Postdoctoral Scholar Position(1) in Electronic and Quantum Magnetism Unit

The position

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.

Electronic and Quantum Magnetism Unit is now seeking highly motivated researchers to carry out pioneering scientific research in condensed matter physics and materials science.


The targeted postdoc should lead the synergy of optical techniques such as time resolved pump-probe and high resolution Raman spectroscopy, together with a high-pressure, low temperature sample environment, in order to explore both charge and spin evolution at pressure-driven quantum phase transitions and related quantum critical phenomena. The postdoc is also expected to have close working relationship with graduate students and other research specialists and collaborators.



  1. The applicants are expected to have sound understanding and experimental experience with either of the following optical techniques: Raman spectroscopy, pump-probe, reflectivity, higher harmonics generation, and terra-Hertz source/probe.
  2. Applicants are required to have completed Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., D.Sc., M.D.) in Physics within the past 5 years (childbirth or illness may warrant an exception).
  3. Excellent oral and written English required. Japanese is not necessary, though Japanese language courses are offered to employees and their families. The Electronic and Quantum Magnetism Unit is supported by a bi-lingual (English/Japanese) research unit administrator. 
Compensation and Benefits

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)
Submission Documents
  • Curriculum vita in English (and Japanese if available)
  • Cover letter in English (and Japanese if available)
  • Names and contact information of 3~5 referees, one of which should be a previous employer

How to Apply

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents

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Job Type
Starting Date
As early as possible
Employment Term

Full-time, fixed-term appointment for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of 3 years upon satisfactory progress.

Working Hours

9:00-17:30 (Discretionary) 

Report To
Yejun Feng, Associate Professor
Job Location
Main Campus: 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Application Due Date
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
*Application will be closed once the position is filled.
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