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Postdoctoral Scholars or Staff Scientists in Macroevolution (Biomechanics, Paleontology, Ichthyology

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University - Faculty Affiars Office
okinawa, Japan
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Closing date
Jun 11, 2022

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The new Marine Macroevolution Unit ( at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is now recruiting four postdoctoral researchers or staff scientists in Ichthyology, Paleontology, Fish Biomechanics, and Systematics/Phylogenetic Comparative Methods ( These positions are available for 3+ years (dependent on progress) and have flexible start dates throughout 2022-2023. All positions will undergo initial review on June 1, 2022.

All unit positions come with research and travel funding, as well as housing, childcare, insurance, and relocation allowances. Researchers at OIST have access to shared facilities and resources with full time staff, including a marine science station, an environmental informatics section, sequencing facilities, imaging lab with micro-CT, a 3D printing and fabrication lab, and a high-powered computing cluster with an array of scientific software.

For full requirements and to apply, please click the links below:

All applications should include:

A Single PDF with Title “LastName_FirstName_PositionArea” including:

  1. Cover letter including brief statements of research interests and interest in the unit (3 pages maximum).
  2. List of top three representative publications (or manuscripts in prep) with one paragraph summary of key findings and scientific value for each.
  3. Contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendations (will be contacted after first evaluation)
  4. Full CV including publication list.

Initial review of applications will begin on June 1, but applications will be accepted until filled.


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