15 Postdoc Positions at Vienna International Postdoctoral Program (VIP2)


Vienna International Postdoctoral Program (VIP2) is a three-year postdoctoral fellowship program at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering, computer science, and bioinformatics.

About the program

The program operates under a two-mentor scheme. The VIP2 program selects people whose projects have the potential to develop into distinct research lines and thus serves as a stepping stone towards an independent career path.

Study areas

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structure
  • Cell and Chromosome Biology
  • Computational Biology, Genomes and Evolution
  • Disease Mechanisms, Immunology, Pathogens
  • Gene Regulation, RNA, Epigenetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Stem Cells, Development, Regeneration

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  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in life sciences or related disciplines such as physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics.
  • The proposed scientific project must match the research carried out on campus.
  • Interdisciplinary and inter-lab projects are highly encouraged.
  • Candidates are kindly requested to communicate with their preferred mentor(s).
  • Applicants must have at least one first-author publication or manuscript published on bioRxiv or arXiv.
  • By the time of the call deadline (15 June) applicants must also undertake transnational mobility according to the Marie Curie Action.


Apply online and upload the following information must be provided:

Personal information: name, contact details, current place of education/employment
Main scientific area (choose one from the 7 areas at the VBC) and up to 5 keywords
DOI of at least one first-author publication or manuscript
Contact details for two referees.
CV with details of education, scientific training starting from Bachelor degree, honours, etc.
PDFs of transcripts and certificates of training
A five-page scientific project proposal
A one-page explanation of the project written for the public, outlining the societal impact
Written proof (letter or email) from the chosen group leader indicating his/her support for the application.

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