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CeMM International PhD Program 2018

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The next PhD Program at CeMM will start in October 2018. We offer 15 fully funded PhD positions and are looking for exceptionally motivated PhD candidates with a keen interest in genomics, medicine and interdisciplinary teamwork.

The CeMM PhD program focuses on four thematic areas: infection, immunity, metabolism and cancer, that are built on the pillars of epigenetics and genome intergrity, bioinformatics and systems biology, chemical biology, high-throughput genetics, genomics and proteomics, and molecular and cell biology.

The choice of this strategic focus rests on the synergies between immunology, infection and cancer in pathophysiological and technological terms. It furthermore reflects the strength of the current CeMM faculty, itself built around the historical and contemporary expertise in immunology and cancer of the Medical University of Vienna.

CeMM PhD students get the chance to work at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary molecular medicine research and be trained by the entire CeMM and associated faculty to become one of the scientists shaping the future of molecular medicine.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to enroll in the CeMM PhD program all candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in medicine, biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, mathematics or any scientific/technical, subject-relevant degree. Candidates applying with a Bachelor’s degree must have completed a four year course and need to demonstrate that they have acquired a significant amount of research experience. In addition they must achieve a first class honors or a 2:1.

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Candidates do not need to have completed their degree at the time of application, however they must obtain their final degree certificate by the end of September.

The working language at CeMM is English, so excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

Application Process:

All candidates are required to apply via our online application system. There, candidates will be asked to fill in an application form asking for basic information, to upload a motivation letter, CV, and study certificate/s, and to give the contact details of at least two referees. Before the application can be submitted, at least one of the referees must have completed an online reference. An application will only be considered if a second referee has completed an online reference before the final submission deadline.

All the submitted applications are reviewed by the CeMM Faculty and selected candidates are invited to participate in a video interview.

Shortlisted candidates are then invited to Vienna for the PhD interviews in April. All candidates are asked to introduce themselves through a presentation followed by three panel interviews with CeMM Faculty members. There is also the opportunity to meet other research group members and attend an informal dinner.

At the end of the second day of the PhD interviews, all candidates are asked to submit their preference regarding which research groups they would like to work with, and on the third day selected candidates are invited back for 1:1 interviews with the group leaders.

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Positions are offered by CeMM Faculty in the beginning of May. The program start date is October 1st every year.

Application timeline for the CeMM PhD Call 2018:

  • 04.12.2017                          Call opens for applications
  • 02.02.2018                          Submission deadline
  • 17.02.2018 to 25.02.2018     Video interviews
  • 25.04.2018 to 27.04.2018     Personal interviews at CeMM
  • 01.10.2018                          PhD program start date

The call for the PhD Program 2018 is now open until 02.02.2018. Click here to apply.

The application deadline is 2nd February 2018.

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