Assistant Professor in Medical Physics

Applications for this position closed on Sunday 30th November, 2014
Location:  Okinawa, Japan
Number of positions:  1


Assistant Professor in Medical Physics [Reference V1402]

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Assistant Professor in Medical Physics [Reference V1402]

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Physics.

Under special circumstances involving exceptional academic merit, candidates at untenured Associate Professor level may be considered.

We seek an exceptional scientist with an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in Radiation Physics, Radiobiology or Medical Imaging, including the development of new imaging techniques. Interested applicants might also wish to look at this related position, Associate Professor or Professor in Medical Physics [Reference V1403] (

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree, with demonstrated excellence and innovation in research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, teach and supervise graduate students, and participate in the academic life and governance of OIST. Generous institutional support will be provided, including startup costs, researcher salaries, operating costs and space in striking new laboratory buildings.

OIST has 52 faculty members and over 380 researchers, with opportunities for collaboration in a wide range of fields including life sciences such as cell biology, neurobiology, genomics, structural biology, and systems biology; and physical sciences such as surface science, nanotechnology, novel and functional materials, quantum physics, and biophysics.

OIST emphasizes interdisciplinary research based on strong core research areas and is committed to investment in state-of-the-art instrumentation. There are no departments, and the laboratory design is open. Research resources and equipment are managed to encourage easy access and collaborative research between research units.

OIST is an English-language graduate university, offering a world-class research environment in an area of distinctive culture, unique ecology, and outstanding natural beauty. The research community is highly international, with faculty, staff and students drawn from over 40 different countries. Attractive housing, after-school programs, and child care are all available on campus.

OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.

More details regarding the advantages of working at OIST, and instructions on how to apply are available from For more information about this position, please contact the search committee at The preferred deadline for applications is 30th November 2014, but applications received up until December 31st 2014 will be considered. Interviews will be held on the OIST campus in January and February 2015.

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