The Vienna Doctoral School "Molecules of Life" (VDS) is an interdisciplinary PhD programme located at the Max Perutz Labs, the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Its multiple, specialized PhD tracks cover all areas of Molecular Life Sciences and aim at fostering education, cooperation, and interaction among students and group leaders from different backgrounds and disciplines in an open and creative environment.
PhD students have a primary affiliation with one of the participating research groups, and are enrolled as graduate students at one of the partner universities. Calls are held twice a year. The PhD Selection is open to students who hold a Master’s degree or equivalent (four years BSc Honors with thesis) in the biosciences, chemistry, or related fields.
The following groups are recruiting in the winter call:
Mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in lamin-linked permature aging disease
Chromatin regulation by lamins
Intermediate filaments in epithelial stress response
Signal transduction and post-transcriptional regulation in bacteria
Ribosome Heterogeneity in Bacteria
Computational systems biology
More information about admission and application can be found here.