Research Scientist

Position summary:

At Phenikaa Institute for Advanced Study (PIAS), we are looking for senior Research Scientists with high motivation and excellent research performance for seven strategically selected fields.

Research Scientists have high freedom, flexibility, and support to develop their own research groups in the areas related to the research directions of our institute. They are also encouraged to collaborate with other research groups in the institute. On the other hand, they are in charge of funding applications to maintain their groups in addition to the support from the institute, supervising graduate students, and teaching for the institute and for Phenikaa University.


These positions and the corresponding research groups are based at Phenikaa Institute for Advanced Study. These are full-time positions with a highly competitive and negotiable salary. The initial contract is 5-year long with a progress report every two and a half years. After that, we consider for non-term-limited appointment with regular review. Interested scientists can contact directly the PIAS director (Van-Nam DO) via



  • Conduct research and develop experimental and theoretical methods and techniques in relevant sciences
  • Publish research results in high-quality peer-reviewed scientific journals and present them at scientific conferences, workshops, and seminars
  • Develop a research group focusing on one or several research topics
  • Apply for grants to maintain the research group


  • Fulfill the teaching requirement: at least one course per semester
  • Supervise research fellows, postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students

Other duties

  • Assist in organizing workshops, seminars, conferences held by the Institute
  • Develop domestic and international collaborations
  • Support other scientists in the institute in the research of relevance
  • Perform other duties and tasks assigned by the Institute



  • Ph.D. in a related field
  • Working proficiency in English


  • An excellent research record in scientific publication
  • Two-year postdoctoral experience or equivalent in a related field
  • Capability to attract research funding

Application materials:

  • CV in English
  • Research statement in English: describing past work and vision for the work in PIAS
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted confidentially to the PIAS director via or three references for further inquiries


The applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Further Information:

For more information about Phenikaa Institute for Advanced Study, please visit our website

For other questions or sending applications, please send emails to the PIAS director via