Postdoctoral researchers take their next career steps at IST Austria.


Highly qualified candidates who have recently completed their PhD 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.

IST Austria brings together the faculty, facilities, and support to help postdocs develop the skills necessary for their next career steps elsewhere. Postdocs interact closely with colleagues from different fields through joint projects and events, and have access to state-of-the art facilities from bioimaging to nanofabrication and scientific computing.

A postdoctoral fellow can be appointed for a period of up to five years. Candidates are selected by the head of a research group (Professor or Assistant Professor). If you are interested in a postdoctoral position at IST Austria please contact the respective group leader directly. In addition, IST Austria has set up the ISTplus postdoctoral program for exceptional researchers, which is partially funded by the European Union.

To learn more about the ISTplus postdoctoral program, review the Guide for Applicants, or to begin your application please click here.

Postdoc Association

The Postdoc Association (PDA) represents the post-doctoral researchers of IST Austria. The goal of the PDA is to support and improve the research and social environment for postdocs at the IST Austria.

In particular, the responsibilities of the PDA are communicating with the other bodies of the Institute (administration, graduate students, faculty) in an efficient and concise manner, organizing events, proposing and realizing scientific events, such as workshops (career planning, grant proposal writing), establishing ties to other PDAs in the vicinity of the Institute, and organizing the Postdoc Mentoring Program.


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