The Center for Underground Physics (CUP, http://cupweb.ibs.re.kr/html/cup_en/) at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, http://www.ibs.re.kr/eng.do) in Daejeon, Korea invites highly qualified post-doctoral fellows to work on the dark matter search (KIMS, COSINE), double beta decay (AMORE), neutrino experiments, and low-temperature detector development. The center operates Yangyang Underground Laboratory (Y2L) in addition to ground laboratories at Daejeon, Korea, and have a plan to construct a new underground laboratory by the year of 2019.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in experimental physics, with experience in one or more of the following fields preferred ; low temperature detector development, fabrication of (superconducting) sensors and detectors, electronics and DAQ system, data analysis, Monte Carlo simulations, and/or R&D for new detectors. Occasional travel to Yangyang underground laboratory will be required. Candidates with outstanding capabilities will be considered as a tenure-track position at IBS. Research fellows are for a period of initial 2 years, with the possible extension for 3 more years. Starting salary ranges between $50,000 and $ 100,000 depending on career.
These positions will remain open for a minimum of 3 months after which they will close when qualified candidates are identified and/or hired.Those interested should send their CV, a brief description of their research interests in one page, a list of publications featuring three highlights, and three reference letters.
For more information, candidates should contact Hyunsu Lee (email@example.com) or Yong-Hamb Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application documents should be sent to Mr. Byungjin Choi (email@example.com). Reference letters should be sent to Mr. Choi directly from the writers.
The Center for Underground Physics (CUP), established as a headquarter research center of Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in 2013 aims to conduct basic researches for beyond standard model physics to deepen our understanding on the origin and structure of the universe. We try to find out if the neutrinos are Majorana or Dirac particles, establish the theory for neutrino mass, and further underst...and the origin of the asymmetry of matter-antimatter in the universe by confirming the neutrinoless double beta decay process (AMoRE experiment). We try to find the weakly interacting massive particles (WIMP), one of most promising candidate for dark matter, by conducting experiments using ultra-low radioactivity crystal detectors (COSINE experiment). In addition, we are developing new detection techniques for more precise experiments than the current ones. CUP operates a 700-meter deep underground laboratory at Yangyang, and also pursue to construct a deeper and wider new underground laboratory. We will produce the worldwide new experimental results by integrating three major techniques, growing ultra-low radioactivity crystals by high-level purification technique, ultra-low temperature detector technique, ultra-low radioactivity measurement technique.