Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory

Position ID:Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University-Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory-POSTDOC [#26229]
Position Title: postdoctoral scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Onna, Okinawa 904-0412, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / hep-th, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity
Appl Deadline:2023/12/16 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/15, finished 2024/06/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in the Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory group (Principal Investigator: Reiko Toriumi) at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, Japan, starting in the Fall of 2024. The successful applicant will work in the group lead by Prof. Reiko Toriumi.     

1. The candidate is expected to actively contribute to the research program of Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory group including collaborations, meetings and seminars, and to mentor student research.  
2. The candidate must have a clear research plan (with flexibility and interests in potential collaboration with Prof. Reiko Toriumi and other members), and be able to achieve research objectives.   
3. The candidate is expected to be in residence for the time of appointment. Support for conference and collaboration travel/host can be provided but up to availability of funding. 

1. Applicants are required to have completed Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and/or Mathematics by the time of appointment and have a background in quantum gravity, quantum field theory, random geometry or related areas.  
2. We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive, responsible, and respectful researcher.  
3. Demonstrates excellent oral and written English.       

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year starting Fall 2024. There may be an opportunity to renew it (second year is very likely, and third year depending on the performance). 

The salary is internationally competitive and complemented by allowances as below.     

1. Relocation, housing and commuting allowances in addition to the salary.  
2. Annual paid leave (10 days for the first year and 20 days for the second year) and summer holidays (7 days)  
3. Health insurance, welfare pension insurance, and worker’s accident compensation insurance.    

Application documents in pdf (in English)   
1. Cover letter  
2. Research statement (includes future research plan, where you may also consider overlap in interests with the research that Prof. Reiko Toriumi does.)   
3. CV including publication list  
4. Three reference letters to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.  

The application materials 1, 2, and 3 should be compiled in one single pdf file and should be sent to Please submit only the reference letters through Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Reiko Toriumi at     

Application deadline   
The review of the applications will start on 16th December 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled. The applications received by 16th December 2023 are guaranteed full consideration.  

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following item online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
1919-1 Tancha, Onna, Kunigami District, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495