Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Xiaodan Zhou’s Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit

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Position summary

Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Xiaodan Zhou’s Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit


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


  1. Participate in the activities of the Analysis on Metric Spaces group
  2. Engage in ongoing and active research.


  1. PhD in Mathematics. 
  2. Proficiency in the English Language

Report to 

Professor Xiaodan Zhou/Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit

Starting Date 

Flexible start date from August 2020 onwards

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year in the first instance. This contract may be renewed up to a total 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 )
  • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
  • Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Apply through

or send by post to the following address: 

Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit 

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University 

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

Submission Documents 

  1. Cover letter in English that discusses connection with Prof. Xiaodan Zhou’s work 
  2. Curriculum vitae in English
  3. A statement of research accomplishments (max. 4 pages including reference) and future plans  (max. 3 pages including reference).
  4. 3~5 Reference Letters

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Application Due Date 

Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis. All applications received by March 31st will receive full consideration.


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