October 24, 2023

[Extended] Accepting Applications for Senior Researcher Positions

The IBS Center for Geometry and Physics (IBS-CGP) invites applications for several senior researcher positions.

IBS-CGP is working to bring the world’s leading scientists in mathematics together with young researchers to collaborate on research projects with passion and commitment. To this end, IBS recruits based on scientific excellence and creative ideas, rather than pre-determined goals or demonstrated practical outcomes. IBS provides an open and autonomous research environment. The existing members of IBS-CGP are working in symplectic topology, mirror symmetry, geometric topology, dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, number theory, and mathematical aspects of quantum field and string theory.

IBS-CGP is located on the campus of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Pohang, South Korea.

Successful candidates for senior researcher positions will be new or recent Ph.D.’s with outstanding research potential. These non-tenure- track appointments are for two or three years, and the salary range is KRW 59,000,000 – 67,000,000. The appointment is one time renewable up to 5 years in total contingent upon the outstanding performance of the researcher.

These are purely research positions, and senior researchers will have no teaching duties.

IBS-CGP offers annual research travel expenses addition to basic research equipment and comprehensive benefits including medical and travel insurance and retirement fund.

A complete application packet should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including a publication list
  • Research statement
  • At least 3 recommendations
  • Application Form for the IBS & Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information (Download from or

For full consideration, applicants should (1) submit items 1, 2, 3, and 5 to and (2) have their recommendation letters emailed to by December 13, 2023 (extended). Recommendation letters forwarded by an applicant will not be considered.

IBS encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. IBS-CGP Website:

Those who apply for this position should submit the certificate of Ph.D and/or proof of Ph.D award before the starting date (at the latest December 14th, 2024). Without the actual certificate of the Ph.D, employment and the visa will not be able to be approved.

Attachment 1: 2024-1 IBS-CGP Senior Researcher Positions_ENG&KOR_revised.pdf