VBC PhD Program - Vienna, Austria

The PhD degree will be obtained from the Life Sciences Faculty of the Vienna University or the Medical University of Vienna.

Highly qualified applicants from all over the world are invited to apply, provided that they are not older than 30 years. All applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a university degree within 2009. This university degree should qualify for the start of a doctorate thesis in their home country and ideally should be equivalent to a European university diploma/degree.

Reapplications will not be considered

Dean of the Vienna Biocenter PhD Programme: Prof. Meinrad Busslinger

Deadline for receipt of completed application is 15th November, 2009.

You can use our Online Submission for the application form by clicking here - Online submission is opened at 1st September, 2009!
Alternatively download the application form directly from this website, complete it carefully and return it as PDF to [email protected] at as soon as possible and before the deadline. Make sure that your e-mail attachment is not larger than 1MByte! If sending from another ones e-mailaccount please do not forget to add your (own) e-mail address for replying you!

We do not accept any hardcopies (post, fax, express deliveries)!

Letter of recommendation:
We request letters of recommendation from two scientists who are familiar with your academic work and who can judge your potential as a PhD student.

Please forward the enclosed letters (a template can be downloaded here.) to the referees and ask them to send their recommendation directly to the dean of the PhD Programme.

A pdf file of the recommendation letter printed on the referee´s official paper and signed by the referee should be sent by email to [email protected]

The student himself / herself is responsible for obtaining the letters and should actively inquire with the respective referees whether the letters have been sent.

Please note that we will be unable to process your application without letters of recommendation. These letters are therefore an essential part of your application, and it is your responsibility to ensure that the referees write to us before November 15, 2009.

Selection procedure and admission:
Complete applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of group leaders of the Vienna Biocenter. The short-listed candidates will receive invitations to visit the Vienna Biocenter for a five-day period of interviews and information exchange. These interviews will take place in January 2010. Travel expenses will be reimbursed, and free accommodation will be provided. Offers of admission will be made to the successful candidates at the end of the interview period.

Read the detailed description on this PhD program here: http://www.univie.ac.at/vbc/PhD/Description/description.htm