We are always looking to share our laboratories and are happy to work together and learn something new. If you would like to be considered for a position with our group, please do write us. We are open to formal association in the capacity of a student intern, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or a visiting researcher. If you prefer something more informal, we are happy to do whatever is possible. In order to help us know you better, and appreciate the nature of your interest in our group, we request you to consider including the following documents:
  • A cover letter detailing your research interests, how you might benefit from working with us, and in what capacity you wish to be considered.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • For formal appointments, please obtain permission from, and share contact details of at least three referees whom we may contact on your behalf.

Formal appointments are naturally subject to funding availability and OIST regulations. Details of formal appointments we are currently able to consider are provided below.


Postdoctoral Fellowships

Though not hiring presently, we will have postdoctoral openings starting 2020 in Experimental Nonlinear Dynamics, Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics, Soft Matter Physics and Quantitative Life Sciences defined broadly.

Student Interns

These positions are typically short-term for periods not exceeding 6 months. OIST has a formal campus-wide Student Internship Program. We request you to direct your inquiries and applications through the Student Support Section. Please do not mail documents  or send inquiries directly to Mahesh. We will not respond to unsolicited inquries.

Graduate Students

If you are a graduate student enrolled at OIST, and would like to conduct your dissertation research with our group, please write or better, drop by for a chat.
If you are a graduate student currently enrolled elsewhere, and would like to conduct your dissertation research with our group, OIST Graduate School has a formal campus-wide Special Research Students (SRS) program for periods longer than 6 months. Please direct your inquiries and applications to Mahesh.

Visiting Researcher

If you are interested in spending some time collaborating with us as a visiting researcher, or wish to spend a sabbatical with our group, please write Mahesh about the specific nature of your interest with documents requested above. Any appointment will be in accordance with OIST policies and procedures.