At IMBA, most of our scientific success stories derive from work carried out by our graduate students who we recruit through the international VBC PhD programme with the IMP, the GMI and the Max F. Perutz Laboratories. We select some of the most talented and ambitious students worldwide and provide them with a degree of freedom that is essentially unparalleled. 

Students come from all over, whether Europe, America or Asia, and English is the language they exclusively use for scientific communication. They have completely free access to our scientific infrastructure. World class level mass-spectrometry, the latest microscopy technologies, second generation sequencing - all waiting to be used for exciting scientific projects. Drosophila and mouse facilities - free of charge, and a mouse and fly knockout service to take over some of the routine tasks during a PhD thesis and to speed up the progress of science.

Vienna Biocenter Wide PhD Programme

Through the joint VBC PhD programme the students benefit from a large campus at IMBA, so students can feel part of a community that interacts on a day to day basis.
Being part of the established VBC PhD programme, the students profit from a high level of organization and three PhD representatives at IMBA advocate the interests of the students and take care of constant exchange with the program coordinators.

Being a PhD student at IMBA is challenging and demanding but it is a fantastic experience for those who are ambitious and driven by true curiosity and excitement for science.

Yours, Jürgen Knoblich

Get more information from the VBC programme website or contact our PhD Coordinator Inês Crisóstomo (send an email) directly.

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