Open Positions

The Marine Macroevolution Unit is hiring! We are currently recruiting postdocs/staff scientists, PhD students and research interns to join us at OIST in 2022-2023.

Postdoctoral Scholars and Staff Scientists

We have 4 open postdoc or staff scientist positions in Ichthyology, Paleontology, Fish Biomechanics, and Systematics/Phylogenetic Comparative Methods. Position and application information can be found through in links below:

Postdoc or Staff Scientist in Ichthyology

Postdoc or Staff Scientist in Paleontology (Fishes or Early Vertebrates)

Postdoc or Staff Scientist in Fish Biomechanics

Postdoc or Staff Scientist in Systematics and Phylogenetic Comparative Methods

Applications will be initially reviewed June 15, 2022 but will be accepted until all positions are filled. They all have flexible start dates throughout 2022-2023. These positions are funded for at least 3 years (dependent on progress) and come with research funds, housing, travel, and childcare support. 

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

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.