Highly qualified candidates who have recently completed doctoral studies or equivalent in the natural or computer sciences, mathematics or any related discipline are eligible to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position at IST Austria. A postdoctoral fellow can be appointed for a period of up to four years. The appointment is decided by the head of a research group (Professor or Assistant Professor) and is subject to the availability of sufficient funds for the salary of the postdoctoral fellow and a formal approval of the Academic Affairs division. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, and those interested in a postdoctoral position at IST Austria should contact the respective group leader directly.

The Schur Lab has an opening for a PostDoc at IST Austria. The group’s research focuses on the “in-situ” structural characterization of dynamic events in cell migration and viral infection that involve proteins of the actin cytoskeleton and associated regulators. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in learning and developing new techniques in the field of cryo-electron tomography. Applicants should have a background in cell biology or structural biology. Prior experience in mammalian cell culture methods, live-cell imaging and cryo-electron microscopy is highly valued. Please find more details in the job ad.


There is a postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory and quantum dynamics in the group of Maksym Serbyn. Applications are invited for these postdoctoral positions, with areas of interest that include (but not limited to) many-body localization, quantum dynamics in isolated systems and its numerical simulations, superconductivity, and non-equilibrium properties of solids. Active collaborations with other research groups at IST Austria (theoretical and experimental) will be encouraged. Please find more details in the following document.

The Danzl Group has currently openings for postdocs with a physics or biology background (or related disciplines), PhD students, and undergraduate student interns.

Professor Simon Hippenmeyer is currently looking for postdocs. Candidates with a strong background in Molecular Biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with next generation sequencing, live-imaging or mouse genetics is an asset. Postdoc candidates send their application including CV, and statement of motivation and research interests to simon.hippenmeyer@remove-this.ist.ac.at.

Siegert group is looking for highly motivated postdocs with a strong interest to work at the intersection of neuroscience and immunology. Our lab addresses questions of how the nervous- and the immune system interact with each over during development, aging and disease. We combine cell and molecular approaches in mouse and human model systems. The ideal candidate has a PhD in biology, genetics, medicine or related fields. Experience in the field of immunology and (retinal) neurodevelopment, as well as in techniques of next generation sequencing and live-imaging is an asset.

Good communication skills and fluency in English are essential. The official language of the institute is English. Postdoc candidates send their application including CV, statement of motivation and research interests and the address of two references to sandra.siegert@remove-this.ist.ac.at.

In the group of Professor Vladimir Kolmogorov a postdoc position in the area of discrete optimization is available immediately. For detailed information see the postdoc ad.

Additionally, the institute has set up a program for exceptional postdoctoral researchers, which is partially funded by the European Union, ISTplus. For more information about the program and the online application process, please refer to the ISTplus webpage.