Postdoc positions in Quantum Transport and Electronic Structure Theory Unit

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Position Summary

There are several openings for postdoctoral researchers available in the newly established Quantum Transport and Electronic Structure Theory Unit (QTESTU) at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).


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


Perform innovative research in the QTESTU under the supervision of the unit head, Prof. Fabian Pauly, in the field of theoretical condensed matter theory. Participation in group seminars, presentation of research results at international conferences, publication of research results in scientific journals. Active role in potential collaborations with theoretical and experimental groups.



  1. PhD in theoretical physics or a related discipline.
  2. Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  3. Ability to work in an international team of researchers.

Report to 

Professor Fabian Pauly / Quantum Transport and Electronic Structure Theory Unit

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment. Postdoctoral positions will normally be held for a period of 3 years.

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; see
- Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)- Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Apply by emailing your submission documents to

Submission Documents 

-Cover letter (1-2 pages), stating your motivation to apply, your research interests and goals.

-Curriculum vitae, including publication list.

-BSc, MSc and PhD certificates, including grades.

-Contact information of at least 2 referees, one of which should be a previous employer.

Application Due Date 

Applications will be considered until the posts are filled.


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