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Fully funded PhD positions


University of Vienna


Vienna, Austria

Job Type

Fully Funded



About us :

The University of Vienna has a very strong, institutionalized gender equality policy and within this framework DoSChem strives to strengthen the career development of female scientists at all qualifications levels and to support compatibility between family and work/ training.

The University of Vienna pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Job Description :

synthesis of modified peptides and expression of proteins
assembly of functionalized materials based on biomimetic processes
analysis of peptides, biomolecules and biomaterials
in vitro studies of proteins and functionalized materials

Eligibility Criteria :

DoSChem offers 21 exciting PhD projects with various starting times covering all chemical sciences. 

If you have completed or are in the process of completing your diploma or master’s degree (or an equivalent) in:

  • Chemistry

  • Chemical or Materials Engineering

  • Computational Science

  • Physics

  • Biochemistry

  • Biology/Molecular Biology

  • Food Chemistry/ Nutritional Sciences

  • Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sciences

  1. Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs): DoSChem is open to all early stage researchers of any nationality, who have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree in chemical sciences. The applicant needs to hold a master‘s degree or its equivalent in Chemistry or in another relevant discipline that qualifies the applicant to embark on a doctorate.

  2. All applicants shall complete their master degree prior the anticipated position appointment. The degree certificate must be available before being accepted into the doctoral program.

  3. The DoSChem program language is English; therefore, written and oral English proficiency is expected and essential. Formal proof of competence in English is not required. If invited for interviews the DoSChem selection committee will evaluate the applicant’s English skills.

How to apply

Please submit only ONE APPLICATION (with one RTCHEM number) where you can specify up to 3 projects. Multiple applications will be not considered! If you don't have any specific project-related scientific questions, please do not contact supervisors for the application related matters.

Please submit the following documents in English as a SINGLE PDF document.

  • A Strong Motivation letter explaining why you apply to DoSChem and addressing your motivation and qualifications. Clearly indicate your desired research area and provide a prioritized list of DoSChem principal investigators (choices 1-3 for job descriptions posted) that you wish to work with (max. 1 page).

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) indicating your educational path including timeline and academic degrees, addressing your technical proficiency, past/ongoing projects you were scientifically involved in along with your publication list and major achievement (if applicable).

  • Copies of Bachelor and Master degree certificates in German or in certified English translation in addition to their original language. Self-translated transcripts of your certificates will not be recognized (including CREDIT TRANSCRIPTS!).

  • Contact information of two referees, who have PREVIOUSLY SUPERVISED you in your past research projects (e.g. Master thesis) and are willing to provide recommendation letters upon request by DoSChem.

Please add additional documents if they proof relevant skills (awards, internships/participation in research projects, programming languages, lab techniques, transferable skills etc.)

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