Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Skoltech integrates strong graduate educational programs and cutting-edge basic and applied research with an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship to establish a new model for advancing knowledge, developing technology, and creating economic value for Russia and the world.Main structural units of Skoltech are Centers for Research, Education and Innovation (CREI), each with a focus of its own within the priority areas of the institute: IT, Biomedicine, Energy, Space, Entrepreneurship & Innovation as well as cross-cutting disciplines. CREIs pursue top-notch interdisciplinary research in their fields, deliver world-class graduate education programs which are aligned with a European (Bologna) structure in a Russian context, and generate results that can form the basis for innovation and entrepreneurship activities at Skoltech and in Russian industry. You are welcome to learn more about the CREI concept here.

All Skoltech faculty members are affiliated with one of the CREIs, while also free and encouraged to participate in the research projects of other centers. Accordingly, our vacancies are tied to CREIs.

By now, nine CREIs have been established:

Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage

Skoltech Center for Energy Systems

Skoltech Center for Data-Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials

Skoltech Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials

Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery

Skoltech Space Center 

Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering.

Candidates with expertise in one (or more) of these research areas are welcome to apply for tenured and tenure-track positions to begin in the Fall of 2015 or early 2016.  Please check the Vacancies section of our new faculty search website for details.  More vacancies will be published as soon as they are available. Internationally competitive salary and benefits, research start-up packages, and opportunities for substantial research funding will be provided.

How to apply

Faculty positions:

Our new application round # 8 is now open! Please check out our new faculty search website for details on vacancies and application procedure, and submit your application by August 15, 2015.  Enquiries and questions can be sent to 

Applications must be received by  August 15, 2015 to be assured of receiving consideration in this round of recruitment.

Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.