15 Postdoc Positions at Vienna International Postdoctoral Program (VIP2)

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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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Requirements

  • 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.

Applications

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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