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Postdoctoral Programme

Join a dynamic research community of more than 1,000 scientists

EMBL provides postdocs with an exciting interdisciplinary research environment, cutting edge technology and the training and career development support to progress in their preferred career path.

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About

Our mission is to train the next generation of scientific leaders. EMBL is committed to providing fellows with the scientific training, mentoring and career development support needed to advance in their careers in academia, industry and beyond.

As a postdoc at EMBL you will:

  • benefit from a world-class research infrastructure and access to cutting edge technologies
  • have the opportunity to work on ambitious research projects in interdisciplinary teams
  • work in a supportive and collaborative research environment rich in scientific exchange and which fosters scientific independence
  • be supported by the EMBL Postdoctoral programme providing access to transferable skills training, career development support and mentoring
  • benefit from an active seminar series with internal and external scientific leaders


The EMBL Postdoctoral Community

EMBL’s Postdoctoral community is central to the institute’s ambitious interdisciplinary research programme. EMBL supports approximately 250 postdocs across its 6 sites. Postdocs spend up to five years at EMBL provided funding is available. They are represented by a committee made up of postdoctoral representatives from all EMBL units and sites.

Postdoctoral representatives participate on various EMBL committees and working groups and organize events to support scientific and professional networking for postdocs.

Meet our alumni!


Join us!

Our group leaders welcome speculative applications from talented researchers. Please get in touch with the group leaders you are interested in to explore opportunities. An overview of EMBL’s research groups including contact information is available here.

Some postdoctoral positions are advertised on the EMBL Job pages.

You can also explore EMBL’s postdoctoral fellowship programmes:


EIPOD4

The last recruitment for the EIPOD4 programme was in 2021. A new programme will be launched with a call opening in October. Details will be available here in August 2022.


Contact

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Brenda Stride

Postdoctoral Programme Manager / Deputy Head of Internal Scientific Training

Postdoctoral Programme

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EMBL Postdoctoral Programme

EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstraße 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

Tel: +49 6221 387-8329
Email: postdocs@embl.org

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