Join the team

If you would like to join the team as student intern, (external) MSc student, PhD student or postdoc, please contact Sylvia Cremer with details on your CV and research interest.

Student interns: please see the ISTern Program of IST Austria

PhD students: please see the IST Austria Graduate School

Postdocs: please see the ISTplus funding scheme of IST Austria


PhD student – DEADLINE for application 08.01.2020


We seek for a highly motivated student to join our team working on the social immunity in ant colonies. The PhD thesis will be integrated in our ERC project ( to elucidate how ant colonies as a whole reach disease defence by the cooperative actions of its members. In particularly, we study the behavioural interaction of the individuals, their chemical communication and hygiene measures, as well as their individual immune responses.

If you are interested, please send an email with your CV and motivation letter to Sylvia Cremer, IST Austria:


Please note that PhD students are accepted to the general IST Austria Graduate school and are affiliated to a research group after a training period (rotations in research groups and coursework). All applications hence need to be formally submitted to the IST Austria Graduate School with a deadline of January 8th, 2020 (



March 11th 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Shining evolutionary light on sleep and health

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  • Charles Nunn, Duke University
February 13th 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Colony composition, division of labor, and fitness in the clonal raider ant

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  • Yuko Ulrich, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
January 30th 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Pheromones as modulators of cognitive phenomena and experience-dependent behaviors in insects

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  • David Baracchi, University of Florence, Italy