Open Positions

The Macroevolution Unit is hiring! We are currently looking for a Postdoc or Staff Scientist, and a Research Technician (see below), and for PhD students and research interns to join us at OIST through twice a year application windows. We are also always open to talking to interested potential postdocs and staff scientists.

Postdoc/Staff Scientist Position Available

We are currently looking for a Postdoc or Staff Scientist in Macroevolution or Paleontology. Please see here for details and application:

Research Technician Position Available

We are currently looking for a Research Techician to assist with fish husbandry, diving fieldwork and other research activities. Please see here for details and application:

Other Postdoctoral Scholars and Staff Scientists

We sometimes have internally funded positions available. Ads for these will posted above as, but we may be aware of upcoming positions several months in advance. If you are a finishing PhD student or current postdoc looking for a position in 3 months-2 years, would be a good fit for our interests, and nothing is posted, please contact us about opportunities!

Additional postdoc opportunities with later start dates may be funded through JSPS and other agencies. Funding mechanisms are available both Japanese and International PhDs. Please contact us to discuss possible projects for submission.

*If selected for further consideration we will contact you within 3 weeks


PhD Students

We are actively recruiting graduate students through OIST PhD program. This program guarantees funding support, including salary, access to up to date research facilities, housing, travel, and subsidized childcare, for all students for 5 years. Please see the admissions website for more details. 

Please contact us about specific interests, projects, or questions regarding the Unit before applying. We are also available to host rotation students after admission. 

Undergraduate/Recent Graduate Researchers

We are recruiting undergraduate/post-graduate researchers through the OIST Research Intern ProgramThis program supports research opportunities for pre-graduate students in OIST Units for 2-6 months, including housing and transportation, and can lead to PhD program admission. Please see the Research Internship Program website for more details.

Please contact us about specific projects and opportunities in the Unit.