Research Positions for Foreign Students in KAIST, South Korea, Spring 2017

Research Positions are available for graduate students and postdocs for the Opto-electro-structural lab, Department of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST. Research projects are multidisciplinary, related to the application of laser korean-research-centerultrasound technologies, wireless sensing network (WSN), and optical fiber sensors technologies to the non-destructive test and evaluation (NDT&E) and structural health management (SHM) of important engineering structures, such as wind turbines, space launch vehicles, nuclear power plants, and aircraft. However, the applicant’s background is never limited to these fields.




All the projects are applications based with supports from the industries or government and have great potential to be commercialized. If you are highly motivated, we want to invite you to join our research team.

Applicant Background:

  • Mechatronics, Robotics, Electrical, Electronics, Signal/image processing, Embedded system (Microcontroller/FPGA), Wireless Sensing Network, Stealth, and radome analysis, Programming (C/C++, LabVIEW), Mechatronics, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aerospace material, Mechanical engineering and/or Materials background.
  • Minimum English requirement: PBT 560, CBT 220, iBT 83, IELTS 6.5, TEPS 599, TOEIC 720 or higher.
  • Minimum CGPA during undergraduate: 3.0 / 4.0.
  • Top-ranked domestic and international school in the applicants’ country

Financial Supports and Benefits:

  • Graduate student: Full support of tuition fee + Starting monthly stipend KRW 800,000 for the master course; KRW 1,000,000 for the Ph.D. course (after tax deduction).
  • Annual salary: 35,000,000 KRW (before KAIST pension, personal pension, retirement allowance deposit, tax deduction) for the postdoc.
  • Increment depending on research achievement.
  • Office utensils supported, including PC, furniture, stationary, etc.

Application or Inquiry:

  •  The selected applicant will be engaged in Department of Aerospace Engineering as a graduate student.
  •  Required documents:
    Detail resume with a recent photo, copies of academic certificates and English test result, one A4 page statement-of-purpose (your personality, motivation to join this field of study, reasons for application and personal goals, future plan after your graduation, etc).
  • For the post-doctorate applicant, the minimum workable period should be addressed in the resume.
  • Send application or inquiry to oeslab.kaist-at-gmail.com
  • Please send along with your other required documents.
  • Application due date: 21st August 2016 for graduate student and anytime for the postdoc (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks after deadline).

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