Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

Junior Group Leaders, Postdocs, PhD students, Research Assistants, Genome Stability

IBS Center for Genomic Integrity

Ulsan, Korea, South

The Anton Gartner lab is relocating from Dundee, Scotland to the Institute of Basic Science (IBS) Center for Genome Integrity (CGI at the UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, campus in Ulsan. We will set up a new branch for Genetic Toxicology.

Our ambition at the CGI is to become a leading Research Centre for Genome Integrity and Chromosome Biology. Building up the new branch for Genomic Toxicology provides excellent opportunities at all levels. We are looking for PhD students, Postdocs, Research Assistants and Junior Group Leaders (with tenure track option) interested in all aspects of Genetic Integrity, Recombination, Meiosis, Chromosome Biology and Genome Research and Bioinformatics. We aim to focus on C. elegans and mammalian systems.

At UNIST, all undergraduate teaching is done in English, and the IBS centre[UG1]  has access to most generous core support. IBS research institutes provide an international environment, closely collaborate with host universities and are structured similar to German Max Planck Institutes. 

Salaries are competitive, while for PhDs and Postdocs less than the UK in absolute terms, housing and living costs are cheaper compared to the UK or USA, and child care is generous, locally provided and most affordable. Campus housing is available. The UNIST campus is nicely located, in the outskirts of Ulsan, a city of ~ one million, some 15 km from the city centre in a valley, surrounded by woods. A high-speed train station can be reached within 10 minutes and provides connections to Busan the second largest city of Korea in the South-West close to Japan and Seoul within ~20 minutes and ~2 hours (U$ ~44 for a one-way ticket, 400km), respectively.

UNIST, which was opened in 2009, has the ambition to become a premier, word leading Research University Minimal undergraduate fees and generous stipends for undergraduates are testament of fostering talent and ambition irrespective of background and parental income. ~1600 graduates and ~330 undergraduate students are mentored by a faculty of ~450. The institute for basic science (IBS) was founded in 2011 and since then 30 IBS research centres opened up throughout Korea. Research expenditure in Korea is >4% of GDP, well above of all European countries and the USA.

If you are interested, please contact me at The deadline for applications is August 25 2019.

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Junior Group Leaders, Postdocs, PhD students, Research Assistants, Genome Stability