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Fully-Funded PhD Positions in Biology, Computer Science, Data Science & Scientific Computing, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics and Chemistry

Institute of Science and Technology Austria - IST Austria | Klosterneuburg, Austria


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, data science, physics, chemistry and materials 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 2021 admissions round. ‍ The application deadline is January 8, 2022 (11:59PM CET), for a PhD start date in September 2022. Apply now: ‍ ************************************************************** Join us on our Virtual Student Open Day on November 26, 2021! More information and registration: ************************************************************** IST Austria is committed to equality and diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ************************************************************** Benefits * International and Diverse Scientific Community Our scientists, from professors to postdocs to students, hail from all corners of the world, representing over 70 different nationalities, and building on research and degrees earned from the finest global scientific institutes and universities. *English-Speaking We use English throughout the institute as the language of instruction and communication. *Interdisciplinary Our Graduate Program is characterized by modern comprehensive training with a special focus on interdisciplinarity. *Cutting-edge Research Training Students work closely with outstanding faculty within small research groups and have access to first-rate facilities. Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before affiliating with a group. This first phase of exploration allows students to be sure that the research topic, as well as the research group, are the best match for them before they embark on in-depth thesis research in the second phase. *Entry with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree We welcome students with a bachelor’s or a master’s in science to apply to our PhD program. *Funding In all fields of research, funding is a very important topic. IST Austria relies on diverse funding sources to support all its researchers. The Grant Office is there to support IST scientists who would like to apply for external funding. All PhD students are offered 5-year contracts. All students making reasonable progress are fully funded until the time of their thesis defense. Students also receive financial support to attend scientific conferences and workshops during their studies. *Careers Our distinguished alumni have gone on to successful careers after their PhD studies at IST Austria. PhD students receive support through our mentorship and career development programs which focus on training in transferable skills for academia and beyond. Throughout their studies, PhD students are supported by Career Services, which provides career development advice and training. There are also regular TWIST talks organized by the Technology Transfer Office, which aim to support researchers in the commercial development and use of their research results. ‍

Last updated: 5 November 2021

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