Max F. Perutz International PhD Program - Vienna 2011


The Max F. Perutz Laboratories are inviting applications from talented students all over the world for our graduate program. The institute is located at the Vienna Biocenter Campus - a major European science hub - and will provide a rigorous and comprehensive PhD education. Our research covers the full range of the molecular biosciences, exploring life at a cellular, molecular and atomic level.
The Perutz labs have an open, collaborative environment with PhD students already representing more than 40 nations. The working language is English, and no prior knowledge of German is required. The city of Vienna is currently ranked as the best in the world for quality of life (Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey). It is a city of exciting contrasts, with both a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant contemporary way of life.
This year’s summer selection is co-organized with the special doctoral programs in Cell Signaling, RNA Biology and Structural Biology. These are the flagships of MFPL PhD training and mentoring, with the goals of promoting creativity and fostering independence in young scientists.

The Max F. Perutz Labs are a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. All PhD students are employed with a highly competitive salary according to the guidelines of the Austrian Research Fund (FWF). Applications to the program are open to holders of a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the biosciences, chemistry or medicine. Applicants from related fields will also be considered. Students will be selected following a 4-day interview process.

Application deadline:
27th of March 2011