Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

Opportunities for Postdocs, PhD students, Research Assistants

Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Korea, South

Ulsan, Korea, South

Opportunities for Postdocs, PhD students, Research Assistants.

Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Center for Genome Integrity (CGI), Ulsan, South Korea.

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

We are looking for PhD students, Junior and Senior Postdocs and Research Assistants interested in Genetic Integrity, Chromosome Biology and Genome Research, Genome Analysis and Bioinformatics. We focus on C. elegans and mammalian systems.

We would also  be delighted to host IBS Young Scientist Fellowship holders, pursuing independent projects in the above areas of research.

For recent papers see:

bioRxiv 686295; doi:


At UNIST, all teaching is in English and researchers at IBS institutes come from all over the world. IBS institutes closely collaborate with host universities and are structured similar to German Max Planck Institutes. The IBS CGI has access to most generous core support.

Salaries are very competitive. Although less than in the UK or US in absolute terms, housing and living costs are very reasonable. Childcare is locally provided and most affordable. Campus housing is available. The UNIST campus is nicely located on the outskirts of Ulsan, a city of ~ one million, in a valley amidst wooded hills. A high-speed train station provides easy connections to Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and Seoul within ~20 minutes and ~2 hours (U$ ~40 for a one-way ticket, 400km), respectively.

UNIST, which opened in 2009, has the goal to become a premier, world leading Research University ( Minimal undergraduate fees and generous stipends are testament of fostering talent and ambition. ~1600 graduates and ~1200 undergraduate students are mentored by a faculty of ~350. 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 European countries and the USA.

To apply and for informal inquiries please contact Professor Anton Gartner at The deadline for applications is May 31th.

We are particularly keen to recruit bilingual Korean-English speakers, but knowledge of the Korean language is not required.


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Opportunities for Postdocs, PhD students, Research Assistants