The EIPOD-LinC fellowship programme is open to all nationalities and welcomes applications from experienced researchers with diverse educational backgrounds (e.g. life sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, ecology, epidemiology etc.) who are passionate about pursuing ambitious interdisciplinary research projects in an international setting.
EMBL currently has postdoctoral funding schemes with the AI Health Innovation Cluster Innovation Campus Heidelberg Mannheim Healther & Life Sciences Alliance (Deutsches Krebskorschungszentrum, Max-Planck-Institute für Medizinishe Forschung, Universitäts Klinikum Heidelberg, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim, Universität Heidelberg, Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit), AstraZeneca, UK (EAZPOD), Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK (ESPOD)
6. Choose an EMBL partner or a partner from an external academic institute, industry or clinic from an EMBL Member State, Associate Member State or Prospective Member State. Not sure who to choose? Most EMBL hosts have suggested collaborators (available here when the call opens). Discuss with your EMBL host. Check collaborator suggestions from your EMBL host listed on the participating faculty page.
7. Open an application. The link to the online application database is available here.
EIPOD-LinC is a competitive merit-based fellowship programme. It follows a well-defined weighted scoring system (see the Guide to Applicants available here when the call opens). Eligible applications are independently reviewed by an EMBL group leader and an external expert. Evaluators are asked to provide an overall impression of a candidate’s application in terms of excellence, impact and implementation as described in the guide to applicants.
Lab visits: Interviewing candidates interact with the labs involved in their proposed projects prior to the interviews.
Interviews: The interviews take place approximately 12 weeks after the call closes. Candidates give a talk on their research accomplishments and their proposed research project (10 minutes) and a have a panel interview (30 minutes per candidate). The interviews for the 2023 call will take place on April 18, 2024.
Applicants not put forward following the eligibility check or short-listing or who do not receive an offer following the interviews have the right to request an appeal. The details of the appeal procedure are included in the outcome email. Requests for appeal must be submitted by email to the Programme Manager using the appeal form included with the outcome email within 7 days of a candidate receiving a rejection. Appeal requests will be treated confidentially and are reviewed by an Appeals Committee.
The EMBL Hosts participating in the 2023 EIPOD-LinC call for applications will be available here shortly before the call opening.
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