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Post-doctoral position
Center for attosecond science and technology(CASTECH) led by Prof. Dong Eon Kim, Physics Department, POSTECH is seeking a post-doctoral candidate in ultrafast science and technology.

CASTECH has been established to further develop new attosecond source and attosecond spectroscopy and metrology to promote the measurement, control and exploitation of ultrafast phenomena in nature that have never been explored before.

This center seeks post-doctoral researchers in the following areas of femtosecond optics and spectroscopy:

(1) development of fs and as sources
(2) generation of attosecond pulse and its applications to ultrafast phenomena in atomic, molecular and nanoscopic systems.

The successful candidates not only work in one or two areas mentioned above but also will have a chance to visit MPQ for collaborative works

Terms and salary The terms are two-years (1+1) and can be extended depending on the funding and the performance of the research associates. The positions need to be filled soon. The salary is between 2,500,000 and 4,500,000 KRW per month before tax, depending on experience and qualification. Since the living cost is rather low around POSTECH and University housing is available at low rate, a rather big saving may be expected.

Documents to be submitted to Ko Jung Kyoon, MPK administration. (
(1) CV
(2) two letters of recommendation.

Max Planck Attosecond Science Fellowship
Fundamental processes of chemistry, biology and materials science are triggered or mediated by the motion of electrons inside or between atoms. The atomic-scale motion of electrons typically unfolds within tens to thousands of attoseconds (1 attosecond [as] = 10-18 s). Attosecond science provides - for the first time - direct access to any microscopic motion occurring outside the atomic core. This is a newly-emerging field in the 21 century, opening up a new horizon of science by observing, controlling and manipulating nature in a new dimension.

To promote this frontier of scinece, Max Planck Society of Germany and Korean Government has established Max Planck Center for Attosecond Science (MPC-AS) as international collaboration. 5 Max Planck Institutes ( including Prof. Krausz¡¯s group of MPQ ), which has played leading roles in the ultrafast science are participating in MPC-AS. The Center for Attosecond Science and Technology(CASTECH) of POSTECH will play a role of research and development hub in Asia Pacific Rim. To the end, CASTECH is actively pursuing the following research topics: (1) study for the generation of attosecond pulses in new regime and (2) study of ultrafast phenomena, using attosecond pulses both in experiments and theory.

To carry out these investigations successfully, MPC-AS is recruiting aggressive and excellent students for CASTECH. The recruited students will be enrolled in Ph. D. program of POSTECH.

Benefit :
(1) The stipend ranging from 2,000,000 to 2,500,000 KRW per months,
(2) dispatched to Max Planck Institutes for an extended period of time ( 6 months - 2 years) for collaborative research.

Qualification :
(1) major : mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering top 5% in his / her class
(2) English : POSTECH¡¯s standard

Number of students to be accepted :
less than 5 students

Selection process:
The applicants will be screened by documents in the first round and the selected candidates will be interviewed in English in face to face or via video conferencing.

Please visit and follow the instructions for the submission of application materials.

Also contact for the further information with Ko Jung Kyoon, MPK administration (

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