Lab Technician in Plant Epigenetics Unit (Saze Unit)

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is an Independent Administrative Institution established by the Government of Japan. Its aim is to establish a world-class university of science and technology in Okinawa. English will be the official language and a large segment of the staff and student population will be international.



Lab technician


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


We seek a lab technician who will work in the research unit “ Plant Epigenetics Unit (Principle Investigator: Hidetoshi Saze). We will study epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation by using plants including Arabidopsis thaliana and rice. See also the unit page at OIST:


BA/BSc/MSc degree or equivalent, and good communication skills in either Japanese or English. Researchers with experiences in molecular genetics, biochemistry, and plant biology are preferred.

Report to 

Prof. Hidetoshi Saze

Starting Date 

1st of December, 2020, or later.

Term & Working Hours 

Full-time or part-time, fixed term appointment for 1 years contract. This contract may be renewed.

Compensation & Benefits 


In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulation




- 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)


- Commuting allowances
- Annual paid leave
- Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid ) *if applicable
- Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin) *if applicable
- Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Please submit all required application materials by email to:

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Submission Documents 

1) Cover letter

2) CV (including any research experiences)

3) Names and contact information for at least 1 reference

Application Due Date 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.


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