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The Medical University of Vienna is offering 24 fully founded PhD studentships

The Medical University of Vienna is offering 24 fully founded PhD studentships with flexible start time in spring 2023. We encourage ambitious and creative young scientists, who are interested in research in the areas of human-centered technologies and sciences, with an M.Sc. or equivalent degree in (Bio) Engineering, (Bio)Informatics, Cell/Molecular/RNA Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Neurology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Translational Medicine or a related field to develop their original research project with the support of our renowned and international scientist.

Our university is a leader in transnational medical science and has an excellent infrastructure that invites you to conduct research and network with your peers. Last but not least, our university is home to a dynamic international research community that is constantly growing and is well networked both nationally and internationally. The campus is located in the heart of Vienna, which has been one of the top 3 most liveable cities in the world for years. Furthermore, Austria as a research location offers young scientists many job opportunities even after graduation.

As a PhD student, you become part of our university staff and as such are fully entitled to salary, health insurance, and benefit from wellness and continuing education opportunities that we offer to our employees. EU citizens do not have to pay tuition fees for their Ph.D. studies at our university. The ÖH fee of rd EUR 25 is the only fee charged per semester. There are tuition fee waiver schemes for non-EU citizens that make doctoral education at our university very affordable. For more information about our Ph.D. programs, Ph.D. student life, salaries and tuition fees, please visit our website.

About the application

Applications have to do be made via the University online application portal, please click here for full details. All open PhD studentships are advertised on our website, and applicants can choose up to 3 projects of interest.

Interviews: Online interviews will take place mid of December, 2022 and campus visit will take place end of January, 2023 for successful PhD applicants.

For further information on our PhD programs and open positions, please visit our website.

For inquiries about the application process, please feel free to contact our PhD recruiting Manager at

Closing date for application

20th of November, 2022

 About the general admission requirements

– Master degree (or equivalent)

– Very good English language skills (Language proof only at admission required)

– Proof of full (3) Covid vaccination (required by law for all employees of any medical related institute in Austria)

For the application procedure, you must submit all diplomas and certificates in English or German. You may do the translation yourself for the application process. At admission you will need to provide us with an official translation of the documents.

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