Postdoctoral positions on COSINE-100 at IBS (Institute for Basic Science), Korea

The center for underground physics (CUP, at IBS in Korea invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position to work on operation and physics analysis of ongoing COSINE-100 experiment as well as preparation for next phase COSINE-200 experiment. The position is full-time for an initial one-year and extendable up to five-year. The year salary will be at least 50M KRW (roughly 45k USD) depending on skills and experience of the applicant.

The COSINE project ( is a dedicated experiment to verify an observation of DAMA/LIBRA’s annual modulation using same NaI(Tl) target crystals. The COSINE-100 experiment started physics run since Sept/2016 with 106 kg low-background NaI(Tl) crystal detectors. A couple of interesting physics results were already produced and further physics analyses are actively ongoing. We will operate the COSINE-100 experiment until 2020 depending on the development of next phase NaI(Tl) detectors.

The successful candidate will mainly work on the operation as well as physics analysis, with mentoring Ph.D students, for the COSINE-100 experiment. He/She may also contribute to development of low-background NaI(Tl) crystals as low-background treatment, detector assembly, underground measurement, and analysis for the COSINE-200 experiment. It is also expected to lead detector installation of the COSINE-200 experiment. Frequent travelling to and staying at the experimental site will be expected.

Applicants should send a CV, a brief research statement, a list of publications, and three letters of recommendation to Mr. ByungJin Choi ( If any questions or inquires for the position shall be asked to Prof. Hyun Su Lee (

For the full consideration, the application and letters should be submitted by February/28, 2019 while the application is opened until the positions are filled.