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CeMM International PhD Program 2015

International PhD Program in Molecular Technologies and Systems Medicine

The next PhD Program of CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna will start in October 2019. We are offering 15 fully funded PhD positions at CeMM and LBI-RUD and are looking for exceptionally motivated candidates!

Medics, Biologists, Chemists, Bio informaticians, Computer Scientists, Engineers, Physicists, Mathematicians, and candidates with a degree in a  similar  subject please apply now.

Deadline: 11 January 2019

+ 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 will start in October 2019.

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 Vienn
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 will soon obtain) a final degree in medicine, biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or a similar subject

The research area

The 2019 CeMM PhD Program will focus on the thematic areas of Infection, Immunity, Metabolism, Cancer, Rare Diseases, Network Medicine, and Design Chemistry. 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, 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 and have identical principles of excellence, competitiveness, internationality as well as mentoring and training, and both operate in a unique mode of super-cooperation, connecting biology with medicine, experiments with computation, discovery with translation, and science with society and the arts.

The mission of CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is to achieve maximum scientific innovation in molecular medicine to improve healthcare. At CeMM, an international and creative team of scientists and medical doctors pursues free-minded, basic life science research in a large and vibrant hospital environment of out standing medical tradition and practice. CeMM’s research is based on post-genomic technologies and focuses on societally important diseases, such as immune disorders and infections, cancer and metabolic disorders. The goal of CeMM is to pioneer the science that nurtures the precise, personalized, predictive and preventive medicine of the future. CeMM is part of EU-LIFE an alliance of 13 top research centers in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence.

The research focus of LBI-RUD, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases is on rare diseases of the immune system, hematopoiesis, and the nervous system, which all together account for more than 50% of all rare diseases. LBI-RUD research will not only be relevant to the affected individuals and will provide the basis for targeted therapies, but will also provide unique and novel insights into human biology far beyond the specific disease, which will add to our understanding of much more frequent diseases. LBI-RUD is highly connected in global networks to promote cooperation and synergy between different disciplines and to engage rare disease patients, and LBI-RUD also holds close ties with its partner institutions, CeMM, the Medical University of Vienna, and the Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) of the St. Anna Children’s Hospital.

CeMM and LBI-RUD are located in the very same research building at the center of one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city center. 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 more than 40 different nationalities are currently represented at the institutes.

For more information about CeMM and LBI-RUD, the PhD Program, and news about our research groups, projects and the research environment, please visit the websites

Apply now!
The application deadline is 11 January 2019.

For further information about the PhD Program, and to apply through the online system, please refer to our website:

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