Dear Colleague,
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates to apply for our ISTScholar PhD program. We offer fully-funded PhD positions in the natural and mathematical sciences in a dynamic research environment on the outskirts of Vienna.
Our PhD program is characterized by innovative training with a special focus on interdisciplinarity, close mentoring within small research groups, and access to outstanding facilities. Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before choosing a thesis group and passing the qualifying exam. Our PhD graduates have gone on to top positions in academia and industry all over the world.
Students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics, and related areas are encouraged to apply. We offer internationally competitive salaries co-funded by an EU Marie-Curie-Sklodowska grant, full health benefits, and subsidized on-campus housing in the first year.
For more information about the ISTScholar PhD program and application process, as well as faculty profiles, please visit our website at, or come to our Student Open Day on November 20th (register at: The deadline for applications is January 8th 2016 for a start date in September 2016.
Yours sincerely,
Hania Köver
Graduate School Office
Institute of Science and Technology Austria

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