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Supernumerary in EMBL Heidelberg

Education Officer - ELLS

February 12, 2021 00:00

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated science education officer to join the European Learning Laboratory for Life Sciences (ELLS) Team at the EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. Our... We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated science education officer to join the European Learning Laboratory for Life Sciences (ELLS) Team at the EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. Our mission at ELLS is to bridge science and schools, to offer activities and resources to students and teachers featuring the scientific work at EMBL. ELLS is part of EMBL's International Centre for Advanced Training (EICAT). The postholder will report to the Head of ELLS.

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Closes 12 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Lead Data Scientist/Bioinformatician - Biomedical data integration

March 04, 2021 00:00

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Lead Data Scientist/Bioinformatician to lead the integration of biomedical genomics and genetic variation data... The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Lead Data Scientist/Bioinformatician to lead the integration of biomedical genomics and genetic variation data with the knowledge on proteins in the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), a world-leading provider of protein information, infrastructure and tools.The integration of biomedical data from large scale international initiatives into the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB) is essential to provide users with comprehensive information on the role of proteins in health and disease. Proteins shape our cells, tissues, and organs in response to the complex interplay of genomics with environmental and developmental cues. Proteins are key in understanding how individual genomic variation affects our phenotype, disease susceptibility, and drug responses. UniProt develops pipelines for the integration of sequence variation data from resources such as gnomAD and ClinVar. New technologies such as deep mutational scanning are emerging to determine the functional effects of thousands of variants in a certain protein in a single experiment. The development of computational tools will be critical in supporting variant analysis.The successful candidate will have the wonderful opportunity of working with software engineers and scientists in a world-leading resource on proteins (UniProt) at EMBL-EBI. S(he) will join the UniProt development team whose work spans computational annotation of proteins, software development, large-scale compute, big data, data production and automation. We are part of the UniProt Consortium with teams in US and Europe and collaborate with consortia and scientific communities from all over the world to research how proteins work in cell biology.The Protein Function development team maintains bioinformatics infrastructure of the world leading Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), Gene Ontology Annotation and Enzyme resource. This is a very dynamic and interdisciplinary team comprising talented and enthusiastic software engineers and bioinformaticians working closely together with the biocurators in these resources. The UniProt resource is one of the most internationally used protein databases serving a large and diverse research community in genomics, proteins and proteomics.

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Closes 4 March 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Software Developer

February 18, 2021 00:00

The Metabolomics Team is seeking an experienced Software Developer to join our dynamic and international team at the EMBL-EBI in Hinxton, UK.Metabolomics is the study of small molecule metabolites in... The Metabolomics Team is seeking an experienced Software Developer to join our dynamic and international team at the EMBL-EBI in Hinxton, UK.Metabolomics is the study of small molecule metabolites in the metabolome, which is the complete set of metabolites in a biological sample. By studying these metabolites, we can observe changes in cellular networks and biochemical pathways. This approach is being used to detect disease states and their progression, monitor responses to therapy, stratify patients based on biochemical profiles, and highlight targets for drug design. Our team provides the biomedical community with information on metabolites and their interplay with biological systems.We are responsible for MetaboLights, a global public repository for data from metabolomics experiments and their associated metadata. The database is cross-species, cross-technique and covers metabolite structures and their reference spectra as well as their biological roles and locations, and experimental data from metabolic experiments. We are also developing a centralised Metabolite Knowledgebase and MetaboLights Labs, a workspace for our community to use up to date and appropriate workflows for metabolomics analysis and a controlled access version of MetaboLights for clinical studies.This is an exciting time for the metabolomics field and we as a team are committed to evolving our database and services to serve our scientific community.

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Closes 18 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Strategy Officer

February 28, 2021 00:00

EMBL is looking for a Strategy Officer to support activities in strategy development and deployment, planning and reporting. You will report to the Head of Strategy and work closely with the... EMBL is looking for a Strategy Officer to support activities in strategy development and deployment, planning and reporting. You will report to the Head of Strategy and work closely with the Director-General and other members of the Strategy team. This role will support consultative processes involving stakeholders across the organisation as well as the identifying, developing and maintaining key indicators of performance and impact of the organisation. We are an international, friendly and supportive team, with ties to scientists and professionals throughout EMBL. This position is based in Heidelberg, Germany, but will require frequent international travel, including regular travel to EMBL’s five other sites.

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Closes 28 February 2021

Supernumerary in EMBL Heidelberg

Erzieher / Kinderpfleger im Anerkennungsjahr (m/w/d)

February 28, 2021 00:00

Du suchst als Erzieher/in oder Kinderpfl eger/in einen Platz für dein Anerkennungsjahr und möchtest die Ausbildung im Betriebskindergarten eines renommierten Forschungsinstituts abschließen? Dann komm... Du suchst als Erzieher/in oder Kinderpfl eger/in einen Platz für dein Anerkennungsjahr und möchtest die Ausbildung im Betriebskindergarten eines renommierten Forschungsinstituts abschließen? Dann komm zu uns!Wir bieten motivierten und engagierten Anerkennungspraktikanten/innen die Möglichkeit, ihre schulische Ausbildung in unserem interkulturellen Kindergarten durch exzellente Anleitung zu ergänzen.

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Closes 28 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Scientific writing, Communications and Project Officer

February 26, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in scientific research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies. Eileen Furlong, head of the Genome... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in scientific research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies. Eileen Furlong, head of the Genome Biology Dept./Unit, is looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and well-organised individual with a strong scientific background to support scientific writing, communication, grant management, and other strategic initiatives on tasks related to research in the Furlong lab and the Genome Biology Unit. The Genome Biology Unit contains 10 interdisciplinary groups studying the molecular mechanisms by which genetic information is expressed and regulated to yield diverse biological systems. We combine cutting edge, genome-wide approaches to systematically dissect and model complex processes going from genotype to phenotype. Research in the Furlong lab dissects fundamental principles of genome regulation during embryonic development, focusing on functional and organisational properties of the genome. Both the Unit and the Furlong lab are involved in many national and international collaborative research initiatives. The rich diversity and synergy within the Unit creates a very vibrant and supportive environment with a lively international community.

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Closes 26 February 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in Grenoble, France

Postdoctoral Fellow

February 04, 2021 00:00

An ERC-funded postdoctoral position in structural biology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wojciech Galej at EMBL Grenoble, France. We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious individual... An ERC-funded postdoctoral position in structural biology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wojciech Galej at EMBL Grenoble, France. We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious individual to join the team investigating the structure and function of large RNA-protein complexes. Our group is interested in various aspects of gene expression, including pre-mRNA splicing, snRNP biogenesis, and other related processes. The particular focus of this position will be structural investigations of the non-canonical splicing pathways in mammalian cells. We use a multidisciplinary approach to tackle complex biochemical problems by combining cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, and other biochemical and biophysical methods.

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Closes 4 February 2021

Staff Member in Grenoble, France

Head of EMBL Grenoble

January 28, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in biological research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies for the biological sciences. The... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in biological research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies for the biological sciences. The scientific programme of EMBL emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology. The next EMBL programme (2022-2026) “Molecules to Ecosystems” aims to explore the molecular basis of life in context. Building on our current strengths, new themes will include: infection biology, microbial ecosystems, planetary biology, human ecosystems, and theory. EMBL is an international research organisation publicly funded by more than 25 member states, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. EMBL is seeking to recruit a visionary leader in structural biology as Head of EMBL Grenoble. EMBL Grenoble is situated on the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Campus, along with three other research institutes, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Institut Laue-Langevin, and the Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS). In partnership, these institutes create a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment that provides a uniquely comprehensive range of structural biology platforms for both in-house research and external users. EMBL Grenoble and the ESRF jointly develop and operate the beamlines for macromolecular crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The ESRF has recently become the world’s first fourth generation synchrotron opening up new exciting opportunities including serial crystallography and X-ray imaging. In addition, EMBL Grenoble participates in a joint cryo-electron microscopy facility on the EPN campus that is likely to develop further in the future. A particular strength of EMBL Grenoble is its leading expertise in designing and building innovative automated instrumentation, providing an invaluable resource of technical know-how and support to aid the structural biology scientific community. Current research at EMBL Grenoble focuses on structural biology of complexes involved in RNA biology, gene expression and host-pathogen interactions, mainly in eukaryotic systems, using the full spectrum of structural biology including X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy, biochemistry, proteomics and cell biology approaches. As the opportunities offered by the new synchrotron source as well as by the rapid developments in cryo-electron microscopy evolve, as future Head of EMBL Grenoble, you will be in the exciting position of driving forward a future in integrated structural biology, taking into account the rapidly changing landscape in structural biology, while capitalising on the strong foundation of synergistic activities between research, service and instrumentation. You will have a decisive role in developing the overall strategy in Grenoble in line with the vision of EMBL’s scientific programme, reporting directly to Edith Heard, EMBL Director General. There is considerable scope for you to develop the research identity and profile of EMBL Grenoble to realise its full potential and deliver excellence. You will have a key role for its realisation, including the hiring and mentoring of research group leaders. As an active scientist and member of EMBL Faculty, you will also maintain scientific and technical contacts internationally at the highest level. You will contribute greatly to the success of EMBL Grenoble and EMBL as a whole, through participation in EMBL’s collegial leadership structure.

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Closes 28 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Software developer

February 25, 2021 00:00

We are looking for a talented full stack software developer to work on cutting edge tools for genome annotation as part of the Ensembl project (www.ensembl.org).Apollo (https://github.com/GMOD/Apollo)... We are looking for a talented full stack software developer to work on cutting edge tools for genome annotation as part of the Ensembl project (www.ensembl.org).Apollo (https://github.com/GMOD/Apollo) is a web-based platform used by researchers worldwide to annotate genome sequences with genes and other features important for their biological interpretation. The project has recently expanded and is now a collaboration between the University of Berkley, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and the Ensembl group at EMBL-EBI. As part of the Ensembl Applications team, you will work closely with developers and stakeholders at all three sites to produce the exciting next generation of Apollo.

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Closes 25 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Bioinformatics Community Project Manager

February 28, 2021 00:00

The Zeller Team is looking for a community project manager to join the Bio-IT core team.The EMBL Bio-IT project aims to build and support a thriving community from the growing number of computational... The Zeller Team is looking for a community project manager to join the Bio-IT core team.The EMBL Bio-IT project aims to build and support a thriving community from the growing number of computational researchers and bioinformaticians at the institute. The project is coordinated by a small team of core members, distributed between the Zeller and Gibson teams at EMBL Heidelberg. Driven by voluntary contributions from members of the community, Bio-IT project activity includes: delivering training in computational research skills; creating connections between community members; developing and maintaining resources and supporting infrastructure; and disseminating relevant information throughout the community. Since the project began, back in 2010, the community has created an extensive programme of internal and external training, established internal GitLab and instant messaging systems with 100s of users throughout the institute and its many sites, and organized occasional events on a variety of computational topics and meeting series for those learning and using Python and R for their research.

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Closes 28 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Head of Developmental Biology Unit

March 14, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in biological research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies for the biological sciences. The... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in biological research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies for the biological sciences. The scientific programme of EMBL emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology. EMBL’s next programme (2022-2026) “Molecules to Ecosystems” will explore the molecular basis of life in context. Building on our current strengths, new themes will include: planetary biology, human ecosystems, infection biology, microbial ecosystems and theory.EMBL is an international research organisation publicly funded by more than 25 member states, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.EMBL is seeking to recruit a visionary leader as Head of the Developmental Biology (DB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg.The DB Unit, a department currently comprising 9 independent groups, aims to establish novel approaches to elucidate the principles and mechanisms underlying the emergence of a dynamic organization in developing organisms. The development of multicellular organisms from single cells to adult animals requires the dynamic interplay of many cellular processes, coordinated in space and time. Members of the unit combine the power of genetic model organisms with quantitative imaging and –omics technologies, synthetic biology, reduced (in vitro) systems and theoretical modelling, to create a cross-cutting approach to modern developmental biology.You will have a decisive role in developing the overall strategy of the unit in line with the vision of EMBL’s scientific programme and to realise its full potential and deliver excellence, including the hiring and mentoring of research group leaders. As an active scientist and member of EMBL Faculty, you will also maintain scientific and technical contacts internationally at the highest level. You will contribute greatly to the success of EMBL as a whole, through participation in EMBL’s collegial leadership structure.This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape the Developmental Biology (DB) Unit in the context of EMBL’s next scientific programme, with the goal to establish the molecular basis of life in its natural context. The central goal of this bold vision is to gain molecular and mechanistic insights to understand how organisms respond to changing environments, and how they influence their environment.

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Closes 14 March 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Senior Java Developer (FIRE)

February 20, 2021 00:00

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated senior software developer to work on the UK Biobank EMBLEM project at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the... We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated senior software developer to work on the UK Biobank EMBLEM project at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. The main purpose of the role is to support the containerisation and deployment of FIRE, a locally developed software-defined storage system that provides FIle Replication in our internal data centres and remote cloud environments. You will participate in extending the existing service in support of a new collaboration with the UK Biobank to provide archival and distribution of 500,000 whole-genomes.FIRE is an established software-defined storage system based on open source software, aiming to provide fast data archival and retrieval at scale, for the many physical, virtual and container platforms managed by other EMBL-EBI service teams. FIRE is currently growing by around 2PB of new data each month and is currently undergoing a huge transformation to become a cloud-like service available to EMBL-EBI teams. You will be joining the team which maintains the legacy code and runs the service while implementing the new solution within our hybrid cloud environment.You will be working in the Software Development and Operations team led by Sarah Butcher, within the Technical Services Cluster (TSC).

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Closes 20 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Electron Microscopy Data Bank Coordinator

February 19, 2021 00:00

EMBL-EBI is a world-leader in archiving and disseminating 3D biomacromolecular and cellular structure data and plays a key role in the dissemination of 3D electron microscopy (EM) data through the... EMBL-EBI is a world-leader in archiving and disseminating 3D biomacromolecular and cellular structure data and plays a key role in the dissemination of 3D electron microscopy (EM) data through the EMDB (Electron Microscopy Data Bank; emdb-empiar.org) and EMPIAR (Electron Microscopy Public Image Archive; empiar.org) public archives.We develop and provide advanced tools and web-resources for searching, analysing and visualising structural data for the benefit of structural biologists and the wider scientific community. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals (scientists and IT specialists).

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Closes 19 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Database Engineer

February 17, 2021 00:00

We are looking to recruit an experienced database engineer to join the Literature Services Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near... We are looking to recruit an experienced database engineer to join the Literature Services Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).Our team develops and maintains EuropePMC (https://europepmc.org/) - a repository of 6.5 million full text biomedical research articles, supplemented with ~38 million abstracts, database links and citation information.This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to an ambitious project that aims to become the literature resource of choice for life science and biomedical researchers in the UK, Europe and beyond.You will be working together with the rest of the team (Developers, Tester, UX, Product Manager, Team Leader, Data Scientist, Community Manager, Help Desk, Database Administrators - DBAs) in an Agile environment and will need to collaborate with external collaborators

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Closes 17 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Bioinformatics Developer

February 17, 2021 00:00

Genomic sequencing in the clinical setting is becoming routine, but it produces large numbers of variants which require efficient annotation and filtering to understand potential disease mechanisms... Genomic sequencing in the clinical setting is becoming routine, but it produces large numbers of variants which require efficient annotation and filtering to understand potential disease mechanisms and improve diagnoses. We seek a bioinformatician to work on tools to help improve the speed, accuracy, sensitivity, precision and information content of clinical reporting from genomic sequence information.The new position will involve working with the existing members of the Variation Annotation team and interacting with clinical research scientists and curators to extend and improve existing tools. The team of bioinformaticians/developers deliver robust and reliable resources for consistent variant annotation. We are responsible for the variation resources in the Ensembl project and develop tools for data access, visualisation and variant interpretation, including the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP). As part of our contribution to the Transforming Genomic Medicine Initiative (TGMI), we have developed Gene2Phenotype (G2P), a system to capture and distribute manually curated gene-to-phenotype or disease associations in a standardised, structured format. G2P data can be used with an Ensembl VEP extension to filter results from genome and exome sequencing studies and more rapidly filter results to identify potentially causative genotypes.

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Closes 17 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Audio Visual Technician

January 31, 2021 00:00

The Photolab group is responsible for the imaging, audiovisual and video production needs of EMBL and EMBO in Heidelberg. The postholder will work in a team of three audiovisual technicians, three... The Photolab group is responsible for the imaging, audiovisual and video production needs of EMBL and EMBO in Heidelberg. The postholder will work in a team of three audiovisual technicians, three photographers and one video producer. Responsibilites will include:

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Closes 31 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Computer scientist in Spatial-omics & Image data analysis

January 31, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in scientific research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies. In particular, exciting single cell... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in scientific research and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies. In particular, exciting single cell genomic methods are revolutionising biological research. The field is advancing at a very rapid and exciting pace to measure multiple parameters from the same single cell (multi-omics) and to study cells in their native in-situ context (spatial-omics). The GenTechDev team, together with John Marioni, Oliver Stegle and Anna Kreshuk are looking for a highly motivated computational scientist who loves to implement and develop computational solutions, and would like to expand their skills and knowledge regarding spatial-omics and image data analysis and visualization within a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge environment. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team dedicated to developing widely accessible methods in single cell spatial-omics.

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Closes 31 January 2021

Supernumerary in EMBL Heidelberg

Graphic Designer

January 29, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship life sciences organisation. An intergovernmental organisation of 27 Member... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship life sciences organisation. An intergovernmental organisation of 27 Member States, EMBL operates sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and provides life science training and service programs globally. EMBL is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Graphic Designer for a short-term project to finalise the design and implementation of a visitor exhibition at EMBL Heidelberg in Germany. The visitor exhibition will highlight the importance of curiosity-driven fundamental research, providing the public with insights into molecular biology and the power of imaging technologies, and the widespread societal impact of EMBL research. The conceptual design has been completed and technical design is currently underway. You will work with a small project team, our external consultants, and our internal Design team to finalise the planning, development and delivery of the visual content for the visitor exhibition. The exhibition will include inviting and inspirational visual material in both print and digital media. This role is based in Heidelberg, Germany and you would ideally start in May 2021 and stay on board until October 2021 (some flexibility is possible depending on project timelines and your availability). The timeline and duration of this position are linked to availability of external funding. We are an international, friendly and supportive team, with ties to scientists and professionals throughout European and global life sciences and supportive technologies.

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Closes 29 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Photographer

January 31, 2021 00:00

The photographer will join a team of eight, providing modern photographic, video and conference services in a large international scientific research environment. The photographer will join a team of eight, providing modern photographic, video and conference services in a large international scientific research environment.

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Closes 31 January 2021

Staff Member in Grenoble, France

IT System Engineer

February 21, 2021 00:00

EMBL is Europe’s flagship research organization for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organization with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. EMBL... EMBL is Europe’s flagship research organization for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organization with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. EMBL is international, innovative and interdisciplinary – its 1700 employees of more than 80 nationalities, operate across six sites in Barcelona, Cambridge, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg and Rome. The EMBL Grenoble site is located in the heart of the French Alps and has a world-wide reputation for research and service activities in structural molecular biology. The IT group of EMBL Grenoble is responsible for providing efficiently run and cost effective office and scientific computing support for admin and scientific staff, in particular high performance storage and processing of X-ray crystallographic and cryo-electron microscope data.

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Closes 21 February 2021

Staff Member in Hamburg, Germany

Beamline Scientist in Small Angle Scattering

February 02, 2021 00:00

EMBL Hamburg is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the small-angle X-ray scattering team. The EMBL Hamburg Unit is located on the DESY research campus and pursues research in structural... EMBL Hamburg is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the small-angle X-ray scattering team. The EMBL Hamburg Unit is located on the DESY research campus and pursues research in structural biology and the development of instrumentation and computational methodology for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and macromolecular crystallography (MX). EMBL Hamburg is running one SAXS beamline and two MX beamlines on the high-brilliance synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. The beamlines are complemented by laboratories for biophysical sample characterization and preparation and computational facilities for data evaluation. EMBL is heavily engaged in the preparations for a next-generation synchrotron, PETRA IV, in Hamburg.

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Closes 2 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Head of Human Resources, EMBL-EBI

February 02, 2021 00:00

We are looking for an experienced and exceptional HR professional to take on this leadership role in our internationally-renowned scientific institute as we grow in size and ambitionAt European... We are looking for an experienced and exceptional HR professional to take on this leadership role in our internationally-renowned scientific institute as we grow in size and ambitionAt European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)'s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), we make the world’s public biological data freely available to the scientific community via a range of services and tools, perform fundamental research and provide professional training in bioinformatics. Specifically we help scientists realise the potential of 'big data' in biology, exploiting complex information to make discoveries, and supporting EMBL-EBI to fulfil its scientific missionKey to this mission are our people - the HR team aims to attract, engage, support and develop highly talented scientists, skilled technical and administrative experts and specialists from around the world, currently around 800 staffEMBL-EBI is a truly international organisation, with the majority of our people originating from outside the UK – as Head of HR you will nurture, support and celebrate this diversity, which is at the core of the Institute’s successDrawing on your experience of leadership and successful organisational change, you will support the development and implementation of HR strategy and policy decisions, and lead a professional HR team to deliver operational excellence in a busy and demanding environment

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Closes 2 February 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Postdoctoral Fellow

February 02, 2021 00:00

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Marioni laboratory and develop computational methods to enable the analysis of large-scale single-cell genomic data.This... We are seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Marioni laboratory and develop computational methods to enable the analysis of large-scale single-cell genomic data.This project is a collaboration between John Marioni’s group at EMBL-EBI and GSK. You will be based at the EBI in Hinxton but will maintain close links with the Functional Genomics - Computational Biology team at GSK, including regular discussions and reporting, both virtual and in person.The Marioni group is a world leader in computational biology, with a particular interest in developing methods that exploit high-throughput single cell genomics data to understand the molecular mechanisms that underpin decision making in cells in the context of normal development and cancer. The lab has contributed some of the most influential papers in the field of single cell genomics, including key methodological advances that have underpinned numerous scientific insights. We have had a particular impact in applying these methods in the context of early mammalian development. John Marioni is also a key member of the team leading development of the international Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project (https://www.humancellatlas.org/).Recent advances in the area of single cell genomics have facilitated the possibility of generating a Human Cell Atlas, where cutting-edge molecular biology techniques can be used to refine our understanding of cell types within the human body. This will build a platform for future transformative research in understanding tissue homeostasis and, ultimately, disease. This project will use data from the HCA as well as disease-relevant datasets.The successful candidate will have a strong background in computational biology, with a PhD in a relevant discipline. You will also have excellent communication skills and a genuine interest in applying computational methods to biological questions.

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Closes 2 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Bioimage Analyst

February 07, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in scientific research in and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies. In order to support its research... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world leader in scientific research in and at the forefront in the development of cutting-edge technologies. In order to support its research teams, EMBL has set up a number of core facilities which provide cutting-edge services to its scientists and visitors from its member states. The Centre for BioImage Analysis (CBA) collaborates closely with the Advanced Light Microscopy and the Electron Microscopy Facilities together with EMBL’s IT department to develop and provide solutions in advanced image and data analysis. Core facilities and CBA closely collaborate with Cellzome, a GSK company located on the EMBL campus in Heidelberg. The computational biology group at GSK is developing state-of-the-art analysis and data integration methods for disease tissue characterization using single-cell and spatial omics data. We are seeking a Bioimage Analyst supporting the CBA team in developing and establishing workflows and services for the analysis of spatial multi-omics data.

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Closes 7 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Web Developer

February 01, 2021 00:00

IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and at the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome. In collaboration with the EMBL-EBI in... IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and at the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome. In collaboration with the EMBL-EBI in Cambridge our team is creating and implementing a new web infrastructure for all EMBL websites.We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Web Developer to join the Software and Solutions team within EMBL IT Services, who will be responsible for driving and implementing a new enterprise database service, in order to improve web access to the laboratory’s dynamic content.

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Closes 1 February 2021

Supernumerary in EMBL Heidelberg

Content Writer (part-time)

January 29, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship life sciences organisation. An intergovernmental organisation of 27 member... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship life sciences organisation. An intergovernmental organisation of 27 member states, EMBL operates sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, and provides life science training and service programmes globally. EMBL is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic exhibition Content Writer for a short-term project to finalise the design and implementation of a visitor exhibition at EMBL Heidelberg in Germany. The visitor exhibition will highlight the importance of curiosity-driven fundamental research, providing the public with insights into molecular biology and the power of imaging technologies, and the widespread societal impact of EMBL research. The conceptual design has been completed and technical design is currently underway. You will work with a small project team, our external consultants, and our internal Content team to finalise the planning, development and delivery of the written content for the visitor exhibition. You will be responsible for writing fun, engaging, and informative text for graphical, audiovisual, and tactile exhibits, ensuring that content is accessible and engaging for target audiences and consistent in style and tone of voice. Experience in writing or editing texts about science is highly advantageous. This role is based in Heidelberg, Germany, and ideally you would start in March 2021 and stay on board until February 2022 (some flexibility is possible depending on project timelines and your availability). The timeline and duration of this position are linked to availability of external funding. We are an international, friendly, and supportive team, with ties to scientists and professionals throughout European and global life sciences and supportive technologies.

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Closes 29 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Scientist in Electron Microscopy Facility

February 14, 2021 00:00

We are looking for a scientist in electron microscopy and cell biology to join the Electron Microscopy Core Facility. The position will require high-level input on projects or requests coming from the... We are looking for a scientist in electron microscopy and cell biology to join the Electron Microscopy Core Facility. The position will require high-level input on projects or requests coming from the users of the facility and the mastering of high-end techniques in electron microscopy for Cell Biology, particularly for the specialized fields of correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and of volume electron microscopy imaging. Specialized tasks involve performing the diverse set of CLEM methods and supervising the operations of the volume SEM activities of the EMCF (FIB-SEM, SBEM, array tomography).

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Closes 14 February 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Resource Development Manager

January 31, 2021 00:00

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK), Rome (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).The organisation’s Office of Resource Development raises private support for strategic priority projects from individuals, foundations and companies and is looking for a new Resource Development Manager.Fundraising for Science and Research – Join the Team!

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Closes 31 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL-EBI Hinxton

Ensembl Variation Project Leader

January 31, 2021 00:00

The Ensembl Project, based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), is one of the leading providers of genome annotation. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Project Leader to... The Ensembl Project, based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), is one of the leading providers of genome annotation. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Project Leader to manage the Ensembl variation and phenotype resources.Large-scale sequencing projects are producing genomic data on an unprecedented scale, providing extensive variant catalogues in many species and leading to the discovery of rare human variants. New techniques also allow systematic measurement of variant impact on functional elements of the human genome. Together, these can be used to drive an improved understanding of gene regulation, genetic disease, evolution and population genetics.The Ensembl Team creates pipelines and procedures for the aggregation and annotation of large of scale data from public archives. We develop tools for data access, visualisation and variant interpretation, including the Ensembl Variant Effect Predictor (VEP). We participate in projects including the Transforming Genomic Medicine Initiative (TGMI), the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and are actively engaged with our user community. Ensembl resources are some of the most highly used by scientists across the globe.

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Closes 31 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Project Controller/Budget Officer

January 28, 2021 00:00

EMBL's Budget Office is responsible for financial administration of research grants, including assistance in budget preparation, monitoring and controlling expenditure against awarded budget and... EMBL's Budget Office is responsible for financial administration of research grants, including assistance in budget preparation, monitoring and controlling expenditure against awarded budget and timely preparation/submission of financial reports to grant giving bodies. It constantly performs actions ensuring completeness, accuracy and conformance of expenditure with the funders' rules. EMBL’s Budget Office supports scientific and administrative projects in the Laboratory’s Headquarters as well as at its 6 sites across Europe.We are looking for a Project Controller/Budget Officer who will be responsible for financial administration of research projects, including budget preparation, monitoring and controlling expenditure against awarded budget and timely preparation of financial reports in liaison with the responsible scientists.

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Closes 28 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Systems Engineer

January 26, 2021 00:00

IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and at the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome. Within IT Services, the IT Operations team... IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and at the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome. Within IT Services, the IT Operations team is responsible for managing and developing the provision of large-scale IT services from our high-performance data centres to support EMBL’s science. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Systems Engineer to join the team.

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Closes 26 January 2021

Staff Member in EMBL Heidelberg

Data & Metadata Standards Officer

January 31, 2021 00:00

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced scientist to join the research group of Peer Bork within the Structural and Computational Biology Unit to help develop standards and ensure... We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced scientist to join the research group of Peer Bork within the Structural and Computational Biology Unit to help develop standards and ensure interoperability of tools in the field of microbiomics. Our bioinformatics research group works on a wide range of research topics with a current focus on microbial analysis in ecosystems like the human gut or the ocean. We are involved in various national and international projects and also engage in the development, improvement and implementation of standards for microbiome data and metadata. Current relevant consortia include the German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA, https://ghga.dkfz.de/) and the International Human Microbiome Coordination and Support Action (IHMCSA).

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Closes 31 January 2021

Staff Member in Hamburg, Germany

Software Engineer for experiment control and data acquisition.

January 31, 2021 00:00

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic software engineer who wishes to develop and maintain software for controlling high-end instruments and the associated large-volume flows of experimental data... We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic software engineer who wishes to develop and maintain software for controlling high-end instruments and the associated large-volume flows of experimental data on the synchrotron stations at EMBL Hamburg. This opportunity is open to candidates at the beginning of their career. The Hamburg Unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory is in charge of four experimental stations on the PETRA III synchrotron, one of the world brightest X-rays sources run by DESY in Hamburg (https://www.embl-hamburg.de/services/). These experimental stations are operated 24/7 and used by hundreds of international users every year for addressing their research questions in Structural Biology. The acquisition of X-ray data (diffraction and scattering) from biological samples requires the synchronized control of many complex instruments. While current data rates are on the order of GBytes per second, real-time processing and data evaluation is needed to support scientific workflows.

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Closes 31 January 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain)

ARISE Fellowships for technology developers

January 31, 2021 00:00

In the frame of ARISE (Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists) programme, EMBL is looking for experienced professionals with a background in science, technology, engineering, or... In the frame of ARISE (Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists) programme, EMBL is looking for experienced professionals with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) eager to develop novel technologies for life sciences and get trained to operate life science research infrastructures of tomorrow.Successful applicants will become ARISE Fellows and will receive a three-year Fellowship to: work on method or technology development of their choice in various areas (from bioinformatics or engineering, see the full list below), towards service provision to external life science researchers and get trained in operation and management of research infrastructures and service provision. ARISE is the first Fellowship programme of its kind in Europe and is designed to train Fellows to become highly skilled leaders or senior staff at research infrastructures or other service providing facilities.In addition, ARISE Fellows will gain broad understanding of life sciences, data management and FAIR data policies. The programme will also provide broad professional networking opportunities, raising awareness about technology and science developments, and the needs of the user community.Each ARISE Fellow will be hosted by an EMBL group or team of their choice at one of EMBL's six sites (Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton, or Rome) and will do secondments at partner organisations from industry or academia. EMBL group and team leaders participating in ARISE, all have a track record in developing new methods and technologies, providing these as a service to external researchers, and applying them to answer novel scientific questions.This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945405.

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Closes 31 January 2021


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Predoctoral fellowships

The EMBL International PhD Programme, established in 1983, represents EMBL’s commitment to first-class training and education. We are committed to providing EMBL PhD students with the best starting platform for a successful career in science.

Postdoctoral fellowships

Postdocs at EMBL have a wide range of backgrounds including, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, and bioinformatics. Interdisciplinarity is an important strength of research at EMBL and we welcome fellows interested in moving into a new area of research.

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