4 PhD positions in FWF-PhD programme HOROS (# of pos: 4)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jun 2021

HOROS - Host Response in Opportunistic Infections, a FWF-funded doctoral collage has 4 fully funded PhD positions on the broader topics of Microbiology, Immunology, Cell biology and Mycology on offer:


1. Project: EpiGen-LipoComp

Under supervision of Prof. Florian Kronenberg  and Prof. R. Würzner  you will work on the topic of "Epidemiological and genetic evidence for an influence of apolipoprotein and complement protein concentrations and genetics on viral and bacterial infections". Please see here the full project description .

2. Project: Met-Iron-Inf

Under supervision of Prof. Günter Weiss , Prof. Cornelia Lass-Flörl  and Prof. Doris Wilflingseder you will work on the topic of "Metabolic iron changes during SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro".

Please see here the full project description .

3. Project: Mycoiron

Under supervision of Prof. Hubertus Haas  you will work on the topic of "Metabolic remodeling of Aspergillus fumigatus during iron starvation".

Please see here the full project description .

4. Project: AMP

Under supervision of Prof. Florentine Marx-Ladurner  you will work on the topic of "Antimicrobial proteins and peptides - Small proteins and peptides promise the development of new effective antimicrobial drugs".

Please see here the full project description .

For detailed descriptions of the projects go to:


Why Horos?

• Individual supervision and monitoring (students have their individual thesis steering


• A highly structured HOROS-specific educational programme

• Great scientific network, also with international laboratories

• Retreats and social activities

• Guaranteed salary as suggested by the Austrian Science Fund for the proposed 3-

years, health insurance and social benefits (https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs )

• State-of-the art facilities and resources


To submit your application, please go to the HOROS application page (http://www.horos.at/content/home/application/ ).

Documents needed:

 • CV

• filled application form

• university entry permission

• Master/MD/diploma degree

• recommendation letter

• abstract of diploma/master/MD thesis

We can only accept complete applications. Incomplete applications will not be


PhD students are selected on the basis of their application materials and the selected

candidates will be invited to a personal interview at Medical University Innsbruck.

Selection process

• Verification that the application is complete and that the applicant fulfils all requirements

• Evaluation by HOROS faculty members and ranking of candidates based on their qualifications, research experience, and future plans

• Invitation of preselected candidates for a hearing and personal job interview in Innsbruck/ online interviews on 06th July 2021(depending on the pandemic situation in July; justifiable expenses for travel and accommodation will be reimbursed)

• Final selection of stipendiates

• Start of project 01st September 2021

Application deadline: 06. June 2021 23.59h CET

Interviews: 06. July 2021

Start of work: 01. September 2021

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