IST Austria is dedicated to basic research and graduate education. Currently active fields of research include biology, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, and computer science. IST Austria is committed to become a world-class research center with up to 1000 scientists and doctoral students by 2026. The institute has an interdisciplinary campus, an international faculty and student body, as well as state-of-the-art-facilities. The working language is English.

IST Austria invites applications for TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR and TENURED PROFESSOR positions to lead independent research groups in all areas, as well as cross-disciplinary areas of

  • BIOLOGY: Applicants using quantitative approaches at the interface between experiments and theory are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • CHEMISTRY: Applicants at the interface to Physics or Biology are particularly encouraged to apply. While at present our main focus is on experimental chemistry, outstanding theoreticians will be considered as well.
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • MATHEMATICS
  • NEUROSCIENCE (such as molecular, cellular, systems neuroscience): Applicants using advanced imaging and/or cutting edge molecular techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • PHYSICS: Applicants in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Bio- and Soft Matter Physics are particularly encouraged to apply. While at present our main focus is on experimental physics, outstanding theoreticians will be considered as well.

Apply here for Professor and Assistant Professor.

We encourage researchers with 6 or more years of leading an independent research group to apply for the position of Professor. Candidates for senior positions must be internationally accomplished scientists in their respective fields.

Successful candidates will be offered highly competitive research budgets and salaries. Faculty members are expected to apply for external research funds and participate in graduate teaching.

IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equality. Our Dual Career Service office provides special support for dual-career couples. Female researchers are encouraged to apply.