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The CeMM International PhD Program  in Molecular Technologies and Systems Medicine

The CeMM International PhD Program in Molecular Technologies and Systems Medicine

15 fully funded PhD positions in molecular technologies and systems medicine.

Enabling and empowering free-minded scientific creativity in modern molecular medicine.

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 looking for an international program in the heart of a scientifically active and culturally vibrant European city?

Then the PhD Program at CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 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, could be the perfect fit for you.

At CeMM, you will be supervised by a top scientist and the entire Faculty in a dynamic and highly multidisciplinary international research environment. You will have full access to state-of-the-art facilities and all of the support and resources that you need to succeed.

Applications are encouraged from candidates from the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or similar subjects.


The research area

The CeMM PhD Program focuses 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 and aging research. 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.

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The host and partner institutes

CeMM, the Medical University of Vienna, and the CCRI are partner institutes with identical principles of excellence, competitiveness, internationality, as well as mentoring and training, operating 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.

The host and partner institutes

CeMM enjoys a privileged location right at the heart of the Medical Campus Vienna, one of the largest in Europe, door-to-door with the Medical University of Vienna, the Vienna General Hospital (AKH) and the CCRI. The partner institutions are located within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city centre. Vienna is repeatedly ranked as the world’s best city to live in and is a United Nations city with a large international, English- speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, and 49 different nationalities are currently represented at the institutes.