Theoretical Astrophysics Group

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Astrophysics

The theoretical astrophysics group (TAG) in the Center for Theoretical Astronomy at KASI invites applications for one postdoctoral fellow position to join our group from March 1, 2018. The starting date is negotiable. The initial appointment is for 2 years, with possible extension to the third year, depending on research performance.

We are looking for excellent candidates with strong background in theoretical astrophysics or computational astrophysics. However, priority will be given to candidates with experience in one of the following topics: cosmic dust, interstellar polarization, star and planet formation, MHD simulations, or interstellar exploration. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Alex Lazarian (UW-Madison) and Dr. Thiem Hoang on the topics of mutual interests in the aforementioned areas.

We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits, and an additional research fund of ~ 8,500 USD per year will be provided. Postdoctoral fellows are also eligible to apply for their own grants from National Research Foundation. The theoretical astrophysics group is a recently established research group in KASI. The group currently has 2 permanent researchers, 3 Junior Research Leaders, and 2 postdoc fellows. Our research focuses on the new frontiers of theoretical astrophysics and gravitational wave astrophysics, aiming to become one of the leading theoretical astrophysics groups in Republic of Korea. We work closely with observers from ALMA and JCMT groups in KASI. For more detailed information, please visit our group website

The Center for Theoretical Astronomy, consisting of cosmology and historical astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics groups, is an international research environment where English is usually used for academic activities, with 7 foreign members (3 permanent staffs and 4 postdoctoral fellows) from 5 different countries. The TAG KASI has access to the High-Performance Computing Resources managed by KASI including a Linux cluster of about 1,000 cores of Xeon-CPU.

Enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Thiem Hoang

News and Upcoming Events

Thiem Hoang is interviewed by NewScientist: Should we seed life through the cosmost using laser driven ships?

Welcome Dr. Jinho Kim joining our group as a Junior Research Leader.

Prof. Reinhard Schlickeiser will be visiting our group from July 21-22.

Welcome Dr. Jin H. An joining our group as a Junior Research Leader.

Congratulations to Thiem and Junjoon on winning NRF grants.

Prof. Alex Lazarian (Wisconsin-Madison) and Dr. Siyao Xu (KIAA, China) will visit us from May 3-21

Feb 5–8: KASI-KISTI-NIMS GW and IR workshop will take place at Yong-Pyeong Resort

Jan 12: New group website is online!

New staff, Hye-Ryeon Lee, joins our Center