Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Complex Fluids and Flows Unit

Position ID:Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University-Complex Fluids and Flows Unit-POSTDOC [#20653]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Onna, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan
Subject Areas: Fluid Mechanics
Physics / Fluid Physics
Engineering mechanics
Appl Deadline:2022/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (search halted posted 2021/11/29, listed until 2022/03/31)
Position Description:    

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

Division Function/Position summary: 
The Complex Fluids and Flows Unit (CFF, led by Prof. Marco Rosti at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is seeking to recruit few Postdoctoral Scholars. The CFF Unit carries research in fluid dynamics making use of direct numerical simulations. Highly motivated candidates are welcome to join our team in order to study one of the following topics: 

  • turbulent multiphase flows; 
  • non-Newtonian fluids; 
  • fluid-structure interaction problems. 

Postdocs are expected to engage in creative, curiosity-driven research, and are encouraged to develop their own independent interests, as well as collaborating with existing group members. 

Report To: Prof. Marco Rosti 


  1. Perform innovative research in the context given above (see position summary). 
  2. Publish the results in high-quality journals. 
  3. Present the results at national and international conferences. 

  1. PhD (awarded or imminent) in a relevant discipline with major in Fluid Mechanics, e.g. mechanical, aeronautical, chemical engineering or physics. 
  2. Experience in numerical simulations of multiphase flows, non-Newtonian fluids, or fluid-structure interaction problems. 
  3. Proficiency in written and spoken English. 

  1. Knowledge of Fortran. 
  2. Experience in High-Performance Computing. 

Starting Date: 
As early as possible 

Term & Working hours: 
Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year initially. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed up to 3 years. 
Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary) 

Compensation & Benefits: 
Compensation 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) 

Submission Documents: 
  • Letter of intent in English 
  • Curriculum vitae in English 
  • Names and contact information of 3 referees, one of which should be a previous employer 
We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

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* Up to 3 references may be requested during the final interview stage. 
* Prior to the start of employment all new hires are required to successfully complete a background check. 
Personal information including employment history and academic background should be submitted to third-party administrators after a conditional offer of employment. 

Application Due Date: 
Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled. (Applications will be screened upon arrival) 

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun
Okinawa, Japan 904-0495