Postdoc for the Information Processing Biology Unit

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.



Postdoctoral Scholar


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


This postdoctoral scholar will work on an on-going project,”Transmembrane signaling”,and will try to elucidate molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the processes. The researcher will also be requested to present the work at domestic and international scientific meetings as well as to write a manuscript on the subject and publish it.



Ph.D. with strong interests in science and technology.

 (The appointee has been awarded a PhD within the past 5 years.)

Report to 

Professor Ichiro Maruyama, Information Processing Biology Unit

Starting Date 


Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for two years (possible extension depending upon performances)

Working hours: 9:00-17:30

Compensation & Benefits 

Compensation in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations


  • 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 

By emailing your application documents to:


(Please replace [at] with @ before using this email address)

Submission Documents 

  • Curriculum vitae with e-mail address
  • Publication list
  • Copies of key papers
  • Names and contact information for 2 references (your present or past supervisors)
  • Brief description of your past work and your research interest and also a short explanation of application's reasons for applying (less than one page)

Application Due Date 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.


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