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Postdoctoral Position in Ion-exchange Membranes at KIST e-Chemical Team

Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) – e-Chemical Team
Seoul (KR)
Up to KRW 48,000,000 (~$37,000) per year + benefits
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023

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A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Koh Research Group ( of the e-Chemical Team at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). We are looking for a highly-motivated, self-driven individual to work in the field of ion-exchange membranes for electrochemical CO2 reduction. The e-Chemical Team at KIST consists of seven groups that focus on essential topics for electrochemical conversion of CO2 and biomass-derived organic materials using renewable electricity. These include ion-exchange membranes, polymeric binders, electrocatalysts, reactors for the electrochemical applications. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the groups of KIST e-Chemical Team (

Job overview:

  • One-year renewable position
  • On-site work at KIST in Seoul, South Korea      


  • Conduct research on ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) for CO2 reduction, including synthesis of new polymers and fabrication/analyses of IEMs;
  • Design experiments, accumulate and analyze data in the lab;
  • Communicate well through well-documented reports and oral presentations;
  • Publish high-quality papers;
  • Collaborate with the group members;
  • Manage the purchase and/or fabrication of equipment, supplies, and chemicals;
  • Perform minor organizational tasks.


  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or in other related fields
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate well with others
  • Excellent research skills and publication record
  • Strong background in ion-exchange membranes and/or polymer chemistry and/or electrochemistry

Place of work:

  • 5, Hwarang-ro 14-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02792 South Korea

Group Websites:

  • Koh Research Group:
  • e-Chemical Team:

Applications can be sent to Dr. Jai Hyun Koh at

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information of at least two references
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