Technician Experimental Quantum Information Physics (EQuIP) Unit (Takahashi-Hiroki Unit)

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Position summary:

Experimental Quantum Information Physics (EQuIP) unit carries out experimental research on quantum physics. We are looking for a technician who support our research activities in the lab. Specifications for the job can be found below.


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


1. Machining and electric/electronic works related to the experiment.
2. Procurement of goods required for the experiment.
3. If possible, development of digital circuits such as FPGA.



1. Experienced in machining and familiar with machining tools.
2. Familiar with analog circuitry. Capable of making PCBs.
3. Capable of using CAD software.
4. Capable  of using Microsoft Office suite.
5. Reading and writing Japanese to be able to process goods’ procurement.
6. Capable of communicating in English.


1. Knowledgeable about programming languages such as Python.
2. Knowledgeable about FPGA languages such as Verilog

Report to 

Prof. Takahashi:

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year. Contract initially with a 3-month probationary period (inclusive). 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 

Apply by emailing your Submission Documents to:


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

Submission Documents 

- Cover letter in English
- Curriculum vitae in English
- Names and contact information of at least 1 referee, one of which should be a previous employer

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

Application Due Date 

Until the position is filled. Applications will be screened upon arrival.


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