Postdoc positions in Organic Optoelectronics Unit (Kabe Unit)

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Position summary:

We seek a postdoc who will work in the Organic Optoelectronics Unit (Kabe Unit).

Project: Development of organic glow-in-the-dark materials


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


  1. Molecular design and synthesis of organic semiconductor
  2. Photophysical analysis of devices



  1. Ph.D. degree (Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering)
  2. Communication skills in English or Japanese


  1. Experience in organic semiconducting devices
  2. Experience in polymer chemistry
  3. Experience in organic chemistry

Report to 

Assistant Professor Ryota Kabe (Organic Optoelectronics Unit)

Starting Date 

As early as possible. Negotiable.

Term & Working Hours 

Full-time appointment until the end of March 2023. This contract may be renewed.
Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

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 

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents combining into one file (MS word or pdf) to: oou[#]

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Submission Documents 

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) in English
  2. Names and contact information of two referees, one of which should be a previous employer
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Application Due Date 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.


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