Beautifully situated on the subtropical island of Okinawa, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a young and growing university with no departments, eliminating artificial barriers between people working in different fields, but many nationalities, with students and faculty being attracted from all over the world. OIST is an international research university where English is used as the official language of business and instruction, and majority of students, researchers, and faculty are from outside Japan.
A postdoctoral scholar position is available to conduct research in the Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering Unit headed by Prof. Yohei Yokobayashi at OIST. (Photo credit: OIST)
1919]1 Tancha, Onna]son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495
Exceptionally well qualified candidates with backgrounds in chemistry or life sciences, experimental or computational, who are interested in applying their expertise to "design" functional nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, and artificial nucleic acids) will be considered. The common thread is functional nucleic acid design: development of methods to design and analyze functional nucleic acids, and applications of functional nucleic acids in vitro and in various cells and organism are representative research topics. The candiate should be self-motivated and creative. The possible start date of this position depends on the balance of existing expertise in our unit as well as availability of space. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to engage in research, disseminate the research results in publications and conference presentations, and contribute to laboratory maintenance.
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field. Sufficient written and oral communication skills in English to function in an international research environment are required. We seek self-motivated, hard-working, and creative junior researchers who are willing to take on challenging projects.
Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. Contract initially with a 3-month probationary period (inclusive).
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulation.
- Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
- Annual paid leave and summer holidays
- Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid), welfare pension insurance, workerfs accident compensation insurance
- Extensive support for international scholars to adapt to life in Okinawa, including assistance with relocation, childcare, and healthcare.
Please submit the following documents in English or Japanese in PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae along with the contact information for two or more references
3. Brief summary of current and previous research
Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.
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