Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities GmbH


The Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF) is a publicly funded non-profit research institute, situated at the Vienna Biocenter. We offer access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and scientific services. Our customers are academic research institutions and companies in the field of Life Sciences. VBCF is open for all forms of scientific collaborations.

As a partner in this project, the VBCF intends to cooperate with the EMBL towards training of the Fellows. VBCF can host up to 3 Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondments and introduce them to the ways of working, instrumentation and procedures at VBCF. Duration of secondments will be between 2 and 6 months and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow.

Fellows who will do secondments at the VBCF will come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of VBCF. At VBCF Fellows will have a possibility to learn and get acquainted with the operation of the services that are part of our service portfolio. The VBCF will dedicate supervision capacity for each fellow on secondments. During secondments, Fellows can stay employed by EMBL.

The VBCF intends also to host mini-secondments in a duration of up to two weeks, during which Fellows will shadow operations at VBCF.