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 40 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.