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Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Fully-Funded PhD Positions
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is a multidisciplinary research institution dedicated to cutting-edge basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Jan 08
Location: Klosterneuburg, Austria
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Fully-Funded PhD Positions

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to apply for our ISTScholar PhD program. We offer fully-funded PhD positions in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics, and data science, in a world-class research environment on the outskirts of Vienna.

Our PhD program is characterized by modern comprehensive training with a special focus on interdisciplinarity, close mentoring by outstanding faculty within small research groups, and access to first-rate facilities. Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before choosing a thesis group. Our PhD graduates have gone on to top positions in academia and industry all over the world.

IST Austria offers internationally competitive PhD salaries co-funded by an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant supporting 4–5 years of study. Applicants must hold either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field of study. We expect to hire between 50-60 PhD candidates for the 2019 admissions round.

The application deadline is January 8, 2019 (11:59PM CET), for a PhD start date in September 2019.

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IST Austria is committed to equality and diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply.


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Eligibility and Subject Areas

Students who will have a bachelor’s degree level qualification (or above) by September 2019 are eligible to apply. We invite PhD applications in the following subject areas:


  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Quantitative Biology
  • Structural Biology
  • Systems Biology


  • Inorganic Chemistry

Computer Science

  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Cryptography and Security
  • Formal Methods and Programming Languages
  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision
  • Scientific Computing and Computer Graphics
  • Software, Distributed, and Embedded Systems

Data Science

  • Bioinformatics
  • Modeling
  • Statistics
  • Topological Data Analysis


  • Algebra / Representation Theory
  • Analysis and Differential Equations
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Geometry / Topology
  • Number Theory
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Probability Theory and Stochastics


  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Computational / Theoretical Neuroscience
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Structural Neuroscience
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Translational Neuroscience


  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Fluid Dynamics / Turbulence
  • Material Science
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Quantum Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Statistical Physics
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