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PhD position – RNA modification

Molecular Biology
Medical University of Vienna, Center for Anatomy & Cell Biology


A Ph.D. position is available in the lab of Walter Rossmanith at the Medical University of Vienna, Center for Anatomy & Cell Biology. The research of the lab is focused on tRNA biogenesis in human mitochondria (www.meduniwien.ac.at/wrlab). The position offered, is embedded within a national research cluster on RNA modifications (www.rna-deco.org). The specific project aims to understand the biological significance and structural role of chemical modifications in the tRNA ‘core’ (i.e., modifications outside of the anticodon loop) using human mitochondrial tRNAs as a model system.


Prospective PhD students are required to have a solid background in molecular and cellular biology. Basic knowledge or some experience in bioinformatics will be considered a plus, but is not a prerequisite. The project will involve the genetic engineering of mammalian cells and various state-of-the-art methods in RNA biology, including specific RNA-Seq/NGS technologies. The applicants should have the ability to work effectively in a team. Payment will be according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF; www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/).


The Medical University of Vienna ranks among the best of all medical institutions in Europe and has a well-established PhD program in RNA biology.

The city of Vienna is consistently rated as one of the best places to live worldwide.


Interested applicants are invited to send an up-to-date CV, a motivation letter, and provide the contact details of two references, all preferably in a single PDF file, to Walter Rossmanith (walter.rossmanith(at)meduniwien.ac.at).


Name: Walter Rossmanith
Telefon: 014016037512

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