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Postdoctoral researchers take their next career steps at ISTA


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 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA).

Postdocs at ISTA develop the skills necessary for their next career steps elsewhere (career development trainings and workshops). 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.

How to apply

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 ISTA please contact the respective group leader directly.

For more detailed information, please visit our Postdoc website.

Fellowships at ISTA

ISTA offers two fellowship programs for outstanding, external postdoctoral candidates: The NOMIS-ISTA Fellowship program at ISTA supports applicants working at the intersection of two or more scientific disciplines and who show significant scientific leadership potential. The ISTA-Fellow program supports applicants whose proposed research and experience complements those of an existing ISTA research group.

The NOMIS-ISTA Fellowship program is now open for applications (deadline: 13/06/2024). For application documents, deadlines, and other information please see the program webpage.

The ISTA-Fellow program fellowship program is now open for applications (deadline: 12/06/2024). For application documents, deadlines, and other information please see the program webpage.

Postdoc Office

The Postdoctoral Office (PDO) helps Postdocs at ISTA with all (administrative) matters during their stay at ISTA.


Postdoc Association

The Postdoc Association (PDA) represents the postdoctoral researchers of ISTA. The goal of the PDA is to support and improve the research and social environment for postdocs at the ISTA.

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