Postdoc and Scientist Positions in Ultrafast, THz and Photoemission Spectroscopy at OIST

Postdoc and Scientist Positions in Ultrafast, THz and Photoemission Spectroscopy at OIST

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit)

Okinawa, Japan

Position Description: The Femtosecond Spectroscopy (Dani) Unit ( at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) ( is seeking to recruit multiple postdoctoral researchers or scientists in the fields of 1) nonlinear and ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy, 2) time resolved photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) and spectroscopy of novel materials, and 3) ultrafast opto-electronic devices. Technician positions to support ‘van der Waals heterostructure and device fabrication’ are also available. Details of each position are on our website (

The unit’s experimental facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories with multiple kHz, 100-kHz and MHz class amplified, ultrafast lasers, multiple ultrafast oscillator systems, a low-energy electron microscope and photoemission electron microscope (LEEM/PEEM), time-of-flight based Momentum Microscope (METIS-TOF) and a 17 T cryo-free superconducting magnet for nonlinear optical & THz measurements. First-rate institute facilities for material characterization and nanofabrication are also available (

Interaction opportunities exist with various international institutes, including Stanford Univ. (California, USA), Rice Univ. (Houston, Texas, USA), École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France), TIFR (Mumbai, India) and Univ. of Cambridge (UK). Generous funding to present research results at international conferences is also available.

Qualifications: Postdoctoral and research scientist applicants are expected to have a PhD in the field relevant to the position. Talented Masters-level applicants could be considered for the ‘ultrafast opto-electronic devices’ position. Applicants at all levels will be considered for the technician position. See for further details.

Compensation and Benefits: We are committed to attracting top-class researchers from across the world, and to ensuring a supportive, creative and productive atmosphere for them and their families. The final compensation package will take into consideration the candidate’s experience and background, and will be competitive with international standards.

Application Instructions: Please submit (i) a brief cover letter, stating your motivation to apply, (ii) your CV including publication list, and (iii) contact information of at least two references to Short listed candidates may be invited for an interview to OIST. Applications will be reviewed as received.

About OIST: OIST was established in November 2011 to conduct top-notch interdisciplinary research in science and technology. In an international environment, with English as the official language and recent faculty hires from world-leading institutes, OIST represents over 50 countries and seeks to become a global hub of innovative multidisciplinary science and technology. OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. For more information, please visit

About Okinawa: Okinawa is a sub-tropical island located south of mainland Japan within a three hours flight of Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong. It offers opportunities for exciting recreational activities like water skiing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, beautiful coral reefs with one fourth of the worlds coral diversity, opportunities to experience the vitality and history of the ancient Ryukyu culture as well as the energy of a modern, thriving city in downtown Naha. For more information see


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Postdoc and Scientist Positions in Ultrafast, THz and Photoemission Spectroscopy at OIST