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APEC Young Scientist Training Program
· Writer APEC YST Program Officer · Date 2019-02-22 · View 548
· Required Documents A curriculum vitae; a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list etc
· Deadline 2019-03-31
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APEC Young Scientist Training Program


The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) opens a few positions for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Young Scientist Training (APEC YST) program at the postdoctoral fellow level in theoretical physics and related fields. The APCTP (https://www.apctp.org), 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. This APEC PPSTI approved program has promoted the mobility of young scientists researching physics from the APEC region since its launch in 2017.



The APEC YST program aims to provide career development opportunities for young physicists from APEC member economies who are at an early stage of their research career but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that this fellowship can lead to a more permanent academic position. All subject areas in theoretical physics are eligible. Fellowships will be held at the APCTP, Pohang, Korea, where an ideal environment for research is provided for potential collaborations with in-house senior academics (Junior Research Groups), POSTECH faculty & members, visiting scholars from Korea and abroad, and participants of various scientific programs organized at the APCTP or supported by the APCTP. Please note that in order to apply for a work visa of Korea, an applicant should have a doctoral degree (PhD or Dsc, etc.) before the end of April 2019. 



Funding is initially available for one year, renewable for a 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 KRW 32,500,000 to KRW 40,000,000 depending on research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, research expenses, KRW 3,000,000/year along with part of relocation costs are provided. The starting date is expected to be August 1, 2019 but is negotiable.




Nominations should be made by PPSTI member via email by March 31, 2019 (UTC +09:00). The nomination should include the attached nomination form along with the following documents of nominee:

1.      a curriculum vitae;

2.      a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list;

3.      a statement of proposed work;

4.      two letters of recommendation, arranged to be sent directly from the referees by the same deadline.

NOTE: Each document submitted for items 1 to 4 above must be in English, and the first 3 should be combined in a single PDF file, unsigned and not encrypted.


Program Officer (APEC Young Scientist Training Program)

Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

E-mail: yst@apctp.org

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