Job Opening:

Postdocs  |  Ph.D  |  OIST 1st year Rotation Students  |  Research Interns

Postdoc Application:

We have several open postdoctoral research positions (or research scientists for more senior researchers) in theoretical quantum science and technology. Research topics of interest include:
     - The design and modelling of quantum devices and systems
     - The design of quantum network technologies for a future quantum internet including edge and fog computing
     -  Distributed quantum computation;
     -  The exploration of hybrid quantum systems and their applications.

The compensation is in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations and depends on the time since graduation.


    Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
    Annual paid leave and summer holidays
    Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid)
    Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
    Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

     The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a dynamic new graduate university in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST has rapidly gained recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence and already leads world rankings when normalized to faculty size.  

You will join the Quantum Engineering and Design research unit led by Bill Munro at OIST, part of a vibrant quantum information ecosystem (list of research units).

    You have an excellent track record and have already graduated or will soon graduate from a doctoral program in theoretical computer science, mathematics, or physics.

     To apply please send the following documents via email to (bill.munro at oist dot jp):

    Cover letter including your research plan
    The contact details of two referees

Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, and documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.

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     OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Ph.D Candidates:

Please contact us (e-mail) for informal discussions about the entry requirements. OIST’s graduate program provides full funding for 5 years and conference travels. See more details at ( Note that all Ph.D students are recruited by the graduate admission committee at OIST, individual professors can not recruit students directly.

OIST 1st Year Rotation Students:

Our unit usually hosts 1-2 students every term. Interested first-year OIST Ph.D students should contact Bill Munro (e-mail) directly to discuss possible rotation projects at least 2 months before the term starting date. You are also welcome to chat with me or members of our unit to learn more about our unit.

Research Interns:

OIST offers a research intern program for BSc or MSc students, details are available here.