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Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) invites application from Expressions of Interest by postdoctoral researchers for Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Individual Fellowship. Applications are welcome from researcher from any nationality, to apply jointly with an IHS host supervisor. This Individual Fellowship (IF) is a prominent European funding scheme that supports mobility, career development, and training within and beyond Europe.

Duration: 12-24 months’ highly competitive salary and research funds.

Research Areas (broadly defined):

  • Behavioral and experimental economics
  • Comparative electoral studies, parliamentarism in the EU
  • Demography, pensions and social policy
  • Energy policy and security in the EU
  • Health and long term care policy, health services research
  • Impact of techno-scientific innovations on contemporary and future societies
  • Macroeconomic forecasting, macroeconomic policy, taxation
  • Socio-ecological transformation in the fields of mobility, food or labor


  • Applicant must hold a doctoral degree or with at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • Applicant must not have worked or stayed in Austria for more than a year within the past 3 years at the time of submission of proposals

Fellowship value:

  • Living allowance around EUR 4.870/month
  • Mobility allowance around EUR 600/month
  • Family allowance around EUR 500/month

Application Procedure

Application must consist of:

  • Cover Letter with information on which research area(s) you apply for.
  • CV
  • Research Proposal Summary (max. 3page)
  • Expression of Interest has to be provided in ENGLISH and has to be COMPLETE to be taken into consideration.
  • Applications to be sent via email to SYLVIA KARL-PARZER –
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Organization Institute for Advanced Studies
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Austria
Subject areas Social Sciences, Economics
Fellowship amount EUR 4.870/month
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 11 April 2017

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The Vienna School of International Studies invites applications for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, selected candidate will focus on its own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.

Duration: 2 years

Starting date: 25 September 2017

Fellowship value:

  • yearly salary (before taxes and social security contribution) between EUR 33.000 and 39.000 (depending on seniority and experience)


  • Applicant must hold or expected to hold PhD degree in a relevant discipline Economics, History, Law, or Political Science.
  • Applicant must essentially demonstrate record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience, preferably at graduate level.


  • Apply online
  • CV
  • Research agenda (5-10 pages)
  • Teaching documentation (e.g. syllabi of courses taught, student evaluation of courses taught, statement on teaching philosophy, etc) may be sent to us by e-mail ( or mail (Dr Elisabeth Hofer, Vienna School of International Studies, Favoritenstrasse 15a, 1040 Vienna, Austria).
  • 3 letters of recommendation (e-mailed directly by your referees/dossier service, or mailed in a sealed envelope).
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Organization Vienna School of International Studies
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Austria
Subject areas Economics, History, Law, Political Science
Fellowship amount between EUR 33.000 and 39.000
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 16 April 2017

More information about the position

Two Postdoctoral Positions in Vienna
Systems Biology | Network Medicine | Bioinformatics

The Boztug Lab and the Menche Lab at CeMM in Vienna are each searching for one motivated postdoctoral fellows for projects within a productive scientific collaboration. We joined forces to realize an ambitious project at the intersection of rare disease genetics, network biology and precision medicine that has the potential to have a lasting impact on each of these three fields.

The Project — There are more than 7,000 rare diseases and collectively they affect around 5% of the population. Many of them are caused by single-gene defects and thereby offer unique opportunities to establish clear mechanistic genotype-phenotype relationships. To establish the precise molecular mechanisms by which individual gene aberrations perturb cellular networks, systems biology approaches will be instrumental. Rare diseases thus have extraordinary potential to serve as a paradigm for precision medicine that bridges the gap between wholistic, systems based analyses and actionable insights for personalized therapy. The overarching goal of the joint project is to rationalize patient-specific workflows from gene discovery and underlying pathomechanisms to targeted therapy. The subproject lead by Kaan Boztug will focus on using network biology to more efficiently identify novel disease etiologies underlying immunodeficiencies and to systematically dissect rare disease clusters to compare to more common immune disorders and to predict drug responses. The subproject lead by Jörg Menche will focus on the development of multi-layer network approaches to integrate diverse genomic data into a predictive platform for personalized medicine. Both research projects are funded by WWTF (
The Research Groups — Kaan Boztug ( is a leading immunologist and rare diseases researcher and director of the newly founded Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD). His lab is interested in the genetics of rare primary immunodeficiencies and rare diseases of hematopoiesis with a special focus on disorders with autoimmunity and/or autoinflammation (Dobbs et al., NEJM 2015; Salzer et al., Nat Immunol 2016). His goal is to identify targets for tailored molecular therapies and to develop precision medicine approaches for diagnostics and treatment. His group applies a combination of state-of-the-art genomic technologies including next generation sequencing, a wide range of cellular and molecular techniques and innovative systems biology to elucidate novel pathways important for hematopoiesis and immune system homeostasis. Jörg Menche ( leads a newly established computational network medicine group and is an expert in analyzing large datasets derived from post-genomic technologies through the lens of network science (Menche et al., Science 2015). His overarching goals are (i) to gain conceptual insights into the network signatures that characterize disease states, (ii) to convert these insights to novel bioinformatics tools for the analysis of molecular data and ultimately (iii) to make a real impact by translating concepts and tools to the clinic.
The Institute ( — CeMM is a flagship institute for biomedical research in the heart of Europe, Vienna. We are committed to highest scientific standards as exemplified by recent publications in top journals including Nature, Science and Cell. CeMM offers a uniquely dynamic, interactive and international environment and is located in a beautiful building at the center of the Medical University campus, within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city center. CeMM has been ranked among the top-5 best places to work in academia ( Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live in. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community.

The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 different nationalities are represented at the institute. We are convinced that diversity and a multicultural work environment are clear advantages for successful research and are committed to attract, develop, and advance the most talented individuals regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or any other dimension of diversity.

Why you want to join our team:
• You want to pursue meaningful research projects at the highest level in an inspiring and international working environment.
• You want to be part of the next generation of scientists that shape the future of medicine and value our numerous possibilities for personal and professional growth.
• You appreciate our young and dynamic working atmosphere and the possibility to join our cultural, social and sports activities.
• We are happy to provide help and assistance to all our employees, their spouses and family members in terms of visa and relocation procedures, dual-career and childcare services, and others.
• You wish to receive a competitive salary: your position will be remunerated according to FWF personnel costs ( depending on qualifications and experience.
Why we want you to join our team:
• You are a proactive and independent thinker with a background in Bioinformatics, Systems or Network Biology, Complex Systems, or similar.
• You are enthusiastic and passionate about science.
• You are motivated to find innovative, creative and free-spirited solutions to open research questions.
• You love to communicate, to collaborate, to connect different scientific disciplines and to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
Application Details — Please apply online with a cover letter describing your career goals and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position, your detailed curriculum vitae and contact details of 2-3 referees. Please indicate in your cover letter which lab you would preferably like to join and upload your full application here:
Ideally, you should please submit one PDF file containing all of your application documents. Initial application deadline is 20th of April 2017, but the call will remain open until the position is filled.

DOC [Doctoral Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences] financed by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, additional funding comes from the City of Vienna and the Province of Styria


To enable young, excellent doctoral candidates from all disciplines to carry out their dissertation project within a definable period of time

Eligibility Requirements:

  • no age limit
  • maximum 2 years after completion of the Diplom or Master degree (for exceptions see programme information)
  • enrolment as a doctoral candidate at an Austrian university

Amount of Funding:  37,000 euros annually before tax in addition, max. 500 euros annually for travel expenses

Funding Duration: 24 to 36 months

Deadline for Application: October 1, 2017 (postmark)


Type Doctoral Fellowship Programme
Subjects All discipline
How to Apply DOC- Instruction for Applicants 
Deadline  September 15, 2017
Organisation Austrian Academy of Sciences

Brief description:

Media Arts Cultures is an Erasmus Mundus joint master degree developed by a consortium of four universities. This two-year master’s course with 120 ECTS workload (four semesters) awards a joint degree (Master of Arts in Media Arts Cultures).

The MediaAC Consortium of four universities and influential global associated partners from the creative and cultural sector dedicate to grow a new generation of professionals based on the future needs of the field and grounded in rigorous academic training.

Host Institution(s):

Danube University Krems (coordinating partner)
Aalborg University (full partner)
University of Lodz (full partner)
City University Hong Kong (full partner)
Associated Partners – Ars Electronica, DAM, FACT, Laboratory of Research in Art and Techno Science, monochrom, transmediale, ZKM

Field of study:

MediaAC addresses the needs of the academic field as well as the demands of stakeholders from the Creative and Cultural Sector like creative industries, emergent digital businesses, future digital museums, galleries and archives.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Full participation fees, 1000€ per month living stipend, plus travel expenses.


Student’s prerequisite degrees should be from the following: art history, cultural studies, media/communication studies, fine arts practice (media related), cultural management, museology, art restoration, computer science, and any other field directly related to digital media, the arts or culture. Other fields will be taken into consideration by the Application Board.

Applicants must have as first degree at least a Bachelor degree or higher issued by a university (quantified as three years of studies corresponding to 180 ECTS). Or (if ECTS is not used in countries where the first degree was acquired): proof a period of study at a higher education level considered comparable to a Bachelor’s degree (on decision of the MediaAC Admission board). Note for Erasmus+ Scholarship applicants: Your degree must be completed by the deadline for scholarship application 8 Jan 2017.

Applicants must also have sufficient knowledge of English for academic purposes corresponding to level B2 within the CEFR/Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is to be sent directly from the test centre TOEFL (PBT paper-based): 550, TOEFL (CBT computer-based, 230, TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 80, Cambridge ESOL, C1 An original or verified copy is accepted: IELTS (academic test): 6.5

Application instructions:

You can apply via the online application system. The application deadline is  8 January 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.