Coordinator for Corporate Development

Division Function/Position Summary:

The Technology Development and Innovation Center at OIST is expanding its program to foster international innovation at OIST and in the surrounding community.  This role for universities is growing rapidly around the world. Much of the legal structure and corporate practice for this growing international activity must be established anew.  The Coordinator for Corporate Development will develop and implement policies, rules and procedures that define the functions and responsibilities for the various participants and will be responsible for building the necessary relationships and networks.  The Coordinator for Corporate Development will participate in solicitation of external financial support and guidance from venture capital and other investors, companies, and the public sector and will coordinate the develop of new programs that foster innovation at OIST.


1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495


  1. Develop and coordinate an international innovation program with corporate partners at OIST
  2. Prepare and institute policies, rules and procedures needed to manage the program
  3. Participate in solicitation of external financial support and guidance for the program from venture capital and other investors, companies, and the public sector
  4. Support implementation of licensing and equity agreements
  5. Expand mentoring programs in relevant areas, including legal/corporate issues and VC investment
  6. Foster at OIST a community for innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate development



  1. Professional legal degree
  2. Substantial experience in corporate startup, IPO and M&A legal practice in an international environment
  3. Fluent English, including high level of reading comprehension and writing skills for research documentation, legal agreements, correspondence, and policies and procedures.
  4. Demonstrated performance in negotiation, mediation, mentoring, and team building in a multicultural environment
  5. Excellent time management, teamwork, and organizational skills

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.

Working hours: 9:00-17:30

Compensation & Benefits 

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Annual salary: 7.71 million yen ~
*Competitive, according to skills and experience. 


  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid )
  • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
  • Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

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Submission Documents 

  • Cover letter in both English and Japanese
  • Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese
  • Names and contact information of 1~3 referees when required, one of which should be a previous employer

* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.

Application Due Date 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.


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