Center for Correlated Electron Systems

Job Opening

Open Positions for Postdoctoral researchers_Correlated Topological thin films

March 26, 2020l Hit 101

Institute for Basic Science (IBS)-Center for Correlated Electron Systems invites applicants for a few postdoctoral research positions in the correlated topological thin film team


Center for Correlated Electron Systems (CCES) is one of the IBS centers-a South Korean government program to establish world-leading institutes in Korea focusing on basic research. CCES was established in 2012 at Seoul National University (SNU) campus to investigate novel emerging phenomena in correlated electron materials. We have built successful science programs, worked with nine professors, about twenty-five postdoctoral researches, and sixty graduate students. We also have excellent research facilities and state-of-art equipment. Currently we are running the ISSP-CCES Global Laboratory to build the state-of-art time- & spin-resolved ARPES.

The Correlated Topological Film Team is led by Prof. Noh, the director of the CCES. This team focuses on various transition metal oxide thin films, where the strong electron correlation and the topology meet. We employ the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technique to grow thin films of these materials with atomic-scale precision and various spectroscopy tools to probe the electromagnetic properties. Details of our facilities, research, and recent publications can be found at


The postdoctoral researchers will participate in ongoing studies on thin films of correlated materials, especially 4d and 5d transition metal oxides, and topological materials. They will work with the graduate students and have ample opportunities to work with other CCES members. We expect that they will eventually develop vibrant research projects. This position will be open until we identify qualified candidates. We strongly encourage female scientists to apply for the positions.

- Candidate should have a strong background in the thin film growth and characterization, as reflected by publications.
- Solid knowledge of correlated and/or topological physics.
- Experience in THz/IR spectroscopy will be a bonus.
- Candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

- Competitive salary, which would be set as per the experience level.
- Furnished university housing available at a reasonable price.
- The positions are initially for two years but can be extended upon satisfactory performance.
- Ample opportunities for in-house and international collaborations.
- Detailed terms and conditions are negotiable.

Applications should include :
- A curriculum vitae including a full list of publications
- A research proposal: statement of research purpose
- Contact details of at least three academic referees

Applications should be directly emailed to Prof. Tae Won Noh -