The Vienna BioCenter child care center is open to all campus employees and takes children from 3 months to 6 years. Extended opening hours from 7am to 6pm provide a supportive environment for working parents. A nursing room at the Max Perutz Labs is available to support colleagues nursing young children.
The Amateur Dramatic Club (ADC) performs several productions per year with the highlight being the annual Christmas play. Performances feature a mix of song, dance, satire, and slapstick humour and are written and directed by the members of the ADC. Actors come from the entire Vienna BioCenter and include scientists and students alike. There is no previous acting experience required, as the focus is very much on having fun.
Max Perutz was an avid mountaineer, whose love for mountains even earned him a glacier named after him. At Max Perutz Labs, we organize an annual skiing trip, participate in the Vienna City Marathon, the Cancer Research Run, and the dragon boat race. On campus you can also find several running and biking groups who get together for regular after-work exercise.
In addition to scientific events, there are regular social events organized by Max Perutz Labs, research groups, and other institutes on campus, providing an informal environment to get to know your colleagues at the Vienna BioCenter.
Vienna is the capital of Austria and the economic, cultural, and educational centre of the country. Vienna combines the amenities of a big city with close proximity to the beautiful landscape of the Wienerwald (Vienna Forests) and the Danube River. The city’s affordable and convenient public transport services, outdoor restaurants and markets together with a large international community make it a great place to live.