IBS invites applicants for the position of
Associate Director who is a senior-level researcher with high research
potential, and is able to run his or her own research group in collaboration
with the director within the IBS Research Center.
Introduction of the research center
Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (CMSD), located in the Seoul
campus of Korea University, emphasizes developments of novel time- and
space-resolved spectroscopy techniques and their applications to chemically
reactive and biologically important systems. CMSD uses ultrashort duration
pulses of light to generate stroboscopic movies of the molecular motions that
lead to the chemical, biological, and physical transformations of condensed
matter. We use a broad range of radiation sources to measure the dynamics of
electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom in a wide range of systems, perform
quantum chemical and molecular mechanical computations of dynamic systems in
condensed phases, and develop novel linear and nonlinear optical imaging and
microscopy technologies to monitor time-evolution of chemically and
biologically reactive systems in real time.
(for more information) http://cmsd.ibs.re.kr/
- Associate directors will serve important
roles in assisting the founding director to achieve the goals of the IBS-CMSD
as well as directing his or her own research group within the center. The
specific fields of research solicited for associate directors are (i) time-
and/or space-resolved laser spectroscopy and (ii) optical imaging.
- Applicants should have strong records of
(i) scholarly achievement at the national and international level, (ii)
external funding for interdisciplinary-based research, and (iii) evidence of
leadership ability in his/her research field.
- The candidates are expected to have
experience managing a large research program in an academic institution (or
equivalent agency or institute aiming at state-of-the-art researches) and be
able to articulate a strong vision to further the research and outreach
programs in IBS-CMSD.
3. Requirements for the position
candidates must be able to commit themselves completely in the long-term to
IBS research activities.
candidates must be able to manage their respective research groups.
candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science, or
candidate should be recognized as one of leaders in the international
community of his or her research
candidate of associate director must be fluent enough with the relevant
scientific and policy issues to be a highly credible representative of the
Center among audiences ranging from the general public to the uppermost levels
of scientists and policymakers. The position calls for vision, breadth, and
good judgment; proven intellectual leadership skills; a keen sense of public
policy, as well as demonstrated financial and staff management experience.
- The candidates must have the ability to
work independently while integrating themselves effectively into a teamwork
environment. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills,
both oral and written, are therefore essential.
Authority to run his/her own research team
Sizable independent research budget
- Tenured or permanent position in Korea University
5. General Selection Procedure
of applicants by public advertisement
of candidates for in-depth evaluation
and in-depth interview by review panel
by the SEC(Selection & Evaluation Committee) about recommendation
by the president
* The associate director should be
jointly affiliated with one of the departments in Korea University. At the
time of in-depth evaluation at IBS, a parallel review process will take place
at the department in Korea University where the candidates will potentially
be affiliated. Candidates can discuss with the director of IBS-CMSD for the
choice of the department.
6. Application Submission
- Please fill out the ‘Application Form’ in English and email it
as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 13th (6 weeks after announcement).
- E-mail title should include
‘Name of Applicant’ and ‘Name of the Research Center’
[ Contact Information ]
CHO Sun Kyu, Research Evaluation
Division of Research Service
Institute for Basic Science
70, Yuseong-daero 1689-gil,
Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea 305-811
Tel. No.: +82-42-878-8251
Fax No.: +82-42-878-8065
* For more information, please visit IBS
7. Download link for ‘Application Form’ and ‘FAQ’