Career & Education
Education is a core mission of IMBA. Scientific research - the creation of knowledge - is only meaningful if it is transferred to others. Here, together with our partner institutes at the Vienna BioCenter, we empower young scientists to break boundaries and make discoveries, while instilling them with our own knowledge and expertise.
Scientific Training @ the Vienna BioCenter
International VBC PhD Programme
VBC PhD Students attend a 3-week introductory course - Priming your PhD – which helps them to develop and implement their research projects. Throughout their training, students (and postdocs) present their work to the campus community at the Monday Seminars. This weekly seminar series is a great vehicle to share knowledge and expertise between different groups and different institutes. At the same time, the seminars are a great way to obtain compelling presentation skills.
A flexible curriculum designed for and with PhD students: Diverse seminars and journal clubs occur on a regular basis for trainees to enrich and expand their interests. Additionally, students may participate in several advanced courses (e.g. writing, advanced microscopy, data analysis, etc.) and career development workshops. Each student is free to choose the courses he/she prefers, or can suggest and develop a new course. Every year, students organize different activities, including a Retreat and a Symposium.
The programme holds two international calls per year and recruits approximately 15 motivated young scientists in each call.
For more information and current calls visit: training.vbc.ac.at
VBC Summer School
- An Independent Research Project
Each fellow develops a project where she/he performs experiments, analyses data, generates ideas, and discusses results.
- A Lecture Series
A series of lectures given by faculty members informs fellows about recent discoveries and state-of-the-art techniques in their respective field.
- A Scientific Symposium
The symposium, completely organized by the fellows, gives each fellow the opportunity to present their findings to their colleagues, and the scientific community on campus.
Detailed information about the programme can be found on the VBC Scientific Training website: training.vbc.ac.at/summer-school/