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 in biochemistry, genomics, and structural biology are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE and DATA SCIENCE: Applicants in software systems and algorithms are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS and OPTIMIZATION
  • NEUROSCIENCE (such as molecular, cellular, systems, and theoretical neuroscience): Applicants using advanced imaging and/or molecular techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • PHYSICS: Applicants in condensed matter physics, bio- and soft matter physics, chemical and atomic physics are particularly encouraged to apply. IST Austria is in the process of building up a new physics cluster including a micro- and nanofabrication facility (300 m2 clean room ISO classes 5-7). While at present our main focus is on experimental physics, outstanding theoreticians will be considered as well.

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.

Apply here for Professor and Assistant Professor.