No. There is no age limit, but directors must be able to actively conduct IBS research for at least 10 years.
Open hiring is announced at the beginning of each year and the application is open for about two months. For 2021, applications for HQ and Campus Centers are accepted and the application submission deadline is Tuesday 2 March 2021 (Korea Standard Time).
Applicants should take into consideration research themes, research characteristics and the number of co-directors and associate directors in determining the organizational structure of Centers.
An appropriate size of Center budget should be the first five-year average operational costs, including labor costs, facilities & equipment system construction costs, facilities & equipment/materials costs, research activities costs, research allowances, incidental expenses and research outsourcing costs. During the evaluation process, the Selection and Evaluation Committee (SEC) and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) may offer feedback on the appropriateness of the proposed budgets. A Center’s budget is determined through a separate process after the completion of director selection.
After the completion of director selection, Center budget is determined through negotiation with the IBS President based on the proposed Center budget on the application and is finalized with approval from the Research Review Committee. Every year, directors submit their Research Center Management Plans and Center budget proposals for the next year, which are finalized with approval from the Research Review Committee. The results of Center reviews (the first Center review takes place in the 5th year, then every three years) affect the corresponding Center budgets. The characteristics of IBS Center budgets are different from those of research projects which provide a certain level of research funds for a certain period.
① Faculty members and researchers of universities specialized in science and technology (KAIST, DGIST, UNIST, POSTECH and GIST*), and those to be appointed to such positions.
* KAIST: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
DGIST: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
UNIST: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
POSTECH: Pohang University of Science and Technology
GIST: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
② Researchers and those to be appointed as researchers of government-funded research institutes located in Daedeok Innopolis.
Note that official written approval issued by their current employers must be submitted before the research commencement.
Directors are employed as follows in accordance with their Center type:
Yes, you must transfer to IBS HQ or the host institution of the Campus Center and begin your research. However, if unavoidable, you may postpone research commencement to late December 2022 with approval from the IBS President. In addition, you may be appointed as a HQ Center’s director while maintaining your current employment status by taking a leave of absence, being temporarily dispatched to IBS or being jointly employed after obtaining approval from your current employer. However, such period must not exceed two years.
The retirement age is 65.
Labor costs (salaries) for directors are determined through negotiation with the IBS President taking into account the current labor costs (salaries) after the completion of director selection.