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Application Process

During the application phase of the call, all candidates are required to apply via our online application system. There, candidates will be asked to fill in an application form with basic information, to upload a motivation letter, CV, and study certificate/s, and to give the contact details of at least two referees. Before the application can be submitted, at least one of the referees must have completed an online reference. An application will only be considered if a second referee has completed an online reference before the final submission deadline.

All the submitted applications are reviewed by the CeMM Faculty and selected candidates are invited to participate in a video interview.

Shortlisted candidates are then invited to Vienna for the PhD interviews in April. All candidates are asked to introduce themselves through a presentation followed by panel interviews with CeMM Faculty members. There is also the opportunity to meet other research group members and attend an informal dinner.

At the end of the second day of the PhD interviews, all candidates are asked to submit their preference regarding which research groups they would like to work with, and on the third day selected candidates are invited back for 1:1 interviews with the group leaders.

Positions are offered by CeMM Faculty at the beginning of May. The program starts on or around 1 October every year.