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PhD Fellowship in Austria

12 PhD Fellowship – Ageing, Regeneration and Drug research

University of Innsbruck in Austria is offering 12 PhD Fellowship through international Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND PhD programme “Ageing, regeneration and drug research (DP ARDRE)”. It is open to highly qualified student who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in one of the research areas covered by the programme: molecular cell biology, zoology and botany, chemistry, pharmacy, ageing research and regeneration research.

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Working conditions and entitlements

  • Employment contract for 4 years (i.e. the duration to pursue PhD related research work).
  • The PhD research should preferably start between 1 January 2020 and 1 March 2020, or as soon as possible after.
  • Salary will be 40’103 EUR gross per year (susceptible to taxes) for 40 hour/week employment (in accordance with the binding Austrian collective employment agreement, and the EU MSCA COFUND regulations).
  • All PhD fellows will be liable to full medical and social contributions according to the Austrian federal legislation, implying a retirement scheme and (partly paid) parental leave. Taxes are to be paid according to Austrian laws. (See external link: gross net calculator)
  • The contracts will meet the national requirements, laws and regulations, including full social security coverage and other benefits such as occupational health and accident insurance, unemployment insurance, annual, sickness, parental and special leave, as well as employer’s contributions to pension funds.
  • Fellows will receive the same further social benefits as other UIBK employees, as for example, discounts for use of the university’s sports centre facilities, or a 40% discount on annual tickets of the Innsbruck public transport services.
  • International applicants will receive organisational support in terms of housing service, resident permit, etc.

Employment conditions

  • National subjects of non-EU states have to possess a valid residence permit, respectively a work permit.  Applicants can seek advice and assistance at the Project Service Office.
  • Researchers from the EU or EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway) as well as Switzerland have freedom of establishment.
  • For trans-national incoming researchers the EURAXESS Austria Contact Point at UIBK (the International Relations Office) provides service and support with respect to entry conditions and visa  (

How to prepare and submit your application

  1. The complete set of “Requested application documents”, listed above, must be submitted before the
    call deadline (TBA).
  2. All documents have to be compiled into one (!) PDF file:
    •  Minimum PDF version: 1.4
    •  Maximum file-size: 19 MB (grayscale suffices, text must be readable)
    •  Name the PDF as within the quotation marks: “LastName_FirstName_application_dpardre.pdf”
  3. Send the PDF file as an email-attachment to
    •  Compose the subject line as within the quotation marks: “Application DP ARDRE”
    •  Use the text of your letter of motivation as text for the email-body
    •  Provide contact information (email, telephone, postal address) within the e-mail body

In case of any questions, please contact the DP ARDRE Management Team before your application via

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