The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see 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 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
We seek a postdoc who will work in the Organic Optoelectronics Unit (Kabe Unit).
Project: Development of organic glow-in-the-dark materials Location 1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495 Responsibilities
1. Molecular design and synthesis of organic semiconductor 2. Photophysical analysis of devices
(Number of positions) 1 Postdoc (Starting date) Negotiable
Kyushu and Okinawa district -
1. Ph.D. degree (Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering) 2. Communication skills in English or Japanese
1. Experience in organic semiconducting devices 2. Experience in polymer chemistry 3. Experience in organic chemistry
Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed up to total of 3 years.
Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary) Compensation & Benefits
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 http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ ) Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin) Worker's accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
2021/08/31 Deadline for receipt
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1. Curriculum vita (CV) in English 2. Names and contact information of two referees, one of which should be a previous employer
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