Vacancies


Vacancies in the LMI Unit 

If you would like to join our unit as a PhD student, application must be made through the Graduate School.  Please contact us for more information about entry to the very competitive PhD programme that we offer here at OIST.  

1. Postdoctoral Scholar or Staff Scientist in the Light-Matter Interactions Unit (Reference #SNC13)

The Light-Matter Interactions Unit (https://groups.oist.jp/light) at OIST Graduate University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of whispering gallery resonators for sensing or nonlinear optics applications.   The position is for a start in early 2020 and the duration is dependent on the candidate’s background but can be up to three years.   For those with significant experience post PhD, the appointment may be at staff scientist level (fixed duration).   Essential qualifications are a PhD in Physics with an excellent publication record, and fluency in written/spoken English.  The successful candidate should also have proven ability to think independently, conduct novel research, and work within a team. 

The candidate must have experimental experience working with WGM resonators, tapered optical fibres or prism coupling. 

OIST is a relatively new graduate university located on the main island of Okinawa.  Our research spans a number of areas, but our particular interests are exploiting the properties of structured or confined light to manipulate small particles.   Our research group is very well-funded, we’ve recently acquired new lab space, and we are a very international team currently represented by 17 different nationalities.   English is the language used for all official business at OIST. 

Commencement date and conditions: January 2020.  The position is for 1-2 years initially with further extension upon satisfactory progress.   We offer a competitive salary, relocation & benefits package, including health insurance.

Submission documents (in English):

(i) a cover letter where you introduce yourself, your past research achievements and your future research goals 

(ii) a full CV including undergraduate and postgraduate details and transcripts.

(iii) names of at least 3 academic referees    

Please send your application to recruiting-nicchormaic@oist.jp.  

Deadline: We will continue to advertise until a suitable candidate is found.

OIST is a young and growing university, located on a beautiful and peaceful subtropical island in the far south of Japan.  English is the working language.  We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, students and staff.


 

2. Postdoctoral Scholar or Staff Scientist in Experimental Cold Atom Physics (Reference #SNC11) - CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

The Light-Matter Interactions Unit (https://groups.oist.jp/light) at OIST Graduate University invites applications for postdoctoral or staff scientist positions in experimental cold atom physics.  The successful candidate will need to contribute to one of our strands of research within our Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group on optical nanofiber integration into laser-cooled ground state or Rydberg atomic systems.  Only candidates with research vision and exemplary publication records will be considered.  The successful candidate must have extensive experience in laser cooling, ideally with integration of nanophotonic structures into cold atom systems, demonstrated by peer reviewed publications in the field.  Ability to work as a team member, while assuming day-to-day responsibilities in the lab is essential.  The following experience is crucial:

  • Laser cooling of alkali atoms, possibly incl. multiphoton processes, nano-optics integration; 
  • Ability to plan and execute a research project in the field of cold atoms; 
  • Modeling of experimental setups using packages such as COMSOL and MATLAB; 
  • Assistance with student supervision in the laboratory;
  • Proven ability to communicate fluently in English and to publish high-impact papers in a related field. 

Further details by emailing Prof. Nic Chormaic.  Applications reviewed as they are received. 

 

Commencement date and conditions: Summer 2018.  The position is for 1-2 years initially with further extension upon satisfactory progress.   We offer a competitive salary, relocation & benefits package, including health insurance.

 

Qualifications required:

  1. PhD in Physics with specialization in cold atom physics and very strong experimental element;
  2. Fluency in written and spoken English, with excellent interpersonal skills;
  3. An excellent publication record, ability to work independently, and adaptive to new research directions.  

Submission documents (in English):

(i) a cover letter where you introduce yourself, your past research achievements and your research plan/motivation 

(ii) a full CV including undergraduate and postgraduate details and transcripts.

(iii) names of at least 3 academic referees    

Please send your application to recruiting-nicchormaic@oist.jp.  

 

Deadline: We will continue to advertise until a suitable candidate is found.

OIST is a young and growing university, located on a beautiful and peaceful subtropical island in the far south of Japan.  English is the working language.  We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, students and staff.


 3. Research  Technician in LMI Unit (Reference #SNC07) - CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS 
We have a vacancy for a research technician in the LMI Unit. The candidate should have at least a BSc in Physics or related area.  Candidates with an MSc or PhD are also welcome to apply.   Experience in electronics, nanofabrication and LabVIEW is required.  You will work as research support on some of our experiments on optical nanofibres and nanofabrication.   You will also be required to assist with other tasks appropriate for a technical appointment.   This position is initially for up to 2 years (depending on start date), with a possibility of extension as required.   Start date: As soon as possible.   Applications considered as they arrive and accepted until position filled.  

Further details available by emailing recruiting-nicchormaic@oist.jp.   Applications must include a  CV with full details/transcripts of qualifications and the names/ contact details of at least 2 referees.