The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship program.
About the Fellowship:
The Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship (IPSF) program is a new initiative for talented early career researchers from all over the world. The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to advance researchers' academic careers by conducting full-time interdisciplinary research and training with OIST faculty and respective research units. Prospective Fellows should contact PI's of OIST units that they wish to work with and establish, at some minimum level, feasibility of their research plan before applying.
Who we are looking for:
a Ph.D. and 1-3 years post PhD experience
Excellent scientific achievements in the area of study.
Ability to conduct independent research under the mentorship of OIST faculty
Interdisciplinary research project complementary to the research areas pursued by OIST
Previous work in an international environment is preferred
What we offer:
Rich interdisciplinary research
International, diverse and inclusive work environment
Competitive salary, benefits and discretionary research budget
Ability to select a unit to conduct your research
Opportunities for professional and career development
Relocation to Okinawa, housing and commuting allowances
List of publications – highlighting two relevant and impactful papers
Research statement includes:
detailed research plan describing new interdisciplinary collaborations plan between two OIST research units
how the candidate’s project will complement OIST research programs
explanation how the candidate will benefit from the Fellowship
research budget specifications
Letters of support from two OIST Principal Investigators with clearly outlined and measurable research and mentorship responsibilities towards the Fellow
Three Letters of Recommendation
Host units: The list of faculty members is found here.
Number of positions: 3
Fall 2021 - The applications are submitted, evaluated and interviewed
Fall 2021 - Offers are made to the selected candidates
Spring and Fall 2022 - the Fellows arrive at OIST
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (www.oist.jp) 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 - University of the Future). 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 interdisciplinary research.
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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Further details about the University can be viewed on the OIST website www.oist.jp.