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There are many ways to a meaningful career, in and outside of academia. IST Austria Career Services are dedicated to inform, advise, and support students and postdocs on career matters. We encourage our young scientists to think about how to shape their careers and which necessary skills and experience they need to acquire to reach their career goals.
IST Austria Career Services provide support at every stage of the career development process. We inform PhD students and postdocs about job opportunities in all relevant sectors, organize regular events to learn more about these opportunities, and help figuring out which career step to take next. Furthermore, we also support students and postdocs when applying for a post.
Students and postdocs can participate in soft skills workshops, which are organized regularly in house, to broaden their set of skills. In addition, they can book one-on-one career meetings to discuss individual questions, and have access to a comprehensive online portal.
It is never too soon to prepare for one’s next move. Hereby making rushed career decisions can be avoided. We recommend that students and postdocs start planning at least one year before the contract expires.
Administration and Scientific Services
Continuous employee development plays an important role in achieving the goals of IST Austria. Thus, the Institute supports its employees in acquiring knowledge and skills in accordance to their needs, by providing a mix of on-the-job and internal/external training measures.
State-of-the-art technical knowledge is required for delivering high quality services. IST employees have the opportunity to attend external trainings/workshops in Austria and Europe or visit other research institutions in Europe (supported through the Erasmus+ program) in order to develop skills or to stay up-to-date.
Social interaction is key for an effective and well performing organization. What we do matters, but also how we do it and how we work together. IST Austria offers a broad range of on campus trainings for social skills as well as the opportunity to attend external trainings/workshops.
More than 60 different nationalities are collaborating at IST Austria. The working language of its community is English. In order to promote the proficiency of language skills, IST Austria offers regular language courses (English and German) for all employees on campus.
IST Austria supports supervisors on all levels with specific leadership trainings and programs. The continuous development of these skills enables supervisors to face day-to-day challenges and to act as a responsible leader.
Erasmus+ for scientists and employees of Administration and Scientific Services
Find out more about Erasmus+ here.