Please enable JS



Tenure-track Research Position at the IBS CMCM

19 Dec 2017 / CMCM
Deadline 2018-Jan-04 / Closing

Tenure-track Research Position at the IBS Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials


The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) is a national reserach institute established in accordance with Article 14 of the "Specail Act on Establishment of and Support for International Science and Business Belts". IBS aims to discover creative knowledge and secure original technologies through world-class basic science research. The IBS Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials invites creative and dynamic candidates who will help us to achieve our goals. 


Recruitment Details




Work Category


Required Qualifications

No. of Openings

Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials

(UNIST, Ulsan)



Materials Chemistry

        Degree: Doctoral degree

        Major: Chemistry or other related majors

        Preference: Materials chemistry, previous postdoctoral experience highly desired

      Subject to change, depending on the Center’s circumstances



* We seek candidates for a tenure track position with specialty in materials physics. The candidate needs to be fluent in both oral and written English, and will work on projects aimed at the thermal or vacuum system development and the structure analysis of low dimensional materials. It is highly desirable that the candidate has working experience with (i) CVD development and modification (ii) Joule heating/resistivity heating system development (iii) Cold wall chamber development and modification (iv) inductiona based heating (v) Physics-based modeling and simulation (iv) materials characterization techniques ranginng from X-ray diffraction (XRD) ,low energy electron diffraction (LEED), focused ion beam (FIB), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and measurements of physical properties of materials, among others. In addition, familiarity with the basic aspects of carbon materials is valued. 


* Classification of Research Positions (tenure-track and non-tenure track) 

1. Types of Employment 

    Tenure-track: Eligible for a tenure* review if certain requirements are met after employment

    Non-tenure-track: Not eligible for a tenure* review, employment ends with the expiration of the employment contract

    *Tenure guarantees employment until the age of 65 without renewals of contacts. 

2. Terms and Conditions

    Employment under a contract of which initial term is maximum five years (not applicatble to tenured researchers)

3. Tenure-track 

    Ipso facto resignation after a maximum of seven years of employment 

    - Tenure Review 

    If those in tenure-track research positions have met certain requirements, the Personnel Committee for IBS Research Centers conducts a tenure review on whether to appoint them as tenured researchers. 

   - Second Review and Resignation

    Those who fail to obtain tenure must leave when their employment term ends but may be granted limited opportunities for a second review. 

4. Non-tenure track 

   Ipso facto resignation after a maximum of five years of employment 



[General Qualifications] 

- Those who are qualified under the "State Public Officials Act" (Refer to the disqualifying factors listed in Article 33) 

- Those who completed mandatory military service or exempt from such service, and permitted to travel abroad 



- Additional points for those who submit supporting documents proving they are persons with disabilities or eligibility for patriot & veteran benefits under relevant laws and decrees

- Female scientists and engineers

- Degrees and certificates in relevant areas 

- Fluency in foreign languages 


Candidate Screening 

 Candidate Screening Method 


 Review Criteria

Required Documents 

 Document Screening

 - Development potential

 - Application form

 - CV and list of research achievements


 - Expertise in the recruitment area 

 - Attitudes and adaptibility to organizational culture 

 - Presentation skills and diligence 

 - Developmental potential

 - Application form 

 - CV and list of research achievements

Application Submission and Period

- Application Submission: Fill in the application form and submit via e-mail (  

- Period: Dec 18th, 2017 ~ 18:00 (KST), Thurs, Jan 4th, 2018


Additional Information  

- Applicants take full responsilibility for any consequences resulting from omissions and errors found in submitted documents, not submitting required documents, etc.  If any information is proven false, the job offer will be withdrawn. 

- None of the submitted documents will be returned. 

- Of selected candidates are disqualified through a background check or a recruitment-related physical examination, the job offer will be withdrawn. 

- No candidates may be hired if all candidates are found unsuitable during the screening stage. 

- If hired, the work level, annual salary, etc. will comply with IBS standards.