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The KAIST Institute (KI) of KAIST (https://kis.kaist.ac.kr), located in Daejeon, Korea, invites applications for KI Fellow and KI Postdoc positions in the areas described below.


For the KI Fellows, we seek scientists and engineers capable of developing their own research programs independently and also capable of guiding graduate students. The initial appointment includes 2 years of support with a competitive salary (comparable to that of the tenure-track faculty at KAIST), benefits, and ~$100,000 seed money to cover their initial research expenses. KAIST is interested in recruiting some of the successful KI Fellows as tenure-track professors.


For the KI postdocs, we seek early-career scientists and engineers having the potential to do outstanding researches. The KI Postdocs are expected to work with our faculty members and KI Fellows. The initial appointment includes an annual salary of 50M Korean Won and benefits.


Candidates should send their application form attached, curriculum vitae, publication list, and three letters of reference to the KI Operation Team, Ms. Jisoo Son(kiadmin@kaist.ac.kr). Any inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chairs of their academic interests listed below. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Appointments are expected to begin in January 2017.


These positions are open to both Korean and non-Korean candidates. We welcome international applications.



Candidates who are uncertain whether they fit into a particular search should contact the most relevant search chair.


Biology and Bioengineering - KI BioCentury(KIB) aims to understand molecular mechanism of human diseases caused by aging process, and to develop means to treat these diseases. We are especially focusing on cancer progression and neurodegenerative diseases. The applicants for KI Fellows should have Ph.D. degree and postdoc training, and be experienced in investigating molecular dynamics on protein complexes involved in human diseases with strong background in structural biology. We also seek KI postdocs in all sub-fields of experimental biology and bioengineering. Any enquiries should be directed to Prof. Sun-Chang Kim, Search Committee Chair, sunckim@kaist.ac.kr.


Information and Communication Technology – KI IT Convergence (KI ITC) aims to have a leadership in the area of 5G mobile communications, internet of things (IOT), and integrated sensors. The applicants should have Ph.D. degree and experiences in massive MIMO techniques, mm-wave and IC technologies, IOT related technologies including smart healthcare, machine learning or integrated sensors. Any enquiries should be directed to Prof. Songcheol Hong, Search Committee Chair, schong1234@kaist.ac.kr.


Nanotechnology for Advanced Batteries & Advanced Optoelectronics & Wearable Electronics - We cordially invite applicants with expertise in following areas ;

- Functional battery materials, components, and devices for advanced batteries including lithium ion, sodium ion, multi-valent ion, lithium sulfur and lithium air batteries

- Nano materials or devices for advanced displays (OLED, 3D Displays, etc)

- Wearable electronics applications.

Any enquiries should be directed to Prof. Hee-Tae Jung, Search Committee Chair, heetae@kaist.ac.kr.


Robotics(KIR) - We invite applicants specialized in these areas of Vision and Image Processing for Robot Applications, Artificial Intelligence for Robots, and Field Robotics, but other relevant and promising robotics fields will be considered as well. Any enquires should be directed to Prof. Jun Ho Oh, Search Committee Chair, jhoh@kaist.ac.kr.


Health Science and Technology(KIHST) - We look for applicants with expertise in the biophotonics and its applications to biomedical research, optical imaging and modulation for brain disorder research, therapeutic bioengineering such as drug delivery and theragnosis, and smart device based health care system. Any enquiries should be directed to Prof. Yong Jeong, Search Committee Chair, yong@kaist.ac.kr.

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