In the spirit of Max Perutz who tirelessly advocated the value of creativity and out of the box thinking in science, we are looking for
motivated, creative, independent young scientists who have started their PhD study at the Max Perutz Labs no longer than 1.5 years before the application deadline and have already held their first thesis advisory committee meeting.
innovative projects with the potential to yield new insights into fundamental biological processes.
Successful candidates will be offered 30-hr/week contracts with full benefits and additional travel expenses of up to €500 per year that can be used to fund active participation in scientific conferences or research stays abroad.
Application form including:
Scientific abstract (max. 2000 characters incl. spaces)
Research proposal (max. 10 pages including reference list). The proposal must include information on the state of the art, including relevant literature citations, as well as information on methods, potential pitfalls and backup plans, and a goal-oriented time plan
Statement from PhD supervisor (to be submitted directly to the selection committee)
Candidates will be ranked based on their written application and on the results of a personal interview with the selection committee. The interviews will take place in April.
Manuela Baccarini, Director, Vienna BioCenter PhD Program, DSPL
Thomas Leonard, Deputy Director, Vienna BioCenter PhD Program, Deputy DSPL
Alwin Köhler, Scientific Director, Max Perutz Labs
Two members of each of the research areas represented at the Max Perutz Labs:
Elif Karagöz / Alexander Dammermann
(Mechanistic Cell and Developmental Biology)
Joao Matos / Isabella Moll
(Chromatin, RNA and Chromosome Biology)
Pavel Kovarik / Gijs Versteeg
(Infection and Immunity)
Kristina Djinovic / Jörg Menche
(Structural and Computational Biology)