Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

We hire researchers and engineers to advance technology and methods in life sciences and learn how to lead service providing research infrastructures.


Careers in research infrastructures (core facilities, data resources, service teams, large instrumentation) are on the rise and are an excellent alternative to the classical academic career. They allow you to use your scientific expertise and academic freedom, without the pressure to necessarily become a professor.

Through ARISE, we hire you for three years at one of EMBLs six sites and let you work on a technology or method development project of your choice as part of one of the EMBL groups and teams. In parallel we organize a unique training that teaches you how to run service and manage teams, how to support users, manage their and your projects, and promote innovation.


When you leave, we expect that you will be qualified to take a senior position in core facilities, service teams, big research infrastructures, technology development groups in academia, industry, healthcare, or other sectors, or start your own service providing enterprise.

Scientists and engineers at RIs provide services to advanced technology to other researchers, improve technologies, and manage the service units. During your ARISE fellowship, you will learn these special skills and open doors to long term careers in service providing RIs in academia or in industry.

Sounds interesting? See how to apply.

Development of technology, techniques and methods, especially of those that can be used by many scientists, is currently one of the most important tasks in life sciences and at EMBL.

Our groups are working on imaging, chemical biology, computational modelling, microfluidics, robotics, X-ray optics, high-precision mechanics, data acquisition, automation, bioinformatics and software development, and integrated structural biology.

The technologies they develop help scientists to further understand topics in genome, structural, developmental and planetary biology, cell and tissue biology, translational research, or drug design.

See on which technology developments ARISE hosting groups are working.

We are looking for STEM professionals with at least 4 years of research experience (including first experience in method and technology development), coming either from academia or industry, with or without a PhD. You might be an engineer in industry or an experienced scientist in academia who is looking for the new directions in their career development. You need to have a wish to develop new methods and technologies for life sciences, strong interest to support other scientists by providing different technologies as a service and to learn to manage research infrastructures.

Running research infrastructures is a very interesting, creative and rewarding job.

Learn how to apply for ARISE fellowship.

ARISE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945405.

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We are grateful to Raditech GmBH for providing philanthropic support towards supporting scientists on the ARISE programme