Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Quantum Machines Unit

Position ID:Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University-Quantum Machines Unit-MAGTRAP [#16821]
Position Title: Senior Experimentalist in Magnetic Quantum Trapping
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Onna-son, Onna-son 904-0495, Japan
Subject Area: Physics / Experimental Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/10/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/09/07, finished 2021/04/17)
Position Description:    

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We have an opening for a Senior Experimental/Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher in the newly established Quantum Machines Unit (QMU), at the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (OIST).

The Quantum Machines Unit seeks to develop hybrid quantum devices – where different types of quantum technologies are married together to build devices with unique functionality e.g. quantum sensors, quantum interfaces, probing the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, novel quantum computing architectures etc. The Unit is focused on developing experimental quantum technology based on the preparation of quantum states of motion using magnetic levitation of small objects in vacuum. Such levitated nanoparticles may prove useful for the investigation of macroscopic Schrodinger Cats – which are useful for precision sensing and probing the fundamental links between gravity and quantum mechanics.

This Unit is headed by Prof Jason Twamley and will begin operation in OIST from mid-2020. The Unit will operate with close communications between the theory and experimental sub-teams and Postdoctoral Researchers will be given the opportunity to assist in the education and training of PhD students, Rotation students and Intern students.

Senior applicants are sought with suitable expertise include backgrounds related to:

  • cyrogenic/low temperature engineering
  • vacuum physics/engineering
  • photonic engineering
  • electronic engineering
  • fabrication and related.

These experimental posts are for two-years with the possibility of renewal.


  • Compensation: In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid ), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

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Interested candidates should email a CV, Cover Letter, BSc, MSc, PhD certificates, and details of 3 referees to

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Contact: Prof Jason Twamley
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Prof J Twamley
Quantum Machines Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, JAPAN
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