The PhD Program "Molecular Medicine” at the Medical University of Graz

The Medical University of Graz is offering 18 PhD positions in the field of molecular medicine, cancer research, immunology, molecular and lipid metabolism, cardiovascular research and biostatistics. Application deadline is 24 March 2024. Please share this opportunity with your networks of students.
The PhD Program "Molecular Medicine” at the Medical University of Graz

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Join our cutting-edge PhD programs at one of Europe's leading Universities in the field of medical research. We offer 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 of Graz 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 Program "Molecular Medicine” (Medical University of Graz) offers 18 PhD positions with a special focus on cancer research, immunology, lipid metabolism, cardiovascular research and pregnancy. 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 possibility of a contract extension for 1 year (4th year) may be possible upon successful completion of a research stay abroad.

The University

The Medical University of is a vibrant future-oriented University in the heart of Austria. Our researchers are highly motivated, future-oriented and innovative. The Medical University has been repeatedly named one of the top universities in the world (among the top 200 universities worldwide according to THE). It 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.

The city

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.

Application process

For further information about the programs, open projects, and the online application procedure, please see

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.

Projects starting October 1, 2024

Application deadline: March 24, 2024

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