Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Pure Mathematics

Position ID: OISTPureMathematics-PDXZ [#16204]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Onna, Okinawa, Japan [map]
Subject Area: Analysis on metric spaces
Application Deadline: 2020/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/08/26, finished 2021/06/19, listed until 2021/01/13)
Position Description:    

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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Metric Spaces Unit

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology 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 is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research. 

Position summary: Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Xiaodan Zhou’s Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit. 

Working Location: 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495 

1. Engage in ongoing and active independent research.  
2. Participate in the activities of the Metric Spaces group. 

Qualifications: (Required) 
  1. PhD in Mathematics. 
  2. Speaking/Listening Proficiency in the English Language.

Report to: Professor Xiaodan Zhou/Analysis on Metric Spaces Unit 

Starting Date: September 1, 2021 (flexible) 

Term & Working hours: Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years in the first instance. This contract may be renewed up to a total of 3 years. 

Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)  

Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation commensurate with experience, in accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations Benefits: 
- 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)  

How to Apply: Through

or send by post to the following address: 

Metric Spaces Unit 
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University 
1919-1, Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan 

Submission Documents
- Cover letter in English that discusses connection with Prof. Xiaodan Zhou’s work 
- Curriculum vitae in English
- Research Plan in English 
  - 3~5 Reference Letters 

 * Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement. 

Application Due Date: Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis. 

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Further Info:
1919-1 Tancha
Onna, Okinawa
904-0495, Japan