Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Professor positions in Chemistry

IST Austria
Austria (AT), 3400 Klosterneuburg (near Vienna)
Aug 21, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Job Type
Full time

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria invites applications for several open positions in all areas of

Chemistry including materials chemistry, physical chemistry, synthetic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, chemical physics, chemical and structural biology

We offer:

  • A highly international and interdisciplinary research environment with English as working language on campus
  • State-of the art facilities and scientific support services ( Among others, a state-of-the-art NMR facility will be opened soon, and additional scientific service units will be added as IST Austria is growing, leaving flexibility to adapt facilities to new research directions
  • Competitive start-up package and salary
  • Guaranteed annual base funding including funding for PhD students and postdocs
  • Wide portfolio of career support
  • Child-care facilities and support on campus

IST Austria ( is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. Last year’s normalized Nature Index ranked IST Austria No. 3 among the world’s best research institutions, highlighting that the young institute is already very successful in the research directions it pursues.

IST Austria will further grow and plans to expand specifically into chemistry. With the hire of new faculty members, new infrastructure and scientific services will be set up.

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, and we hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds. 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.

Please apply online at:

The closing date for applications is October 30, 2020.

IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity. We strive for increasing the number of women, particularly in fields where they are underrepresented, and therefore we strongly encourage female researchers to apply.

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