Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

Postdoctoral Scholar

Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit

Okinawa, Japan

Two postdoctoral positions with Professor Amy Shen are available in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST in Okinawa, Japan ( The successful candidate will join a very active interdisciplinary group in microfluidics, rheology, and bio-MEMs. The candidate will work in one of the 3 interlinked areas in the group: (i) Microfluidics and Rheology, (i) Biosensing and point-of-care diagnostics, (iii) Interfacial Science. 

Key Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD in Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Physics, Analytical Chemistry, or a related discipline. Candidates with background in fluid mechanics, rheology, micro/nanofluidics, micro/nanofabrications, and biosensing will be given serious considerations. Peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals are a must. Candidates with R&D experiences are also encouraged to apply. 

The position is initially for one year and can be extended to 1-2 additional year based on performance and mutual agreement. The position will start as early as August 1, 2019.


Please submit the following documents to Professor Amy Shen at “”">". If your skills and research experience match the job profile, we will contact you by email.


1. Curriculum vita including names of 3 referees 

2. Cover letter 

3. Summary of research experience and research plans


OIST Graduate University ( is beautifully situated on the island of Okinawa, within 1-3 hr flight time from Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. English is the official language. Concentrating initially on Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Physical Sciences, OIST is bringing some of the best brains in the world to Okinawa to transform the way science and education is done in the global academic world. You can find more information about our research group in


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Postdoctoral Scholar