IBS Institute for Basic Science

Call for Applications for Associate Director Positions of "Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations" in the Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

Date :2014-05-27 Hit :3773

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Department Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon functionalizations
Person in charge IBS Research Evaluation Team
Tel +82-42-878-8108
E-mail evaluation@ibs.re.kr
Day of Receipt 2014-11-14
Deadline 2014-12-31 18:00

 "Founded in November 2011 by Korea Government, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) supports basic research within the entire range of natural sciences including physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, and astronomy by providing highly advanced, supportive, self-direct research environments."

 IBS invites applications for the positions of Associate Directors who are senior-level researchers with high research potentials, running own research group in collaboration with the directors within their Research Centers.

  1. 1. Introduction of the research center
    • The Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations(CCHF) was established in December, 2012 under the program of the Institute for Basic Science. CCHF is located inside Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea.

      The main research focus of the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalizations is the development of new catalytic reactions and identification of mechanisms. In addition to research on the applications of reactions that integrate various functional groups into hydrocarbons using catalytic methods, the Center is also aiming for the mechanistic investigations behind such processes. By first identifying basic principles concerning the carbon-hydrogen bond activation process in low-reactivity organic molecules, the Center aims to develop a system that enables mediation via metal catalysts for practical application to organic chemistry reactions. Its ultimate goal is to make innovative S&T progress beyond the boundaries of the existing chemical materials industry by applying the catalytic system to the integration of useful functional groups in methane-based hydrocarbons. The Center plans to undertake research in the development of a selective, defunctionalized catalyst system of bio-compounds to obtain glucose in massive amounts.

      For more information - http://sbchang.kaist.ac.kr/ or http://cchf.ibs.re.kr

  2. 2. Job description
    • CCHF invites applications for Associate Directors in the areas of organic chemistry, computational chemistry, biomass conversion, and related research fields.
      For more information - http://cchf.ibs.re.kr/
  3. 3. Requirements for the position
    • All candidates must be able to commit themselves completely in the long-term to IBS research activities.
    • All candidates must be able to manage their respective research groups.
    • The associate directors will be independent to have their own research groups, and will receive ample funding for the next 8 years from the Korean government to conduct their research work.
  4. 4. Offer
    • Authority to run his/her own research team.
    • Sizable independent research budget.
    • Tenured or permanent position.
  5. 5. General Selection Procedure
    1. ① Recruitment of applicants by public advertisement
    2. ② Selection of candidates for in-depth evaluation
    3. ③ Symposium and in-depth interview by review panel
    4. ④ Decision by the SEC(Selection & Evaluation Committee) about recommendation
    5. ⑤ Negotiation with director
    6. ⑥ Appointment by the president
  6. 6. Application Submission
    • Please fill out the "Application Form" in English and email it as a single PDF file to adapply@ibs.re.kr no later than December 31st, 2014.
    • E-mail title should include "Name of Applicant" and "Name of the Research Center"
      [ Contact Information ]
      • Research Evaluation Team
        Division of Research Service
        Institute for Basic Science
        70, Yuseong-daero 1689-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea 305-811
      • Tel. No.: +82-42-878-8108
      • Fax No.: +82-42-878-8065
      • Email: evaluation@ibs.re.kr

        * For more information, please visit IBS website(www.ibs.re.kr/en).
  7. 7. Download link for "Application Form"