Medical University of Vienna (MUW)

PhD positions

Medical University of Vienna (MUW)

Vienna, Austria

Deadline of applications extended to October 31!

14 PhD positions in translational oncology at the Medical University of Vienna

The Medical University of Vienna announces 14 PhD positions in the field of Translational Cancer Research, with a special focus on therapy resistance in cancer.

The overall scientific aim of the International PhD Program in Translational Oncology (IPPTO) is to better understand mechanisms shaping anticancer therapy responses, design strategies to better stratify patients, and to identify potential strategies that delay or impair therapy resistance.

IPPTO is a new excellence program funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to promote outstanding education and training for doctoral students. Successful candidates will be awarded a generous scholarship that will cover research costs, work-related travel, salary and health insurance for 4 years. The salaries offered by the FWF to PhD students are among the highest for University PhD Programs in Europe, amounting to €1,600 after tax (netto), paid in 14 monthly installments per year.

The program will be located in Austria, Vienna, which is ranked as one of the best cities to live and has a large English-speaking community. The Medical University of Vienna (MedUniWien) is one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, located within walking distance of Vienna´s historical center.


Highly qualified applicants from all over the world are invited to apply. Previous research experience is desired but not essential. All applicants must have excellent academic track records and must demonstrate strong enthusiasm and talent for research. Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken English and all applicants must hold a university degree in natural sciences/medicine (Master of Science or equivalent) latest by January 2020, and should fulfill the official admission criteria for PhD students at the MedUniWien.

Application Information & Deadlines

Further details about the program and the projects offered by the faculty members are available on the IPPTO homepage. Please also make sure that your application contains all the necessary documentation which is listed on our website

October 31, 2019                  Extended deadline for Applications

January, 2020                       Hearings

March 1, 2020                       Start of IPPTO



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PhD positions