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. https://phd.pages.ist.ac.at/phd-program-overview/ 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 https://phd.pages.ist.ac.at/ The deadline for PhD applications is January 8th 2018 for a start date in September 2018.