Open positions


We are excited to announce an opening for a postdoc in theoretical/computational soft matter in the Goodrich Group at IST Austria. The successful candidate will use and develop state-of-the art numerical approaches, which have strong ties to machine learning techniques, to study complex self-assembly in disordered and/or bio-inspired systems. A strong background in computational soft matter physics is recommended, and experience in the fields of self-assembly or disordered materials is a plus. The duration of the project will be two years, with the possibility of further extension. 

IST is an interdisciplinary research institute located just outside Vienna.  Though only 11 years old, we already sit at #3 worldwide in Nature’s normalized ranking for research output.  We offer our postdocs competitive salaries and benefits, as well as the possibility for prestigious internal fellowships that can help jumpstart their careers.  Beyond this, working at IST also affords postdocs the opportunity to live in what is consistently ranked as the ‘most liveable city in the world.’ 

To apply, please send a short email to carl.goodrich AT (and cc agnieszka.rowinska AT, with a CV that includes publications and contact information for at least 3 references. Applications received before March 14, 2021 will received full consideration. Women and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

PhD Students 

Prospective Ph.D students should apply directly to the Graduate School at IST Austria. Note that we have a US-style graduate school with centralized admissions — applications cannot be sent directly to the PI.