IST Austria

Computer Vision and
Machine Learning Group

Postdoc Position in Computer Vision

What: Postdoc position
at IST Austria (Lampert group) (100% research, no teaching or administrative duties)

When: flexible

How to apply: Send
  • CV,
  • research statement,
  • list of publications,
  • academic transcripts,
  • contact details for
      three references
  • as a single PDF document to <>.

    Two ERC-funded postdoc positions in Computer Vision are available immediately at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in the group of Christoph Lampert.
    Possible topics include, but are not limited to,
    • visual scene understanding (e.g. object categorization, object detection, ...),

    • transfer learning (e.g. domain adaptation, lifelong learning, ...),

    • semantic image representations (e.g. attributes),

    • structured learning and prediction for computer vision tasks (e.g. semantic segmentation, pose estimation, ...)
    Applicants should hold a PhD in computer vision or a related area of modern image analysis with a solid background in machine learning techniques, such as large-margin methods, deep learning, learning with structured inputs and outputs, and/or probabilistic approaches. A strong research record is required, documented by publications at first-tier conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV) and journals (IJCV, PAMI).
    We are looking for highly motivated and creative individuals who enjoy working in an excellent research environment including adequate funding for equipment and conference travel. The successful candidates will have no mandatory teaching or administrative duties, but they should be motivated to take an active role in the further development of the research group. Good communication skills and fluency in English are required. German language skills are welcome, but not required, as the language on campus is English.
    Conditions of employment: The post-doctoral positions are provided for one or two years with very competitive salary, social benefits, etc. Extensions are possible. The starting date is flexible. There is no fixed deadline, applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

    Application procedure: Formal applications should include CV, a statement of research experience and interests, list of publications, academic transcripts, as well as the contact details of three references. Please send applications as a single PDF document to Prof. Christoph Lampert <>.

    About the institute: IST Austria ( is a new institute that opened its campus near Vienna in 2009. It is dedicated to basic research in the natural sciences and related disciplines ( Established by the Austria Government, IST Austria has substantial funding, allowing for 100 research groups and over 1000 employees and graduate students by 2026. The language of the institute is English.