Young Scientist Training Program (YST) in APCTP, South Korea

Designation/Position-Young Scientist Training Program (YST)

Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) invites application for Young Scientist Training Program (YST) from eligible and interested candidates 

About- The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) opens a few positions for the Young Scientist Training (YST) Program at the postdoctoral fellow level in theoretical physics and related fields. The APCTP (, founded in 1996, is a non-governmental organization aiming for an international center dedicated to excellence in research and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.

Research/Job Area-All subject areas in theoretical physics

Location- The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), South Korea

Eligibility/Qualification– Candidate having PhD degree and young physicists who are at an early stage of their research career but with a proven record of research.

Job/Position Description- The YST program aims to provide career development opportunities for young physicists who are at an early stage of their research career but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that this fellowship will lead to a more permanent academic position. All subject areas in theoretical physics are eligible. YST fellowships will be held at the APCTP, Pohang, Korea, where an ideal environment for research is provided for potential collaborations with in-house senior researchers (Junior Research Groups), POSTECH faculty & members, visiting scholars, and participants of various scientific programs organized at the APCTP or supported by the APCTP.



Funding is initially available for one year, renewable for the second year depending on the research performance and the availability of resources for the program. An annual salary, including severance pay, is in the range of KRW 32,500,000 to KRW 40,000,000 depending on research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, some research expenses and part of relocation costs,KRW 3,000,000/year are provided. The starting date is expected to be March. 1, 2019 but is negotiable.

How to Apply- 

You should apply by sending the application form which can be downloaded at the APCTP website ( via email by November 15, 2018 (UTC +09:00). You must submit the following documents with your application form:

  1. curriculum vitae with publication list;
  2. short description of research accomplishments;
  3. statement of research plan;
  4. two recommendation letters arranged to be sent directly from the referees to [email protected] by the application deadline.

NOTE: All documents (items 1-3) should be written in English and combined in a single PDF file. Please do not make it password-protected

Program Officer (Young Scientist Training Program)

Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

E-mail: [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 15 November 2018 (UTC +09:00)

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