The Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) are committed to provide a creative space for discoveries. Our research covers a wide range of the molecular biosciences, exploring life at a cellular, molecular and atomic level. All students and scientists benefit from excellent scientific facilities.
Our institute is characterized by a spirit of sharing ideas and resources. Currently, 150 PhD students from more than 40 nations work at the MFPL and create an open, interactive atmosphere. English is the official working language.
Max Perutz had a strong belief in education, instilling knowledge and skills into the next generation of life scientists. Continuing this tradition, we aim to foster individual talent, fan the flames of curiosity, the seeds of innovation, and independent experimental and intellectual approaches. In so doing, we hope to endow young scientists with the scholarship and experimental rigor needed to solve future research problems in the basic and medical sciences.
The MFPL PhD Program is open to students who hold a Master’s degree in the biosciences, chemistry, or related fields, or students who expect to finish their master study before September 2015.
Admission to the MFPL Graduate School is very competitive, and solely carried out through a centralized selection procedure. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the online application system within the announced application period. Late or incomplete applications are not considered.
Applicants who hold a degree from a non-European university are requested to submit a GRE® (Graduate Record Examinations) score. When applying, please submit a copy of your official record. Find out more about the GRE here: www.ets.org/gre.
We consider the following countries as “European countries”: European Union (28 countries; http://europa.eu/abc/european_countries/index_en.htm), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.
Evaluation of applications
The first evaluation is carried out by a committee of MFPL group leaders, who jointly shortlist the candidates to be invited for the Interview Days in Vienna. Invitations for the spring selection will be sent out by March 31, 2015.
Only applications submitted electronically via the Online Application System will be accepted. Applications submitted by fax, email or mail can not be considered.
The application consists of:
- the filled-out online application form;
- master certificates (if not yet available, upload transcripts of records or marksheets) and other supporting documents uploaded to the online application form;
- two recommendations to be submitted online by the referees. Note that we will not contact your referees – it is your responsibility to ensure that references reach us on time.
Your completed application form needs to be submitted before 1 March 2015, 23:59 CET (GMT + 1 hour).
Upon submission, your application will be considered for all open PhD positions offered. At the present stage, there is no need to state any group preference.
No work experience is required.
March 1, 2015
- € 380 Year (Non-EEA)
- Free (EEA)
Currently EU citizens are exempted of paying a tuition fee for their first seven semesters. Though they do have to pay the Students Union fee (~ EUR 17,-) every semester to stay enrolled. Non-EU citizens have to pay a tuition fee of approx. EUR 380 (incl. the Students Union fee) within the registration period each semester to stay enrolled. MFPL reimburses the tuition fee (excl. the Students Union fee) upon request.
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