Family life beta

EMBL welcomes families from all over the world and supports them financially as well as through childcare services.

Financial benefits

Family circumstances can make a difference when it comes to employment with EMBL. Examples include marriage/legal partnership, divorce, birth or adoption of a child. In particular, these circumstances may have an impact on certain financial benefits.

Education grant

Non-resident staff members may receive an Education Grant for each child attending an educational establishment on a full-time basis in the host or in the home country.

Childcare and schooling

EMBL families come from all over the world and stay from as little as a couple of months to as long as nine years. They often have to adapt to a new life style, a new language, a new home and, if they have children, new day care facilities.

The main laboratory in Heidelberg has an on-campus, partly subsidised crèche and kindergarten for ages three months to six years.

For more information on childcare and schooling get in touch with us at hr@emnbl.de.


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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 attractive conditions and benefits to attract and retain the brightest talent. Learn more.

One laboratory. Six locations. Global reach.

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is a single organisation spread across six European locations. Each of our sites hosts its own research units, services and facilities.

EMBL is Europe’s leading life sciences laboratory.

EMBL seeks to better understand the molecular basis of life. In the process, we’re changing European science.