Max F. Perutz International PhD Scholarship Vienna 2010 in Austria

Max F. Perutz International PhD Scholarship Vienna 2010 in Austria

About MFPL:
The Max F. Perutz Laboratories at the Campus Vienna Biocenter were established to form a new research institute in the field of biotechnology with groups from the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Created to pool the expertise of more than 50 research groups in Molecular Biology (across seven thematic fields) the Perutz Lab represents a new and innovative approach to strengthen research and training at the university.

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories invite talented students from all over the world to apply for our graduate program. We provide a comprehensive and challenging PhD education. At the MFPL we emphasize student mentoring and aim to nurture creative and independent scientists. Our research covers a broad range of areas dedicated to exploring life at the cellular, molecular and atomic level. Located at the Vienna Biocenter Campus, a major European science hub, our students greatly benefit from the opportunity to do cutting-edge research in a prolific international environment.

The Max F. Perutz Labs are a joint-venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. All MFPL PhD students are employed with an internationally competitive salary according to the guidelines of the Austrian Research Funds (FWF). The program is open to everyone who holds a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in the biosciences, chemistry, medicine, or related fields. The language of the PhD Program is English. Students are recruited by a structured selection and interview process. The PhD degree will be awarded by the Vienna University or the Medical University of Vienna.

Evaluation of applications:
The first evaluation takes into account the applicants’ national education system, and is carried out by a committee of MFPL group leaders. Applications of candidates which meet the requirements are recommended for further assessment by the Selection Committee, which jointly shortlists the candidates to be invited for a 4 days’ period of interviews in Vienna. Invitations are sent 5-6 weeks in advance.

Application Process:
Only applications submitted electronically via the Online Application System will be accepted. Applications submitted by fax, email or mail can not be considered. A completed application consists of:
1. the filled-in online application form;
2. certificates, transcripts, marksheets and other supporting documents uploaded to the online application form;
3. two confidential recommendation letters to be submitted by the referees directly to us. Download the Guideline for Referees and forward it to your referees.
Please note that we only accept references provided through institutional email accounts. In cases where the referee only holds a ‘hotmail’, ‘gmail’ etc. account, ask your referee to send a reference letter on institutional headed paper as a PDF document to It is your responsibility to ensure that references reach us on time. Your completed application form needs to be submitted before 26 September 2010, 23:59 CET (GMT + 1 hour).

Application deadline: 26th September 2010.

Gerlinde Aschauer
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9
A-1030 Vienna, Austria
phone: 0043-1-4277 52853
fax: 0043-1-4277 52854


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