APCTP, Office of Research Support

3756 18338
Position ID:APC-ORS-JRGLEADER1 [#18338]
Position Title: Junior Research Group Leader
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do 37673, Korea, The Republic of [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics Theory, Astroparticle Physics, astrophysics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Atomic Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Atomic/Molecular Physics, Biological Physics, Biophysics, Cold Atom Physics, Computational physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Physics; Condensed Matter Theory; Computational Physics; X-ray Spectroscopy; Electronic Structure; Ultrafast Dynamics, Condensed Matter Theory, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, Fluid Physics, GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Theory, Gravitational Wave Sources, Gravity, Hadron Physics, Hadron Physics, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, Cosmology, Gravity, Theoretical Astrophysics, Experimental Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, hep, hep-lat, HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), hep-ph, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High energy density matter, High Energy Physics, High Energy Theory Group, Lattice QCD, Light-front Physics, Materials Science, Materials Sciences, materials-related physics, Mathematical Physics, Mesoscopic Physics/Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Neutrino physics, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Nonlinear Integral Systems, Classical and Quantum, Nuclear & Particle Theory, Nuclear and Many-Body Theory, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Theory, Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Theory-QCD, Optical & Laser Physics, Particle, Particle Astrophysics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Plasma Physics, QCD, Quantum Computation, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Quantum Hydrodynamics, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Soft Matter, spin-orbit coupling, Statistical Mechanics, Statistical physics, String Theory, string-math, Strong field physics, Superconducing Quantum Circuits, Superconductivity, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, theoretical atomic, Theoretical atomic physics, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical high energy physics, theoretical nuclear, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Soft Matter Physics, Theory of Particle Physics, ultracold quantum gases, Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics, Ultrafast Science
Appl Deadline:2021/04/25 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/03/22, listed until 2021/04/25)
Position Description:    

Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group

(JRG) 2021-2

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 (https://www.apctp.org) 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. 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. Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the following link(https://www.apctp.org/sub02/index44.php?mcode=44)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: ~April 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)


Click here to download an 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

E-mail: jrg@apctp.org

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Contact: JRG Program Officer
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Hogil Kim Memorial Building #501 POSTECH, 67 Cheongam-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 37673, Korea
Web Page: https://www.apctp.org/

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