Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is victim of a targeted cyberattack
On November 2, 2022, the Institute was forced to take all servers used for the Institute’s operations offline, including the e-mail servers.
For several days, the IT department of the Institute had been noticing increased attacks, which could initially be repelled. However, after the attacks intensified, the entire research facility was taken offline for security reasons.
Together with external supporters, ISTA is currently working to put all technical and legal measures in place to eliminate and minimize the consequences of the attack. Details about the extent of the attack are still under investigation.
Information for applicants
Annual Call for Faculty
The annual deadline for faculty applications has passed on October 27, 2022. All applications have been received and the institute will proceed with the recruiting procedure as soon as possible. The faculty application portal is closed until further notice.
ISTA PhD Program
The application submission portal (https://apply.app.ist.ac.at) is currently off-line, however the application deadline remains January 8, 2023. We still plan to have the Virtual Student Open Day take place on November 24, 2022, however the registration portal is currently offline. Please monitor the ISTA Graduate School website (https://phd.pages.ist.ac.at – once operational), as well as ISTA social media channels for updates.
IST-BRIDGE Postdoctoral Call
As the application submission portal (https://apply.app.ist.ac.at) is currently offline, the planned upcoming deadline (05/11/22) will be postponed. Please monitor the ISTA website, as well as ISTA social media channels for updates.
Onboarding new scientists (interns, postdocs)
The portal is currently offline. We are committed to ensuring your stay at ISTA starts as scheduled. If you still need to submit documents for your stay, please have your documents ready for submission as soon as the portal opens again. Please monitor the ISTA website, as well as ISTA social media channels for updates.
Recruiting for non-scientific positions
Please send your applications to email@example.com
Journalist in Residence
We received all applications until the deadline October 31, 2022 and are currently surveying them. We will reach out to all applicants as soon as possible.
All upcoming events will take place as scheduled:
- Monday, November 7: Institute Colloquium by Benny Sudakov (ETH)
- Tuesday, November 8: Men and Women In Science Panel Event, Raiffeisen Lecture Hall at ISTA, 5 – 7 pm
- Wednesday, November 9: Roadshow Ecoplus – House of Digitization, Raiffeisen Lecture Hall at ISTA, 7 – 8 pm
- Thursday, November 10: ISTA Science and Society Lecture by Misha Glenny (IWM – Institute for Human Sciences), Raiffeisen Lecture Hall at ISTA, 5 – 6 pm
- Monday, November 14: Institute Colloquium by Vincent Taisson (ETH), Raiffeisen Lecture Hall at ISTA, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Thursday, November 24: Virtual Student Open Day (see ISTA PhD Program above)
Since the event registration platform is not operational, please participate without registration and monitor the ISTA website as well as ISTA’s social media channels for updates.