Postdoctoral Research Position

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST in Okinawa, Japan ( The successful candidate will join a very active interdisciplinary group in microfluidics and rheology, led by Dr. Amy Shen and Dr. Simon Haward, with emphasis on research of complex fluids in microfluidics (experimental or numerical, or a combination of both). The position is initially for one year and can be extended to 2 more years based on performance and mutual agreement. 

Key Requirements:

Candidates should have a PhD in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering physics, or a related discipline. Prior experience in rheology, micro/nanofluidics, micro/nanofabrications, flow visualization, or numerical simulations/CFD is preferred. Candidates will work in a multidisciplinary group of engineers, physicists, chemists, and biologists. Peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals are a must.

Please submit the following documents to Professor Amy Shen at "amy.shen at”. We will contact you by email If your skills and research experience match the job profile.

1. Curriculum vita including names of 3 referees
2. Cover letter
3. Summary of research experience and research plans (2-4 pages)

OIST ( offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Research and teaching are conducted in English. The campus is situated in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan, within 1-3 hr flight time from Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. See the video “University of the Future”.