Postdoctoral Scholar in Hybrid Quantum Device Team

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.

Position summary:

The Hybrid Quantum Device Team seeks a postdoc to help develop a spin-based microwave quantum memory, which will eventually be implemented in the microwave-optical photon transducer.  The team also seeks a postdoc to help demonstrate an ultra-low noise microwave amplifier using spins in gem crystals, such as ruby or diamond.


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


  1. Perform experimental quantum information science and technology research projects with spins in diamond.
  2. Disseminate the results via publication in journals and/or presentation in national/international conferences.
  3. Participate in unit meetings, seminars, and unit activities in general.
  4. Assist the PI with tutoring and mentoring the students.



  1. PhD in physics or relevant fields
  2. Proficiency in spoken and written English within the scientific field


  1. Experience with one or more of the followings: microwave engineering, cryogenic experiments, or optical experiments.

Report to 

Dr. Yuimaru Kubo, Science and Technology Associate / Dr. Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs

Starting Date 

As early as possible. Negotiable.

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed. 

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 to:


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Submission Documents 

  • Cover letter in English or Japanese, stating your motivation to apply, your research interests, and your aspiration
  • Curriculum vitae in English or Japanese, including a list of publication
  • Names and contact information of 2 or 3 referees, one of which should be a previous/current employer

Application Due Date 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.


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