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2 Dec 2024

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PhD Program
CeMM – Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

CeMM International PhD Program in Molecular Technologies and Systems Medicine

2 Dec 2024

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Position Description

+ Do you want to work in an environment that promotes free-minded scientific creativity, and translate your findings to impact medical practice and improve healthcare?

+ Are you excited to gain a new understanding of the molecular physiology and pathology of humans?

+ Do you want to join an international group of highly collaborative and successful colleagues that help you achieve your training and research goals?

+ Are you a person who enjoys teamwork across disciplines and within a broader cultural and social context?

If yes, apply now for one of our 15 fully funded PhD positions. The next PhD Program at CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and LBI-RUD, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases in Vienna, together with our partners the Medical University of Vienna and the Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) of the St. Anna Children’s Hospital, will start in September 2021.

Medics, Biologists, Chemists, Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists, Engineers, Physicists, Mathematicians, and candidates with a similar degree please apply online now:

We offer:
+ supervision by a top scientist and the entire Faculty at CeMM/LBI-RUD
+ a dynamic and highly multidisciplinary international research environment
+ full access to state-of-the-art facilities
+ a generous scholarship, which covers all research costs, university fees, work-related travel expenses, salary and health insurance for 4 years
+ a PhD degree awarded by the Medical University of Vienna

You are:
+ an exceptionally motivated PhD candidate with a keen interest in interdisciplinary teamwork and science that nurtures the precise, personalized, predictive and preventive medicine of the future
+ excellent in writing and speaking English
+ a candidate with (or soon to obtain) a final degree in medicine, biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or a similar subject (minimum requirement is a four-year Bachelor’s degree)

The research area

The 2021 CeMM PhD Program will focus on the thematic areas of Infection, Immunity, Metabolism, Cancer, Rare Diseases, Network Medicine, and Design Chemistry. We are also increasingly interested in patient-derived organoids. These areas are built on the pillars of epigenetics and genome integrity, bioinformatics and systems biology, high-throughput genetics, genomics and proteomics, molecular and cell biology, high content automatic imaging, chemical biology, and organic chemical synthesis.

The program

Our goal is to enable and empower students with the ability to successfully design, execute, manage and explain a research project in modern molecular medicine, through a strongly participatory and interactive program. The program is conceptualized in three ‘modes’: collect, connect and contribute. These will guide you through scientific excellence in data generation and validation to responsible and professional scientific citizenship.

The host and partner institutes

CeMM and LBI-RUD are partner institutes with identical principles of excellence, competitiveness, internationality, as well as mentoring and training, together with the Medical University of Vienna and the CCRI they operate in a unique mode of super-cooperation. Here biology is connected with medicine, experiments with computation, discovery with translation, and science with society and the arts.

For more information about the partner institutes and the PhD Program, please visit the websites:,, and

Deadline: 27 January 2021

How to Apply

Apply now online:

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Program.