Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Qubits and Spacetime Unit

Position ID:OIST-Qubits and Spacetime Unit-PD [#27719]
Position Title: 2+1 year postdoc position in Qubits and Spacetime Unit, OIST
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Onna, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Quantum Gravity
quantum gravity/quantum cosmology
High-Energy Theory
Gravitational Theory
Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2024/07/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/06/03, listed until 2024/12/03)
Position Description:    

A 2+1 year postdoctoral position will become available as early as September 2024 in the Qubits and Spacetime Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology ( led by Philipp Höhn. The research of the unit lies broadly at the interface of quantum gravity, high-energy physics, quantum information and foundations, focusing on general questions in and around quantum gravity. Current research interests include finite regions, entropies and algebras in gauge theory and gravity, quantum reference frames, spacetime thermodynamics, gravitational observables, and quantum error correction in gauge theory and gravity. For further information on the group, see

Candidates with an interest in any of these or related topics are encouraged to apply.

OIST currently harbors several units in quantum gravity and quantum information science and regularly hosts international workshops, seminars and visitors in these areas, providing for a stimulating research environment. The unit will provide support for traveling and hosting collaborators. The Qubits and Spacetime Unit is a node of the international consortium Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime (QISS,, funded by the Templeton Foundation.

The successful candidate will contribute to the research program of the Qubits and Spacetime Unit, but is also encouraged to carry out self-designed projects. Active participation in group seminars and meetings is expected, as well as in assisting with their organization. The successful candidate may also contribute to mentoring students. 

Completed PhD in theoretical physics or mathematics by the time of employment. Background in one or several of the following topics: quantum gravity, quantum information, quantum field theory, quantum foundations, quantum many-body physics or mathematical physics. Fluency in English. 

Starting Date:
The starting date is flexible and can be as early as September 2024.

Term & Working hours: 
Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years with possibility of a third year extension (subject to funding). 

Compensation & Benefits: 
Besides a regular salary, we pay a housing allowance of up to 80% of the rent. Additional benefits: 

How to Apply:
Apply by uploading your Submission Documents through Academic Jobs Online under the link For further information please see or contact Philipp Höhn under 

Submission Documents: 

Application Due Date: 
Applications will be screened as they come in. Preferably they should be received by July 1st, 2024, though applications can still be submitted until the position is filled.

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 forest land 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. 

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 Info:
email address
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, JAPAN