Technician position in Organic Optoelectronics Unit (Kabe 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.

Position summary

We are seeking a full-time technician who supports our experiments. 


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


  1. Synthesis and purification of organic semiconducting materials
  2. Management of reagents, consumables, and equipment



  1. Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or who has equivalent background
  2. Experience of organic synthesis
  3. Fluency in either Japanese or English

Report to 

Assistant Professor Ryota Kabe

Starting Date 

As early as possible

Term & Working Hours 

Full-time appointment until the end of March 2023. This contract may be extended.

Working hours: 9:00-17:30 *Discretionary

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 combining into one file (MS word or pdf) to: oou[#]

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Submission Documents 

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV). CV must include your email address, educational history, work experience, and lab skills.
  2. Name and contact information (affiliation, email address, telephone number) of referee(s)
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Application Due Date 

Application deadline will continue until the position is filled.


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