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2022 Call for Applications: 
IBS Directors

2022 Call for Applications:
IBS Director position of “Center for Genome Engineering”

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) is a government-funded research institute founded in November 2011 with the purpose of driving forward the development of basic science in South Korea through large-scale, long-term, group research. IBS is currently operating 33 Research Centers in mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, Earth science and interdisciplinary sciences.
We are seeking candidates for the Director position of “Center for Genome Engineering”. We look forward to receiving applications from many excellent scientists.

24 June 2022
NOH Do Young
IBS President

1. Information of the Position

○ One Director position of “Center for Genome Engineering”

  • The Center for Genome Engineering is located at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Daejeon, South Korea. The Center was established in March 2014. We are seeking candidates for the next Director of the center.
  • For more information about the Center, please visit https://www.ibs.re.kr/cge.

2. Qualifications

○ Director

  • Must be capable of conducting large-scale, long-term, group research in basic science
  • Must possess the capability that is equivalent to that of a chair/endowed professor at a world-renowned university or a director at a Max Planck Institute in a relevant area of expertise, or have the potential to reach the aforementioned level in the near future
  • Must be able to commit to basic science research at IBS for a long term (at least 10 years) and must have demonstrated scientific excellence

3. Selection Criteria

○ The applicant’s scientific excellence and adequacy of research plan will be reviewed by domestic and international scholars based on qualitative assessment.

  • Scientific excellence: Quality and significance of the applicant’s research achievements, research capabilities and potential, and other relevant aspects
  • Adequacy of research plan: Adequacy, reasonability and feasibility of the Center/group organization and operation plan, proposed budget and cost allocation, plan to nurture and support early career scientists, and mid- to long-term development plan and visions

4. Selection Procedure

Please note that the dates are subject to change.

○ By Jul. 2022: Accepting applications
○ By Oct. 2022: Selection of candidates for in-depth evaluation
○ By Feb. 2023: In-depth evaluation
○ By May 2023: Comprehensive evaluation and consultation by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

5. Budget

○ Centers

  • The reasonability of the budget and cost allocation proposed in the application will be carefully reviewed during the selection and evaluation process for Directors.
  • The proposed budget will be finalized after deliberation and approval by the IBS Research Review Committee.
         - The budget amount is subject to change based on availability of institutional budget.
  • Applicants can include a detailed description regarding initial startup requirements, if needed: list of required research facilities and equipment, timeline, costs and other relevant information.
  • If the applicant has plans to have Co-director(s) or Associate Director(s) within the proposed research period, relevant plans and required budgets must be specified in the application.

6. Position Details

○ Must work full time and salary will be negotiated with the IBS President.
○ Have the authority to organize their Center, including personnel, detailed researchplan and budget allocation.
○ Not allowed to apply for other Korean government-funded research projects.
     - Candidates who arparticipating in projects awarded by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRFBasic Science Research Programs may commence their research at IBS only after closeouor completion of the projects.
○ The Center will be evaluated periodically by international peer review committees every three years.
* Details are subject to change according to the evaluation and operation regulations.

7. Application Submission

○ Director

  • Fill in the application form in English, save it as a PDF file with the title “applicant name_Director_submission date” and send it to apply@ibs.re.kr.
  • Submission deadline: Friday, July 29, 2022 noon (12:00) KST
  • Applicants who qualify for in-depth evaluation will be notified in Oct. 2022.

8. Inquiries

○ Mr. Park Gi Hoon, Head of the Research Evaluation Team at +82-42-878-8143 or ghpark@ibs.re.kr


1. Application Form for IBS Director (CGE) docx 다운로드docx Download
2. FAQ: Selection, Organization and Operation of Research Centers PDF 다운로드PDF Download
3. List of IBS Research Centers (as of Jun. 2022) PDF 다운로드PDF Download
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