Open positions

IST Austria is a growing institute and we are constantly looking for motivated PhD students, postdocs and interns. Please, scroll down for relevant information.

PhD Program

We have a centralized US-style graduate school, with a centralized admission process. More information about the PhD program is available at the web site of graduate school.

Our yearly call for PhD students has a deadline in early January. Application is free of charge and must be submitted online. Students are also encouraged to contact their perspective host group.

If you are interested in our PhD program, but the deadline is too far away or just passed, there may be internship opportunities available. Please, inquire with the research group of your interest.

Postdoctoral positions

There are two ways in which you can apply to do an internship at IST Austria: the ISTPlus postdoctoral fellowship and group postdoctoral positions that are described below.

  • How to apply : via our open call
  • Duration: 2 years
  • The ISTPlus postdoctoral fellowship has a centralized application and admission process. This is a prestigious program where you have ample opportunity to take part in the vibrant research scene at IST Austria.
  • How to apply: directly to individual professor
  • When they take place: anytime throughout the year
  • Duration: up to five years

Internships

There are two ways in which you can apply to do an internship at IST Austria: the ISTernship summer program and year-round scientific internships that are described below. Which route you opt for depends mostly on your availability. If you’re available for an internship during the summer (May – September), you are encouraged to apply for the ISTernship, the deadline for which is yearly in February. Otherwise, please apply directly to the research group. If you have any questions about our internships, feel free to contact us by writing us an Email.

  • How to apply : via our yearly open call
  • When they take place: in summer (May-Sep)
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks
  • The ISTernship summer program is an internship program with a centralized application and admission process. The benefits of joining the ISTernship program are that you will be part of an international group of interns and have the opportunity to showcase your research results in an ISTernship symposium, attend mini-lectures on a range of research topics specially offered to ISTerns, as well as obtain additional support with housing. This is a prestigious program where you have ample opportunity to take part in the vibrant research scene at IST Austria.
  • How to apply: directly to individual professor
  • When they take place: anytime throughout the year
  • Duration: up to one year
  • The second way you can join as an intern is through year-round scientific internships, which is where you get in touch directly with the faculty member whom you’re interested in working with and agree with them when the internship start and end dates will be. The duration of these internships can be up to one year.