Speyer Unit / Postdoctoral Scholar

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see www.oist.jp) 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.


Postdoctoral Scholar


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


  1. Engage in ongoing and active independent research.
  2. Participate in the activities of the Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit



  1. PhD in Mathematics.
  2. Speaking/Listening Proficiency in English.

Report to 

Professor Liron Speyer

Starting Date 

2023 (Flexible start date)

Term & Working Hours 

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. The contract may be renewed (initially up to 3 years).

Compensation & Benefits 

Compensation in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations.

The amount of the annual salary is determined according to the number of years since the candidate acquired a Ph. D degree.


  • Relocation, housing, and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
  • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
  • Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Apply through mathjobs.org .

Submission Documents 

  1. Cover letter in English that discusses connection with Dr Speyer’s research interests
  2. Curriculum vitae in English
  3. Research Statement in English
  4. 3–5 Reference Letters

* Prior to the start of employment all new hires are required to successfully complete a background check. Personal information including employment history and academic background should be submitted to third-party administrators after a conditional offer of employment.

Application Due Date 

Open immediately (Applications will be screened upon arrival) . Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.


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