Chonnam National University

Faculty Positions at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School of Chonnam National University, Korea

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School of Chonnam National University, Korea

Gwangju, Korea, South

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School of Chonnam National University seeks outstanding applicants for full-time tenure-track/tenured positions. The positions are open for both junior and senior-level applicants. While exceptional candidates in any area are welcome to apply, the primary focus for this search is in the areas of Neuroscience, Biology, Developmental genetics, Nano molecular science, drug delivery, molecular imaging, regenerative medicine and biomedical data science. We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community.

We study biomedical sciences via molecular and cellular biology.

Followings are recent RESEARCH INTERESTS of faculty members in our department.

1. Prof. In-Kyu Park: Delivery of gene and protein into living organisms

We study to increase the efficiency of delivery of gene and protein into living organisms, which would help to develop effective therapeutic modalities against human diseases.

2. Prof. Hee-Young Shin: Clinical epidemiology and research ethics

Prof. Hee-Young Shin works in the area of clinical epidemiology and research ethics. Dr. Shin is mainly interested in the scientific and ethical conduct of clinical trials. Clinical epidemiology and biostatistics are the basic elements to implement a scientific clinical research. And the ethical considerations are very important in developing an innovative medical treatment. The other areas of interest are geriatric diseases (including dementia) and public health.

3. Prof. Seok-Yong Choi: Fate specification of glial cells

The central nervous system (CNS) consists of neurons and glial cells. Knowledge about fate specification of cells in the CNS is essential to develop therapeutic modalities for CNS diseases, especially neurodegenerative diseases. Whereas fate specification of neuron has been studied extensively, that of glial cells remains unclear. My research group investigates the fate specification of glial cells, especially ependymal cells, in the zebrafish model using genetic and cell biological approaches.

4. Prof. Jihoon Jo

Research in our lab focuses on a wide range of projects from molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity which is a strong model for learning and memory and Neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease.

5. Prof. Hoon Hyun: Molecular Imaging

The lab focuses on the development of novel contrast agents for tissue- and organ-specific targeting and diagnosis. Of particular interest is “Structure-Inherent Targeting,” where small molecules can be used for targeting, imaging, diagnosis and therapy by specifically visualizing target tissue with high optical properties and by avoiding nonspecific uptake in normal background tissues.


1. To lead a lab for carrying out innovative research

2. To obtain sufficient competitive grants

3. To actively engage international academic collaboration

4. To teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students


Please submit your application materials including curriculum vitae with ID photo, brief summary of previous accomplishment and future research plans to Prof. Jihoon Jo, at

This call is valid until the positions are filled.


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Faculty Positions at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School of Chonnam National University, Korea