Vienna BioCenter PhD Program

One of Europe's leading PhD programs in the Life Sciences

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1 March 2024


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Vienna BioCenter PhD Program, a Doctoral school of the University of Vienna and Medical University of Vienna in collaboration with the Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI) and Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Science, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and the Max Perutz Labs.

Empowering Curious Researchers

As a student at the Vienna BioCenter PhD Program you will be supervised by a top scientist and have full access to state-of-the-art facilities, thus giving you an opportunity to launch a successful scientific career. Here you will find the freedom and means to develop a brilliant PhD project. The Vienna BioCenter Campus is extremely dynamic and highly multidisciplinary with research areas ranging from molecules to populations.

At the Vienna BioCenter (VBC), we want to foster a world-class scientific environment where PhD students develop and excel. The purpose of the Vienna BioCenter PhD Program is to train rigorous, independent scientists through a comprehensive training program. The program encourages students to positively contribute to the advancement of science by making and publishing important scientific discoveries. The training program will allow students to acquire scientific skills, which are important for a career in science, but also for other career paths.

Our Mission

The mission of the Vienna BioCenter PhD Program is to promote interdisciplinary research in the Life Sciences at the highest level, and to help excellent PhD students develop into tomorrow's leading scientists through a comprehensive training program. The Vienna BioCenter is a world-class scientific research environment where students and group leaders from different backgrounds interact in an inter-disciplinary, open and creative environment. By promoting the exchange of ideas, by bringing together different and often complementary disciplines, and by supporting the development and adoption of novel cutting-edge technologies, we provide outstanding opportunities for ambitious and motivated students. Enrolled students are expected to contribute to the advancement of science by making important scientific discoveries and by publishing these in international, peer-reviewed journals. Our training program educates students in all areas relevant for a career in science and provides additional opportunities to acquire skills relevant for other career paths.

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