Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for maintaining close working relationships with national and local authorities in the host countries of the EMBL sites.

The Chief Operating Officer also has close relationships with the EMBL Council, and in particular the Finance Committee), which decide the Laboratory’s general policies, budgets, and terms and conditions of service.

He is supported in this by the Heads of Human Resources, Finance, Purchase, Facility Management, Legal Services, Health and Safety, and general support services. The Chief Operating Officer's team includes a Senior Project Officer and a Records and Information Manager.


Chief Operating Officer's Office

+49 6221 387-8202

EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstr. 1
69117 Heidelberg, Germany


EMBL is an inter-governmental organisation with 27 member states, one associate member and two prospect members that is led by the Director General, Prof. Edith Heard, appointed by the EMBL Council.