APCTP, Office of Research Support

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Position ID:APCTP-ORS-JRGLEADER1 [#21946]
Position Title: Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2022-2
Position Location:Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do 37673, Korea, The Republic of [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Theoretical Physics, Astroparticle Physics, astrophysics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, 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, hep, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High energy density matter, High Energy Physics, High Energy Theory Group, HP-Theory, Materials Science, Materials Sciences, materials theory;, materials-related physics, Mathematical Physics, Mesoscopic Physics/Nanoscience, Neutrino physics, Neutrino physucs, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Nonlinear Integral Systems, Classical and Quantum, Nuclear and Many-Body Theory, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Theory, Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Nuclear Theory-QCD, Optical & Laser Physics, Optical Physics, Particle, Particle Astrophysics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Particle Theory, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Plasma Physics, QCD, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Quantum Gravity, Cosmology, Condsend matter theory and Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Hydrodynamics, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Optics and Quantum Science, Quantum Scienc, Quantum Science, Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Soft Matter, spin-orbit coupling, Statistical Mechanics, Statistical physics, String Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, string-math, Strong field physics, Superconducing Quantum Circuits, Superconductivity, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, theoretical atomic, Theoretical atomic physics, theoretical biology, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical high energy physics, theoretical nuclear, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Soft Matter Physics, Theory of Particle Physics, ultracold quantum gases, Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics, Ultrafast Science
Appl Deadline:2022/07/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/06/20, finished 2023/02/04, listed until 2022/07/29)
Position Description:    

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Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group

(JRG) 2022-2


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.



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. The applicant eligible for a JRG leader should either be (1) under the age of 40 with a Ph.D. degree or (2) a holder of a Ph.D. degree obtained within the last 7 years. Experience performing research in related fields/topics is also required. Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the following link

(https://www.apctp.org/theme/d/html/research/01.php). 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 for covering research activities. The starting date is expected to be November 1, 2022. The JRG leader will also be appointed as an affiliated Faculty of the POSTECH Physics Department.



1. Application submission deadline: ~Jul. 29 2022 (UTC +09:00)

2. Review by the Selection Committee and invitation to attend an online interview: in August (tbc)

3. Online interview and presentation: in August (tbc)

4. Announcement of successful candidate: in August (tbc)



Click here to download the application form.

The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by July 29, 2022 (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.


Ÿ   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.

Ÿ   Thorough reading of ‘Job Description’ is required to determine applicant’s eligibility as it will not be answered by the Program Officer.


Program Officer (Junior Research Group)

Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

E-mail: jrg@apctp.org

We are not accepting applications for this job through AcademicJobsOnline.Org right now. Please apply at https://www.apctp.org/bbs/board.php?bo_table=recruit&wr_id=50 external link.
Contact: Junior Research Group Program
Email: email address
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/