The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST PC) was established in September 2005 to conduct "best in the world" research and education in science and technology, and to prepare the ground for the creation of a new graduate University in Okinawa. Our concept was to grow the project out of interdisciplinary research in areas that integrate components from biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computation science. OIST provides a world-class research environment in newly completed facilities in an area of distinctive culture, unique ecology, and outstanding natural beauty. OIST is committed to being international with more than 50% of faculty and researchers from outside Japan. The official language of OIST is English. OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.
OIST P.C. is unique in that we are a Japanese government-funded agency, but maintain independence in developing and conducting our research and academic programs. We are fortunate to be located in Okinawa in an area of outstanding natural beauty and to receive strong support from central and local governments to help us in our work of developing a research environment for world-class research and education programs.
We drive towards excellence, and we are committed to developing programs to enable outstanding researchers to be given the opportunity to conduct independent research and to excel in their chosen research topics, as well as extending to talented students the chance to access a world-class education program in Okinawa.
Prof. Jonathan Dorfan, an internationally recognized experimental physicist, has been selected as the President of the graduate university. As the former Director of SLAC at Stanford, he has extensive experience supporting research in particle physics and the broad range of physical, chemical and life sciences that form the diverse program of the X-ray science carried out at SLAC’s synchrotron source and its new X-ray laser.
NOTES: Telecommuting is allowed. International Candidates Will Be Considered.