PhD studentships open in Vienna

MedUni Vienna | Vienna


The Medical University of Vienna is organizing a general Ph.D. call twice a year and invites applications for all currently open PhD positions in its 18 PhD programs. Our university is a leader in transnational basic and applied (medicine) research and has an excellent infrastructure that invites you to do research, learn state-of-the-art methods and network with your fellow researchers. Our research community is international and constantly growing, as is our campus. Three more research buildings will be added in the next few years. Last but not least, Austria, as a research location, offers young scientists many opportunities after graduation. We currently offer up to 32 fully funded Ph.D. positions to ambitious and creative researchers with a background in (Bio) Physics, (Bio) Engineering, Immunology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, (Bio) Informatics, Computer Science, (Bio) Chemistry, Biology or Cell/Molecular biology or a related field to take their first steps as professional researchers with us. We offer - Interdisciplinary Ph.D. programme that gives you the freedom to tailor parts of your curriculum to suit your individual interests - Cutting-edge basic and applied (medical) research - Interesting projects and tasks - Like-minded colleagues - Supportive environment for personal and professional growth - Modern and highly specialised equipment, such as the Tesla7 - A triple-track system that allows easy access to patients (data) for clinical trials or user feedback - An international and well-connected research community - Advanced training and mentoring programmes - Live and work in one of the most liveable places - Vienna You have/are - Master's degree or equivalent in (bio)physics, (bio)engineering, mathematics, (bio)informatics, computer science, (bio)chemistry, biology or cell/molecular biology, medicine or a related field. - First practical experiences in a relevant research area in the context of an internship, job or project. - Interest in developing new and creative solutions for humans and their health. - Passion for science and interest in a career in research. - Interest in conducting your own research and leading your own project. - Willingness to travel abroad for conferences. - Ability to work both in a team and independently. - Excellent English skills (at least B2 level) - we are an international crowd and English is our working language! About us The Medical University of Vienna (briefly: MedUni Vienna) was founded in 1365 and is now the largest medical university in Europe with about 8.000 students. Within its 30 university hospital departments, two clinical institutes, one museum, 12 theoretical medicine centres and numerous highly specialized laboratories, it is included among the most important cutting-edge research institutes of Europe in the area of biomedicine and biotechnology. Terms The initial contract of the Ph.D. is limited to one year and can be extended until the end of the training (three to four years). The salary is based either on the Austrian collective agreement for university employees and researchers or on the FWF salary agreement. An individual start date is a possibility. Application information Application period: 15.3-30.04.2023 Online application portal: Questions? Contact us at

Last updated: 18 March 2023

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