Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Pure Mathematics

Position ID: OISTPureMathematics-PD [#15203]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan [map]
Subject Area: Representation theory
Application Deadline: 2020/01/12help popup
Position Description:    

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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics 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 Dr Liron Speyer’s Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics 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 Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit.

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

Report to: Dr Liron Speyer/Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit.

Starting Date: Flexible start date from June 2020 onwards.

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.

 - 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: 

Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics 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 Dr Speyer’s research interests
- Curriculum vitae in English
- Research Statement in English 
 - 3–5 Reference Letters 

Application Due Date: Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis. All applications received by January 10th will receive full consideration.

 * 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 women and minority candidates to apply.
* Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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

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