Technician in Computational Fluid Dynamics (Ocean Modeling)/Marine Biophysics Unit

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a new graduate university in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Located on 85 hectares of protected forest, it overlook a beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is architecturally striking, and its facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). To facilitate multidisciplinary research, there are no academic departments. Outstanding resources and equipment are managed so as to encourage collaboration. English is the official language at OIST, and its research community is highly international, with more than 50 countries represented.

Position summary

Technician in Computational Fluid Dynamics (Ocean Modeling),

Marine Biophysics Unit


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


The successful candidate will contribute to development of regional ocean circulation models based upon past and predicted future climatic conditions, and will employ particle-tracking techniques across multiple computational domains.



Desired qualifications include an M.S. or Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Oceanography, or a related field, programing skills in FORTRAN, and experience in parallel computing using MPI.

Higher priority will be given to applicants who can also communicate in English. 

Report to 

Professor Satoshi Mitarai in Marine Biophysics Unit

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year Contract initially with 3-month probationary period. This contract may be renewed.  

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 

Please submit required application materials by Email to:

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Or send documents via regular mail to:

Marine Biophysics Unit

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

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

Submission Documents 

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

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

Application Due Date 

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


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