PhD and postdoc positions available at Pukyong National University, South Korea – active faults and seismic hazard

These are great opportunities for PhD students and postdocs. A huge research programme in South Korea is now devoted to investigate the active faults of the country and to understand the seismic hazard, after two damaging earthquakes hit the country recently.

Recruiting PhD Research Student and Postdoctoral Researcher

Starting from March 2019, ‘The Korean Active Fault Research Group (KAFRG)’ and ‘The Institute of Active Fault and Earthquake Hazard Mitigation (IAFEHM)’ at Pukyong National University in South Korea are looking for competent and enthusiastic research students and geologists for PhD and Post-doc.

Our research group and institute are currently leading active fault investigations and researches in South Korea. We also have been implementing collaborative researches with various domestic and overseas universities and research institutes. The ongoing main projects of our research group are ‘Investigation of active faults on the Korean Peninsula’ and ‘The safety evaluation for geological conditions and earthquake hazard for nuclear power plant sites and waste disposal facilities.’

The initial employment – contract period is 1 year, and depending on the researcher’s achievement and contribution to the group the working year(s) can be extended. The annual salary will be arranged according to the researcher’s research experiences and the performances.

The Main Tasks:

  • Active fault investigation and research: Using remote sensing data and background knowledge in structural geology and/or paleoseismology


  • Any adventurous and passionate individuals obtaining and above M.S. degree in either Paleoseismology, Structural Geology, Sedimentology, Geomorphology or Quaternary Geology

The candidates, who are interested in this position should submit the application (no format required, but with the personal contact in it) to the following address by 18:00 February 22, 2019. *Limited to the individuals, who will be accepted by their first application, we will request more documentation and proceed to further interviews.

*The Areas of the Employment: All study areas in Geology (As referred to in Qualifications)

*Documentation to submit: Resume (no format required).

*Will request more info. from the limited individuals (As explained above)

*Due Date: 18:00 February 22, 2019

*Submit via email: (Yeji Hong)

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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1 Comment

  • Ibrahim Yousif | 2019-01-29|18:44 (UTC)

    great opportunity to carry high quality and advanced research on hot topic.

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