Vienna (A): 7 VDS CoBeNe uni:docs PhD positions

University: 7 VDS CoBeNe uni:docs PhD positions (3 yearscholarship)

The Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe)at the University of Vienna invites applications for

7 VDS CoBeNe uni:docs PhD positions (3 yearscholarship)

The VDS CoBeNecombines the strength of four main research areas: Psychological Science, Behavioral & Cognitive Biology, Neuroscience, and the Cognitive Humanities at the University of Vienna. The uniting theme of PIs working in those areas is the interdisciplinary interest in human and non-human behavior, understanding its underlying cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, physiological, and neurobiological bases, studying how the brain maintains or changes functionality over time, and probing its evolutionary origins and development.

The VDS CoBeNe doctoral fellows will perform cutting-edge research in any of the four research areas with options to bridge fields and use an interdisciplinary approach. Our PhD program is tailored to individual career tracks and includescontinuous mentoringschemes, multiple opportunities for national and international scientific networking, and transferable skills training for enhancing careers inside and outside academia.

With this topically open call, we look for highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas. Applications shall include a 5-page proposal of a research project relevant to any research areas of the VDS CoBeNe. We expect candidates to show strong interest in an interdisciplinary research and education environment, fluency in written and spoken English, and a master’s or equivalent degree in Biology, Psychology, the Humanities, or related fields.

In order to be eligible, proposals need the support of a VDS CoBeNe supervisor. More informationon the research areas, group leaders, as well as the requirements of the research proposal and an online application form, can be found on ourVDS CoBeNe website (

The deadline of the call is September 30th 2020. For any procedural questions contact the VDS CoBeNe coordinator Petra Pesak ( For scientific questions and discussion of interests, please directly contact the person who might supervise yourPhD.

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centers, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants

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