Training at EMBL

EMBL’s multifaceted training programme is committed to excellence in training at all stages of careers in the life sciences. Alongside training for scientists, the Science Education and Public Engagement office leads and coordinates the institute’s science education programmes and public engagement efforts.

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Predoctoral fellows

Discover the EMBL International PhD programme for Life Sciences, interdisciplinary and unique.

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Postdoctoral fellows

Embark on your path to independence in a collaborative and world class research environment.

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Develop innovative life-science technologies as an ARISE fellow at one of EMBL's sites.

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Courses & conferences

Share and expand research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction.

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Science Education and Public Engagement

Participate in inspiring programmes for teachers, young learners and the public.

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Train at EMBL during your undergraduate degree in all natural and formal sciences.

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Scientific visitors

Develop collaborations by visiting an EMBL research group.

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Self-paced learning

Access our self-paced courses with a focus on research carried out at EMBL.

Apply for an EMBL fellowship programme

PhD Programme

The next call for applications - 2025 Winter Recruitment - will open in September 2024.

Postdoctoral fellowships

The 2023 EIPOD-exploring life in context (EIPOD-LinC) call is open from 20 November 2023 to 20 February 2024.


The next call for ARISE fellows for researchers who want to build careers in research infrastructures will open on 1st of July 2023.


News from EMBL’s six sites

More about training at EMBL

EICAT, EMBL's International Centre for Advanced Training, is committed to excellence in training at all stages of careers in the life sciences. It promotes advanced training activities at all six EMBL sites, between EMBL and its sister institution EMBO, and with research organisations in the EMBL member states.

EMBL's internal training activities support PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and technology developers to advance their careers as members of an EMBL group or team. The EMBL Fellows’ Complementary Skills and the EMBL Fellows’ Career Service provide additional career development support tailored for EMBL PhD students and postdocs.

Its external training activities include a rich programme of courses and conferences, as well as supporting scientific visitors coming to the lab. The Science Education and Public Engagement office offers inspiring programmes for young learners, teachers and a diverse public.