Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantum Materials Science Unit (Okada Unit)

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.


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


Position summary:

We are searching a researcher, who will be involved in spectroscopic investigation of quantum materials search. Our main focus is novel magnetic conductors, topological materials, unconventional superconductors, and thermoelectric materials.


Unit summary:

The broad objective of the researches in this unit is exploring novel physics in quantum materials, which also lead to future nano-electronics and nano-spintronics applications. Particularly, our unit focuses on topological materials, Dirac materials, 2D van der Waals materials, correlated systems, and high-Tc superconductors. Our strength is the capability of combining advanced material synthesis technique and ultra-high resolution single particle spectroscopies. This will allow us to design novel charge, spin, orbital, and/or phonon states in a variety of engineered quantum systems.



Applicant should have Ph.D in the field of physics (or closely related).

Expertise in low-T UHV spectroscopic STM and/or ARPES


Experiences in epitaxial thin film growth or bulk single crystals growth

It is also preferred that applicant is interested in active feedback between single particle spectroscopies and material growth by himself or herself.

Report to 

Dr. Yoshinori Okada, Assistant Professor Quantum Materials Science Unit

Starting Date 


Term & Working Hours 

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year. This contract may be renewed up to total of three years.

Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

Compensation & 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)

How To Apply 

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:

yoshinori.okada [at]

(Please replace [at] with @ before using this email address)


Submission Documents 

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

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

Application Due Date 

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled


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