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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:03:32 -0500
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The OSTA Washington would like to highlight that the Institute of Science
and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified
candidates to apply for its ISTScholar PhD program.

IST Austria offers fully-funded PhD positions in the natural and
mathematical sciences in a world-class research environment on the
outskirts of Vienna. Students can pursue doctoral research within the
following research clusters:
Biology |  Computer Science |  Data Science & Scientific Computing |
Mathematics |  Neuroscience |  Physics

Moreover, IST Austria's PhD program is characterized by innovative training
with a special focus on interdisciplinarity, close mentoring by outstanding
faculty within small research groups, and access to first-rate facilities.
Students spend the first year completing coursework and rotations before
choosing a thesis group and passing the qualifying exam.

Students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field are
encouraged to apply. IST Austria offers internationally competitive
salaries co-funded by an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant, full health
benefits, and subsidized on-campus housing in the first year.

For more information about the ISTScholar PhD program and application
process, as well as faculty profiles, please visit our website at

The deadline for PhD applications is January 8th 2018 for a start date in
September 2018.