Open Positions

Open Positions

PhD position in immune oncology

Oncologic Center Salzburg Cancer Research Institute (SCRI), Laboratory of Immunological and Molecular Cancer Research (LIMCR), Paris Lodron University Salzburg


The SCRI-LIMCR is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a

PhD student position in the area of immune oncology


Job description

  • You gain experimental data to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of translational cancer research, studying interrelation of anti-cancer immunity and cancer genetics in Leukemia. You publish scientific articles related to the research project.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in Bioscience, Biomedical or Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or equivalent.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Also students in the final year of their master’s degree can apply.
  • You are driven, quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • Knowledge of immunology or genetics is required.
  • Experience with sterile cell culture, flow cytometry, NGS, pathological techniques, molecular assays, in vivo experiments, immunoassays and mouse work is beneficial.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of 3 years;
  • The planned start date is as soon as possible
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the guidelines from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Annual personnel costs including employer’s contributions 39,210.00 Euro.
  • You will work at the SCRI-LIMCR in a highly dynamic and stimulating working environment, equipped with state-of-the-art technologies (flow- and mass cytometry (CyTOF) + Hyperion and Illumina seq platforms) and access to mouse models and patient samples.
  • Find out more about the SCRI here

How to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy by email to and be sure to include the following attachments:
    • a motivation letter
    • your (academic) CV
    • name and address of at least two previous supervisors
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
  • Please be aware that in case of high number of applications, only pre-selected applicants will be informed and invited for a job interview including a brief presentation of their work.

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