Open Positions


TQM at the Microscale absolutely loves calling ISTA home, and The Call for Faculty Positions at ISTA is now open! ISTA is looking for outstanding group leaders in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, life sciences, mathematics, and physics to join our cutting-edge basic research institute.

-Foster innovation and breakthroughs across disciplines in a world-class, collaborative, and international environment.
– Benefit from ISTA’s top-notch research facilities and scientific support
– Enjoy a lucrative start-up package, salary, and annual base funding
– Career Support: Child-care facilities on campus
– Work and live near Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world.

Together, let’s shape the future of science and technology!

Apply now:

Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Math, and Physics: October 25, 2023
Computer Science: December 1, 2023


We are always looking for motivated students who are excited about quantum materials. Candidates with a strong background in condensed matter physics, materials science, or engineering (both Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) are encouraged to apply to the Graduate School of ISTA. Once admitted into the graduate program, students spend their first year working in 3-4 different research groups. This provides a nice opportunity to explore your research interests and capabilities, and determine which research area and group are a good fit for you. We currently plan to affiliate one new graduate student into TQM each year.


We currently do not have any open positions for Masters Thesis applicants. The application period will open again after May 2024, so please contact us then if you are still interested in working with TQM at the Microscale at ISTA. Future Masters Thesis work will start in September 2024 at the earliest.


We currently do not have any open positions for scientific interns.


We are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher with interest in further developing ultrasound studies of quantum materials. This requires some fabrication or cleanroom experience, and in particular, some familiarity with focused ion beam (FIB) lithography. The application period is currently open and we hope to fill the position by summer 2024.

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