or three recommendation letters*

* Recommendation letters should be sent to ecopro@ibs.re.kr directly from the letter writers

※ The interview can be conducted in video interview.

Screening Procedure

  1. Step 1(Document screening): Relevance to the recruitment area, expertise, work capability, development potential, etc.
  2. Step 2(Interview screening): Expertise in the recruitment area, presentation skill, attitude, problem solving skills, development potential, fluency in foreign languages (English), etc.

About IBS Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group (ECOPRO)

IBS Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group (ECOPRO) is a new research group that will be officially launched in April 1, 2022 at IBS, led by Prof. Hong Liu. We welcome highly motivated postdoc researchers with outstanding research potential in all fields of combinatorics with emphasis on extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, graph theory, Ramsey theory, combinatorial number theory and discrete geometry.

Related group: Discrete Mathematics Group (DIMAG), led by Prof. Sang-il Oum

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

This appointment is for 2 years with possible 1 year extension contingent upon the outstanding performance of the researcher. The starting salary is no less than 57,000,000KRW (about 48,400USD or 42,800EUR). The appointment starting date is flexible: between April 1 and Oct 1, 2022.

In case of the Group’s closure during employment, the employment contract will be terminated accordingly.

  • If hired, the job category/grade and annual salary will be determined in accordance with IBS rules and regulations.
  • Successful candidates are expected to start on April 1st, 2022 (subject to change).

[General qualifications]

  • Those who are qualified under Article 33 of the State Public Officials Act and IBS regulations
  • Those who completed mandatory military service or exempt from such service, and permitted to travel abroad


  • Additional points for persons with disabilities under Articles 3 and 4 of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Employment Promotion and Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, or persons eligible for employment assistance under Article 29 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, Etc. of Distinguished Service to the State.
  • Those who are “women in science, engineering and technology” under Article 2 of the Act on Fostering and Supporting Women Scientists and Technicians

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