EMBL Fellows' Career Service

Career support and guidance to predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows across EMBL’s six sites

The EMBL Fellows’ Career Service provides career support and guidance to predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows across EMBL’s six sites.

EMBL is committed to providing the next generation of scientists with the training, mentoring and career development support needed to identify and successfully progress in their desired careers.

The service helps EMBL fellows to take informed decisions about their career planning. Whether the main interest is pursuing a career path in academia, exploring opportunities in industry R&D, or moving away from the bench, the EMBL Fellows’ Career Service can help.

Two dedicated career advisors provide support at all stages of the career planning process through a portfolio of activities and resources for EMBL’s predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. These include:

  • Individual career guidance
  • Job application materials checks
  • Resources summarizing information on different career options, and on best practice for job applications
  • Exercises to assist self-directed career planning
  • Career development workshops and events
  • Specific activities for predocs and postdocs

Some of our resources and events are made available to the entire scientific community: the EMBL Careers Blog, EMBL Careers Days and Webinars.

The EMBL Fellows’ Career Service incorporates the EIPOD career development service, which receives funding under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions COFUND (grant number 847543).

Career events

Organised by EICAT (PhD and Postdoctoral Programmes) together with EMBLEM, the long-standing annual EMBL Career Day provides an overview of non-academic career possibilities for scientists from all EMBL sites and the local scientific community. A new event, the EMBL Academic Career Day, was also planned for 2020.

In 2020 and 2021, these events have been converted into a webinar series covering both academic and non-academic careers.

EMBL’s Career Day and Careers Webinars are free of charge and open to participants from EMBL and from other institutions. All participants must register to attend.

Please see the links below to register for upcoming events.

Upcoming events

2021 EMBL Autumn careers webinar series:

  • Clinical research & medical affairs | 8th October 11:00-12:00 (CET) / 10:00-11:00 (BST) | Registration
    • Dr. Fernanda Bajanca | Clinical Research Manager | Centre Hospitalier Universitaire De Toulouse | FR
    • Dr. Nade Abazova | Medical Science Liaison Manager | Sanofi | DE
  • Academic teaching positions | 26th November 14:00-15:00 (CET) / 13:00-14:00 (BST) | Registration
    • Dr. Anne-Laure Duchemin | Maître de Conférences | University of Strasbourg | FR
    • Dr. Katharine Hubbard | Reader | University of Hull | UK
    • Dr. Christina Morgenstern | University Lecturer | University College of Teacher Education Carinthia | AT
  • Regulatory affairs | 13th December 11:00-12:00 (CET) / 10:00-11:00 (BST) | Registration
    • Dr. Irene Garcia Ferrer | Regulatory Affairs Specialist | BD | FR
    • Dr. Claudio Shah | Global CMC Regulatory Affairs | Boehringer Ingelheim | DE


The EMBL Fellows’ Career Service is part of the Internal Scientific Training Team directed by Monika Lachner – Head of Internal Scientific Training (EICAT) and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Contact persons in the EMBL Fellows’ Career Service:

General inquiries

EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Tel: +49 6221 387-8725/8891

Email: fellows_careers@embl.org