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Deadline: 2019-12-21
Location: Okinawa, Japan

Postdoctoral position in Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory, Okinawa, Japan

Applications are invited for a 2-year 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 2020. The successful applicant will work in the group lead by Prof. Reiko Toriumi.

Responsibilities
1. The candidate is expected to actively contribute to the research program of Gravity, Quantum Geometry and Field Theory group including meetings and seminars, and to mentor student research.
2. The candidate must have a clear research plan, 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 is provided.

Qualifications
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, responsible, and respectful researcher.
3. Demonstrates excellent oral and written English.

Term
Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years, starting Fall 2020. There may be an opportunity to renew it.

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

Benefits
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)
3. CV including publication list
4. Three reference letters to be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15506

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

Application deadline
The review of the applications will start on December 21st 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. The applications received by December 21st 2019 are guaranteed full consideration.