Fully-funded PhD positions at IST Austria in Biology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Data Science

Fully-funded PhD positions at IST Austria in Biology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Data Science

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)

3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria

Fully-Funded PhD Positions in Biology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Data Science

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST 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 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.

Apply now: https://phd.pages.ist.ac.at/phd-admissions/

To find out more about the IST Austria Graduate School, see: https://phd.pages.ist.ac.at/

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 gradschool@ist.ac.at.

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:

Biology

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

Chemistry

  • 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

Mathematics

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

Neuroscience

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

Physics

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

About IST Austria

Located just outside Vienna, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education, where we transcend the traditional boundaries between disciplines and foster cutting-edge research in natural and mathematical sciences.

IST Austria offers excellent infrastructure, an English-speaking, internationally diverse community, and proximity to Vienna, consistently ranked as one of the most desirable cities to live in in the world.

The President of IST Austria is Thomas A. Henzinger, a leading computer scientist and former professor of the University of California at Berkeley and EPFL Lausanne in Switzerland. The Institute was inaugurated in 2009 and will grow to about 90 research groups by 2026.

The ISTScholar PhD program has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 665385. For more information, see: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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