I am reaching out to the academies, STA and the Australian Institute of Physics to seek your help to distribute information about an opportunity for postdoctoral positions as part of the work of the APEC Committee.

The PPSTI has been notified that the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) has announced a call for postdoctoral positions for the APEC Young Scientist Training (APEC YST) Program based in South Korea.

The APCTP (https://www.apctp.org), founded in 1996, is a non-governmental organization aiming to be an international center dedicated to excellence in research and the training of young scientists in the Asia–Pacific region. This PPSTI approved program has promoted the mobility of young scientists researching physics from the APEC region since its launch in 2017.

As the PPSTI Delegate, I’m required to submit Australia’s nominees to the APCTP for consideration. I am seeking nominees by 20 October for submission to the APCTP by 20 October.


  • I would be grateful for your assistance in distributing this opportunity via your networks using the below prepared advice and attachments.
  • There is no limit on the number of applications Australia can submit, and therefore I encourage you to share the below message and attached nomination forms to your network to encourage nominations.


SUBJECT: FOR ACTION – Nominations Open for the APEC Young Scientist Training Program - Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Australia is inviting applications to the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) for postdoctoral positions as part of the APEC Young Scientist Program based in South Korea.


The APEC YST program aims to provide career development opportunities for young physicists from APEC member economies who are at an early stage of their research career but with a proven record of research. Funding is initially available for one year, renewable for a second year depending on the research performance and the availability of resources for the program.

Nomination Process:

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. a completed copy of the attached nomination form
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list
  4. a statement of proposed work
  5. two letters of recommendation

1Items 1–4 must be in English, and the combined in a single PDF file, unsigned and unencrypted.
Items 1–4 are to be submitted to AustraliaAPEC.PPSTI@industry.gov.au by 20 October for submission by Australia’s delegate to the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation Committee

2Item 5 is to be submitted directly by referees to yst@apctp.org by 20 October to finalise your nomination


If you have any questions about the program please contact:

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions regarding this request.

I’d like to thank you in advance for your assistance in promoting this opportunity to Australia’s Physics community.

Kind regards, James Pitman
Manager, International Negotiations
International Science and Innovation Policy Branch
Science and Commercialisation Policy Division
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Industry House Level 6, 10 Binara Street, Canberra City ACT 2601
GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: +61-2-6213 6074 M: 0415083369
Email: james.pitman@industry.gov.au
Internet: http://www.industry.gov.au
ABN 74 599 608 295