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 the IST Austria 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, supporting 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 50-60 PhD candidates in the 2020 admissions round.
The application deadline is January 8, 2020 (11:59PM CET), for a start in September 2020.
IST Austria is committed to equality and diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].
Students who will have a bachelor’s degree level qualification (or above) by September 2020 are eligible to apply. We invite PhD applications in the following subject areas:
In 2019, IST Austria was ranked #3 in the world-wide Nature Index ranking (normalized).