PhD positions in Molecular Life Sciences at MFPL


The Max F. Perutz Laboratories provide interdisciplinary PhD training, high‐quality research, a full‐ time contract and a competitive salary for outstanding university graduates. The MFPL are situated at the Vienna Biocenter (VBC), a major science hotspot in Europe. Students and scientists benefit from the excellent scientific networks between the research institutes and companies at the VBC.

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories are committed to providing a creative space for discoveries. Our research covers a broad range of the molecular biosciences, exploring life at the cellular, molecular and atomic levels. All students and scientists benefit from excellent scientific facilities.

Our institute is characterized by a spirit of sharing ideas and resources. Currently, 130 PhD students from more than 30 nations work at the MFPL, creating an open, interactive atmosphere. English is the official working language.

The curriculum has a minimum duration of three years, and extension is possible. Our students obtain a PhD Degree conferred by the University of Vienna or by the Medical University of Vienna, depending on the affiliation of the Supervisor, and /or based on the topic of the thesis.

Selected students will receive a competitive salary according to the guidelines set by the Austrian Science and Research Fund, including full social benefits.

Your application

Our web page‐opportunities/how‐to‐apply.html gives detailed information for submission of application. Only complete applications submitted by Sept. 9, 2018 will be taken into consideration.

Applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field.

Contact details

Gerlinde Aschauer

VDS „Molecules of Life“
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
Vienna Biocenter
Dr. Bohr‐Gasse 9

A‐1030 Vienna Austria


Website: http://www.vds‐molecules‐of‐