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Medizinische Universität Graz, PhD Positions

23 PhD positions

in the field of molecular medicine,
cancer research, immunology, bioinformatics,
cardiovascular research, microbiome and aging

Projects starting March 1, 2023

Application deadline: September 20, 2022

Join our cutting-edge PhD program at one of Europe’s leading Universities in the field of medical research. The Medical University of Graz offers the unique opportunity to work with state-of-the-art techniques and link basic research with clinically-oriented sciences. The close cooperation with the facilities of the Medical University and the infrastructure of the University Hospital Graz will allow you to push the boundaries of classical medical research. It will give you all the tools to publish in high-ranking journals.


The PhD Programs “Molecular Medicine” (MolMed), Immune Modulation in Respiratory Diseases (RespImmun) and “Inflammatory Disorders in Pregnancy” (DP-iDP) offer 23 PhD positions with a special focus on cancer research, immunology, bioinformatics, cardiovascular research, microbiome and aging. As a PhD student, you will be embedded in an interdisciplinary community of supervisors, fellow students and administrative support. PhD students receive a 3-year contract (1 initial year + 2 years extension) including a competitive salary and social benefits.


The Medical University of Graz is a vibrant future-oriented University in the heart of Austria. Our researchers are highly motivated, future-oriented and innovative and the University has been repeatedly named one of the top universities in the world (among the top 200 universities worldwide according to THE). The Medical University of Graz is located in the Medical Science City Graz, merging space, content, and strategy of basic research institutions, applied clinical research, and patient care at the University Hospital. As a result, Graz is becoming one of the leading medical centers in Europe where science and research is entangled with practical implementation.


Graz is located at the heart of the beautiful region of Styria. It is Austria’s second-biggest city and enjoys a rich history yet is at the same time filled with modern life. As a university town (there are 6 universities located in the city), Graz offers a young and international atmosphere with a lively cultural scene.


Applications are exclusively accepted through the online platform You do not need to contact the supervisors and do not send any documents by regular mail or e-mail unless you are explicitly asked to do so by our staff. There is no application fee. Our Welcome Center is happy to support you with your visa application and entry into Austria.

For further information about the programs, open projects, and the online application procedure, please see:
Application deadline: September 20, 2022

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