Assistant Professor in Chemistry at the Institute of Science and Technology
Austria Institue of Science and Technology

We invite applications for several open positions in all areas of the above-mentioned disciplines as well as in related and interdisciplinary fields, such as earth and environmental sciences.

Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition, we especially welcome applications from the following areas: Data science, including statistics, optimization, machine learning, bioinformatics, computational science, numerical methods, simulation, and visualization Chemistry, including biochemistry, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials chemistry Computer systems, including distributed and operating systems, databases, networks, and robotics.

ST Austria ( is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our Ph.D. program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups. We hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds and our working language is English. The campus of IST Austria is located close to Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world. Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor. Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.

We offer:

•    Highly international and interdisciplinary research environment that attracts outstanding PhD students and postdocs 
•     State-of the art facilities and a wide range of scientific support services, such as nanofabrication facilityelectron microscopy facilitybioimaging facilitylife science facilitymechanical and electronic machine shopscientific computing facilitypreclinical facility (rodents), chemistry facilities (will be opened in 2021) 
•     Competitive start-up package and salary 
•     Guaranteed, annual base funding 
•     Support for acquiring third-party funds 
•     Wide portfolio of career support such as mentoring and coaching 
•     Child-care facilities on campus (for children from 3 months till 6 years old)


Your application includes your curriculum vitae (with a list of publications), and a research statement including a description of your scientific accomplishments and planned research activities. 
If your application passes the first round of selection we will contact your referees. We will invite all shortlisted applicants for interviews, which usually take place from January to April. We will confirm receipt of your application immediately and notify you about its status at the latest six months after the call deadline. 
We will also accept applications after the deadline. However, then the decision making may take longer, as we prefer to process applications, whenever possible, in parallel.

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