Call for Professors and Assistant Professors

IST Austria
September 06 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

IST Austria ( invites applications for


  • Life Sciences, in particular in molecular life sciences, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics

  • Neuroscience such as molecular, cellular, systems and computational neuroscience

  • Physics, in particular in condensed matter physics and photonics, as well as in bio- and soft matter physics

IST Austria is searching for experimentalists, outstanding theoreticians will be considered as well.

  • Computer Science and Data Science

Applicants in software systems (operating, distributed, database systems), algorithms, machine learning, and robotics are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Mathematics, Statistics and Optimization

We offer:

  • Competitive start-up package and salary

  • Guaranteed, annual base funding

  • Support and benefits for acquiring third party funds

  • State-of the art facilities and a wide range of scientific support services

  • Multiple positions are open

IST Austria is a young international institute dedicated to world-class basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research labs. Currently 40 research groups are active in the fields of biology, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, and computer science. The institute will grow to about 90 research groups by 2026. We hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds. Our working language is English. The campus of IST Austria is located about 15 km distant from Vienna, a city with high quality of life.

Candidates for tenured positions must be internationally accomplished scientists in their respective research fields and have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.

Assistant Professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are evaluated by international peers. The outcome of this evaluation determines if an Assistant Professor is promoted to a tenured Professor position.

Successful candidates are expected to apply for external research funds and participate in graduate teaching.

Please apply online at:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, as well as a research statement, including a description of the most important scientific achievements and planned future research activities.

The closing date for applications is November 2, 2017.

IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity. Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

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