The Medical University of Vienna 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 and institutes will be added to our campus in the next few years. Last but not least, Austria, as a research location, offers young scientists many opportunities even after graduation.

We currently offer up to 21 fully funded Ph.D. positions to ambitious and creative researchers with a background in Neuroscience, Immunology, (Bio) Engineering, (Bio) Informatics, Computer Science, (Bio) Chemistry, (RNA, Cell or Molecular) Biology, Genetics or a related field to take their first steps as professional researchers with us.


We offer

- Interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs 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 daily tasks

- Like-minded colleagues

- Supportive environment for personal and professional growth

- Modern and highly specialised equipment, such as the Tesla7 just to name one example

- 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 programs

- Live and work in one of the most livable places - Vienna


You have/are

- Master's degree or equivalent that is relevant to the open PhD position.

- 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!


Our commitment to You

We believe in what we do. Training the next generation of young scientists is a long tradition of ours! MedUni Vienna has trained doctors and young researchers since 1365 and offers a long tradition in research and education. Here you can work closely with respected academics and researchers while taking your first independent steps as a scientist. Your work will shape the knowledge base of tomorrow's doctors and have a positive influence on the lives of many people. A Ph.D. provides a launchpad for an esteemed vocation doing meaningful work while crafting a career you love. For more detail on our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, reach out and apply today.



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 guidelines:

Please note that we only accept applications submitted through our online portal. Applications sent via mail or email cannot be processed for administrative reason.

If you have any questions about the application process, please refer to our Application Guide and FAQs, or contact our PhD Call Coordinator for further advice.


Bioinformatics, Immunology, (RNA, Molecular Cell) Biology, Cancer, Neuroscience, Dentistry, AI, Imaging






30. Juni 2024


15. April 2024

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