We are looking for a postdoc or staff scientist to work on experiments on cold alkali atoms integrated with nanophotonics devices for research into trapping and nonlinear optics/single photon generation. Position is for 2 to 4 years, depending on the candidate and can be at a junior (postdoc) or senior (staff scientist, 5 years post-PhD) level. The successful candidate will join an existing experiment to work with the PhD students and other researchers. Staff scientist positions may be extended further. Candidates must hold (or soon hold) a PhD in a relevant area in experimental atomic physics (cold/ultracold atoms) and be excited about the prospect of working in a very international environment in Japan. Some teaching opportunities may be provided to the right candidate.
More details about our group can be found here: https://groups.oist.jp/light OIST hosts a vibrant quantum research community including the groups of Thomas Busch, Artur Ekert, David Elkouss, Kae Nemoto, Síle Nic Chormaic, Philipp Höhn, Denis Konstantinov, Nic Shannon, Hiroki Takahashi, and Jason Twamley. OIST recently became a quantum hub within Japan https://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/944572
English is the working language of our 10-year old university, located on the beautiful subtropical island of Okinawa in southern Japan. An international level salary and attractive relocation package will be offered to the successful candidate and their immediate family, with on-campus housing generally available with a generous housing allowance. On-campus child care and schooling also available up to age 7.
Applications accepted until the position is filled.