12 ISTplus Postdoctoral Positions for International Applicants in Austria, 2018

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria is inviting applications for up to 12 ISTplus Postdocs Positions in Austria. Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply for these positions.

The ISTplus postdoc program is funded through the Marie Sk?Sklodowska-Curie Actions, a type of co-funding for regional, national and international programs that finance fellowships involving mobility to or from another country.

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is a young international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical sciences, located in Klosterneuburg on the outskirts of Vienna.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Positions are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: ISTplus is a coherently integrated program with strong monitoring, evaluation, and follow-up. It offers two-year fellowships for highly qualified, incoming postdocs with the following features:
    • Open, bottom-up international recruiting process
    • Truly interdisciplinary research options
    • Targeted Competence Building program
    • Secondment scheme with an intersectoral network of partners
  • Scholarship Award: 

    ISTplus fellows receive 2-year, full time employment contracts with an internationally competitive salary and full social security coverage. In addition to this salary, every ISTPlus fellow will receive at the beginning of their fellowship a single paid relocation allowance amounting to EUR 2.000. Furthermore, a single additional allowance of EUR 1.000 is paid to researchers with families.

    Research Environment
    The ISTplus program offers a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment. Research group leaders are at the forefront of their respective fields and have been decorated with many awards and grants for their scientific achievements, among them more than 30 ERC grants. Labs are equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation and Scientific Service Units offer facilities and know-how on an international level.

    Beyond academia
    IST Austria established a network of partners from non-academic institutions in industry and the public sector. Opportunities for paid “intersectoral” internships are part of the ISTPlus program.  For information on organizations that have already declared an interest in working with ISTplus postdocs please visit our external partners page.

    Career Development
    Workshops related to career development and transferable skills are available to ISTplus fellows. Career counseling is also available to ISTplus postdocs.

    Family Services
    IST Austria has an onsite daycare.  Reserving a spot in the daycare is subject to availability.

    Depending upon availability, a room in the on-campus guesthouse or apartments can be rented, giving incoming postdocs time to find more permanent accommodation.

    The official language of the institute is English. In order to help fellows integrate in the host country, IST offers German-language courses on campus.

  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: Applicants from all around the world
  • Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply for these positions.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • Applicants must fulfill the Marie Curie mobility requirements in order to be selected.  Applicants must either be relocating to Austria or, if they currently live in Austria or have previously lived in Austria, candidates are only eligible if they have been in Austria for a total of less than 12 months during the 3 years previous to the deadline of the respective Call.
      • Before issuing of a contract of employment by IST Austria, successful applicants may be required to provide official evidence of their eligibility (e.g. work contracts, utility bills, visa stamps, etc.)
    • You must have formally completed all requirements of your PhD and provide a copy of your diploma prior to the start of your employment (which cannot be later than 5 months after the fellowship offer is issued).
    • Your proposed research must match with the research carried out on campus.
    • Postdocs who are already employed at IST Austria are not eligible to apply.
    • All applications must include the ethics self-assessment form to be considered eligible.
    • For additional requirements related specifically to the applications requirements please carefully review the Guide for Applicants.
  • English Language Requirements: The official language of the institute is English. In order to help fellows integrate into the host country, IST offers German-language courses on campus.

International Scholarships

Application Procedure:

All applications must be submitted using IST Austria’s online application tool.

How to Apply:  This is the section for uploading documents. For your application to be considered complete and eligible you must upload the following:

  • Career motivation letter
  • CV
  • Research statement/proposal (preferably 2-3 pages)
  • Completed Ethical Issues Table (available here).
  • The ethical issues table must be fully completed. If it is determined that you have uploaded an incomplete ethical issues table, you will be asked to re-submit a completed table, provided your application was otherwise complete and submitted by the deadline. *All documents must be in pdf format.

Application Form

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