The Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit seeks to recruit talented, motivated researchers in the broad areas of light matter interactions at the femto-timescale and nano-length scale. Please follow the links below for further details about currently available positions. In addition, we are always open to visits, collaborations and student projects for researchers from all over the world. So please do not hesitate to contact us (KMDani@OIST.JP) about additional opportunities.
Postdoctoral Position FILLED May 2014
Postdoctoral Position FILLED Apr. 2015
Postdoctoral Position in Energy Materials FILLED Jul. 2017


About OIST:

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology was established in September 2005 to conduct top notch interdisciplinary research in science & technology. OIST is committed to being international with more than 50% of researchers from outside Japan, and English as the official language.  With recent faculty hires from world leading institutes including Harvard, Caltech, Berkeley, Univ. of Tokyo, Univ. of Cambridge, ETH-Zurich and others, OIST represents  over 29 countries and seeks to become a global hub of innovative interdisciplinary science & technology. OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. For more information, visit or see an introductory movies about the institute at

About Okinawa:

Okinawa is a sub-tropical chain of islands located south of mainland Japan, within a three hour flight of Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei. It offers excellent recreational activities like water skiing, sea kayaking, scuba diving; beautiful coral reefs with one fourth of the worlds coral diversity; opportunities to experience the vitality and history of the ancient Ryukyu culture ; as well as the energy of a modern, thriving city in downtown Naha. For more information see .