Postdoctoral Researcher in Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit

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Position summary:

Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr Liron Speyer’s Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit.

Location 

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

Responsibilities 

  1. Engage in ongoing and active independent research.
  2. Participate in the activities of the Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit.

Qualifications 

(Required)

  1. PhD in Mathematics.
  2. Speaking/Listening Proficiency in English.

Report to 

Dr Liron Speyer/Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years 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

Benefits:

  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
  • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
  • Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Through mathjobs.org at the following webpage https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/15203.

or send by post to the following address:

Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

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

Submission Documents 

  • Cover letter in English that discusses connection with Dr Speyer’s research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Research Statement in English
  • 3~5 reference letters

* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.

Application Due Date 

Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis. All applications received by January 10th will receive full consideration.

Declaration 

  • OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
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