IT Services

EMBL IT Services provide IT infrastructure, services and support to EMBL’s scientific community and administration in Heidelberg, Rome, Barcelona, as well as other EMBL sites.

Our mission is to empower our users by providing a state-of-the-art, affordable and easy-to-use IT environment.

EMBL Heidelberg IT Services provide IT infrastructure, services and support to EMBL’s scientific community, administration, and scientific and technical support teams in Heidelberg, Rome and Barcelona, as well as to EMBL’s sister organisation, EMBO. Our mission is to enable our users to reach their objectives by providing a state-of-the-art, affordable and easy-to-use IT environment.


Bringing Digital Biology To Life

Research in molecular life science is becoming data-intensive. As new technologies enable EMBL’s scientists to acquire more – and more complex – data, the IT Services team deploys innovative approaches to help them store, analyse and make sense of that wealth of information.

Servers at EMBL HD

IT Infrastructure

At EMBL Heidelberg, the IT infrastructure is designed to support data-driven science involving key technologies such as genome sequencing, large-scale imaging, computational biology and modelling.

3D Cloud: Efficient image analysis

The EMBL 3D Cloud is a flexible, scalable virtualisation infrastructure that enables users to process microscopy data without having to move large datasets multiple times.

What EMBL researchers say

Handling datasets

Alba Diz-Muñoz – Group Leader, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit

“What I find very special about the IT department here is that you can come to them with a problem and they’ll solve it very quickly. The efficiency of the team is really remarkable.”

Efficient computation

Jaime Huerta – Research Scientist, Bork Group

“I’m very happy with the new system they’re setting up, which is the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing.”

Work with us

Want to push the boundaries of current technology? Interested in joining an international team that values your own development as much as the infrastructure’s?

Learn more about working at EMBL.

We welcome speculative applications: if there are currently no open positions that fit your portfolio, email ITjobs@embl.de and tell us why we can’t do without you.

Meet people from the team

What our alumni say about working in IT Services

Scientific Editor, The EMBO Journal

Administrative and support in EMBL Heidelberg

EMBO stands for excellence in the life sciences. We support talented researchers at all stages of their careers in Europe and beyond, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work. EMBO Press encompasses four pres…

Closes on 30th April. Posted 24th March 2023


Cryo-EM Specialist

Administrative and support in Grenoble, France

EMBL Grenoble is looking for an experienced and motivated cryo-EM specialist to join its in-house EM facility team. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and future development of the facility as well as user training in sample screening and data collection. The successful…

Closes on 4th May. Posted 24th March 2023


Digital Communications Officer

Administrative and support in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is looking for a Communications Officer to cover a period of maternity leave. This is a rare chance to join a high performing and close knit Communications team. We work closely with leadership, staff and international collaborators to deliver high…

Closes on 21st April. Posted 24th March 2023