3 Postdoctoral Fellow Position - Oceanography / Marine Biogeochemistry


  • Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
  • Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Education Level: PhD
  • Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Salary: 50 million KRW/year 
  • Term: Full Time, 2 year, with possibility for renewal
  • Start date of positions: Summer 2018 or later


The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), directed by Dr. Axel Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (http://ibs.re.kr).


Applicants for these positions should have a PhD in physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, climate sciences, or a related field. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to have strong computational skills, a good publication record, a high level of independence and creativity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. The successful candidate will work with Project Leader Dr. Eun Young Kwon and other scientists at the institute to integrate numerical modeling and field observations to improve the understanding and prediction of marine biogeochemical cycles on regional to global scales and under changing climates.


ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by ocean and mountains, the city has a dramatic natural background, and the multitude of neighborhoods in Busan each have a distinct character. From designer cafes and casual bars to temples at the end of hiking trails, and good food at every place imaginable, Busan has something for everyone. Also, Busan is an international metropolis characterized by remarkably low living costs.


Please submit a cover letter, a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to Ms. Jenny Choi (hahadaye@pusan.ac.kr ). If you have any further questions regarding these positions, please contact Eun Young Kwon(ekwon@pusan.ac.kr) or Axel Timmermann (timmermann@pusan.ac.kr). The positions remain open until filled.