Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)

392 18797Position ID: ISTAustria-POSTDOC2 [#18797]
Position Title: Postdoc Research Group Kwan
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria 3400, Austria [map]
Subject Area: Discrete Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/28, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2022/04/28)
Position Description:    

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Full Time
Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria 
 € 56.000 gross/year* 

IST Austria is growing. Grow with us! IST Austria is a growing international institute for conducting frontier research in mathematics, computer science, and the life and physical sciences. We recruit passionate professionals from all over the world and from all fields who support our goals of excellence in research and science management. Located on a beautiful campus on the outskirts of Vienna, we offer numerous opportunities for personal growth in a stable working environment. 

Postdoc position in Discrete Mathematics 
The research group of Matthew Kwan has an opening for (at least) one postdoctoral researcher. 
 Applicants should have: 
• Strong expertise in combinatorics, discrete probability, or related areas. 
• A solid publication record, matching the current career stage. 
• High motivation and a proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research group. 
• Excellent command of English. 

About the location
Kwan's group is located at IST Austria, which is an English-speaking research institute in the Vienna woods. Apart from Kwan's new group, IST has several research groups in related areas of geometry, topology, probability and theoretical computer science. More information can be found on the IST website:

About the position:

  • Starting time and duration are negotiable, ranging from 1-3 years.
  • The salary will be at least 56000EUR gross. Health and pension benefits are included.
  • Funding is available for conference travel, etc.
  • There are no teaching obligations, but there is the possibility to teach in the IST graduate school.
Your benefits:
  • Education & training 
  • Cafeteria 
  • Childcare 
  • Free shuttle bus 
  • Multiple health offers 
  • Pension insurance 
Please apply directly to Matthew Kwan (, with a CV and a short (e.g. 3-5 page) description of your research interests and accomplishments. Please also arrange for at least two reference letters to be sent to the same address.

Evaluation of candidates will begin on November 30, 2021.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to apply concurrently to the IST-BRIDGE program (with deadline 5 November):

 * This position comes with possible overpayment depending on education, qualification and work experience. IST Austria processes your personal data in accordance with the law. For more information, please refer to

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