Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

Friedrich Miescher Institute


The Friedrich Miescher Institute is devoted to fundamental biomedical research aimed at understanding the basic molecular mechanisms of health and disease. The FMI focuses on the fields of Epigenetics, Quantitative Biology and Neurobiology. Furthermore, the FMI contributes to the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The FMI is affiliated with the University of Basel, where most of the graduate students are enrolled and where it contributes to the teaching program.

As a partner in this project, FMI intends to cooperate with the EMBL towards training of the Fellows. FMI can host up to three Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondments and introduce them to the ways of working, instrumentation and procedures at FMI. Duration of secondments will be between 4 and 12 months and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow. Fellows who will do secondments at FMI will come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of FMI.

At FMI Fellows will have a possibility to learn microscopy, electron microscopy, deep learning, computational biology, next generation sequencing and proteomics. The Fellows will also have a chance to get acquainted with the operation of FMls technology platform representing the above mentioned fields. FMI will dedicate supervision capacity for each fellow on secondments. During secondments, Fellows can stay employed by EMBL.

FMI does not intend to host mini-secondments in a duration of up to two weeks.