PhD position - Medical University of Vienna

  • Organisational Unit: Medical University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology
  • Type of Employment: PhD student (30 hours per week)
  • Duration of Employment: 3 years
  • Further Information:

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology (LBI HO)

The LBI HO is a research institution successfully combining preclinical basic research and clinical medicine in the field of tumor stem cell research.
We use molecular cell and tissue research results to contribute to the development of new strategies for cancer and leukemia treatment with the overarching goal to develop new curative concepts in leukemias and solid tumors.
The LBI HO is a partner of the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna and has a long-standing research cooperation with both institutions.


A talented PhD student with strong interest in translational- and experimental animal research is sought to join LBI HO.

While the successful applicant will be enrolled within the PhD program of the Medical University of Vienna, the primary site of work will be the Department of Experimental Animals at the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna. However, parts of the project will be performed at the labs of the LBI HO located at the Medical University of Vienna.
The successful applicant will be responsible for identification and validation of neoplastic stem cells in human and canine cancer.
We invite graduates of life sciences interested in translational and animal research to apply.

Salary: The position is paid a sum of 2.112,40 per month. (14x per year, according to the FWF guidelines)


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Research Duties

• Phenotypic- and genotypic characterization of neoplastic stem cells using in vitro methods

• Xenotransplantation experiments in mouse models

• Preparation of oral presentations of own data

• Liaising with team members to support other LBC ONC projects running at the Vetmeduni

Administrative Duties

• Support with administrative tasks, teaching and grant applications

• Participation at research meetings and maintenance of an accurate lab book

• Chemical purchases and equipment maintenance

• Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor

Organisational Relationships

The position reports to Prof. Peter Valent (head of the LBI HO).



• Interest in translational research and science in general

• Master’s degree in medicine, veterinary medicine or other life sciences

• Well-developed problem-solving skills

• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and across disciplines


• Experience with animal models (i.e. mice)

• Experience with in vitro research methods


Please email your application package including cover letter, CV and contact details of two referees (if available) to emir.hadzijusufovic(at) with 'Application for PhD student position – LBI HO' in the subject line.