Join EMBL and you’ll join a community of world-class researchers and skilled professionals working together to uncover the secrets of life.
We offer a wide range of challenging scientific and non-scientific positions at all of our European locations and encourage applications from international candidates at every career level.
If you are interested in joining EMBL please check our current vacancies. Each job notice includes details of the role and responsibilities, who we’re looking for, the closing date and contract duration.
Please apply online via EMBL’s e-recruitment portal, following the instructions given. You can use the portal to search and apply for positions, register for job alerts, and login to update and check the status of your application.
We evaluate all applications received. Candidates selected for interview are generally advised within two to four weeks of the closing date. EMBL covers economy-class travel expenses for all interviewees.
EMBL hires group leaders early in their career and provide them with a supportive, collegial and family friendly environment that allows them to launch ambitious and original research programmes.
"EMBL offers a very collaborative and inspiring working environment, which has been great for me... There are scientists from many different fields, enabling us to take a very interdisciplinary approach to biology."Judith Zaugg, Group Leader at EMBL Heidelebrg
By ensuring that we select the most suitable person for the job at the right time and on the basis of relevant skills.
By following a clearly structured and equal selection process for each applicant. By carrying out interviews by trained staff.
By taking actions to attract applicants from under-represented areas or areas of skill shortage.
By making the recruitment procedure as open, fair and consistent as possible. By documenting the process and providing relevant information to all applicants.
By having clear and efficient hiring processes and procedures that effectively serve hiring managers and applicants.
EMBL is committed to creating and maintaining a culture in which diversity and equality are valued and promoted.
EMBL welcomes applications from talented refugees and asylum seekers who have a scientific background and who would like to apply for our advertised positions, including internships, part-time and full-time jobs.
With 27 member states, laboratories at six locations across Europe and thousands of scientists and engineers working together, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a powerhouse of biological expertise. The intergovernmental organisation, headquartered in Heidelberg, was founded in 1974 with the mission of promoting molecular biology research in Europe, training young scientists, and developing new technologies.
Publishing hundreds of research articles and hosting dozens of conferences every year, EMBL is pouring out biological insights, and training Europe’s future scientific talent.