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Career & Funding opportunities


Overview of opportunities and upcoming deadlines

- Career events:
     EMBL Career Webinars | Industry Postdoc | Register by 14 May 2021
     PhD Symposium at EMBL | Late autumn 2021 (date TBA)   

- Funding and positions - for POSTDOCS:
     EMBL Bridging Excellence Postdoc Programme | Apply by 6 June 2021 
     EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs Programme (EIPOD)  | Apply by 7 September 2021 
     EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) | Apply continually
     EMBO Scientific Exchange Fellowship (3 months) | Apply continually
EMBO travel and child care grant | offered for specific events | Continually

     EMBL-EBI-Sanger postdoctoral fellowship (ESPOD) | Summer 2021 
     EMBL-IIT postdoctoral fellowship (ETPOD) | Summer 2021
     EMBL-EBI / Cambridge Computational Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellowships (EBPOD) | Summer 2021

- Funding and positions - for PHD STUDENTS:
     EMBL International PhD Programme | Apply by November 2021 
     EMBO Scientific Exchange Fellowship (3 months) | Apply continually
EMBO travel and child care grant | offered for specific events | Continually

- Visit EMBL:
     Fellowships for use of EMBL Services | Apply continually
     EMBL’s Scientific Visitor Programme 
     Internship at EMBL


Overview of opportunities and upcoming deadlines

- EMBO funding:
     EMBO New Venture Fellowship (3 months) | Apply by 1 June 2021
     EMBO Young Investigator grant | For group leaders setting up their independent laboratories | 1 April 2022
     EMBO Core Facility Fellowship (1 month) | Apply continually
     EMBO Scientific Exchange Grants (3 months) | Apply continually
EMBO travel and child care grant | offered for specific events | Continually

- EMBO training:
     EMBO Lab Leadership courses  | Apply continually

- EMBL funding:
     EMBL Technology Developers Programme
     - Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists (ARISE) | 31 January 2022

- Visit EMBL:
     Fellowships for use of EMBL Services | Apply continually
     EMBL’s Scientific Visitor Programme

~ Job opportunities ~

See the many job opportiunities at EMBL and EMBO | both scientific and non-scientific positions  

EMBL offer attractive conditions and benefits to attract and retain the brightest talent for scientific and non-scientific positions. We encourage applications from international candidates at all career levels.

If you are interested in postdoctoral positions at EMBL please visit Entry Routes. A few postdoctoral fellowships may be offered as specified positions on the EMBL job pages

Scientific services available to you ~ Core facilities, Instruments, & Infrastructure

~ Overview of available scientific services at EMBL ~

EMBL is powering world-class research through tools, data, and facilities

EMBL’s scientific services encompass over 40 bioinformatics and data resources, and more than 20 experimental services in the fields of structural biology, imaging, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, in vivo gene editing, and chemical biology.

Explore the various EMBL services available to you, where you have access to the very latest in scientific technologies, infrastructure, and data resources within structural biology, imaging, bioinformatics data ressources and tools,  multi-omics facilities, chemical biology services, in vivo gene editing services, and sample preparation.

Full list of Scientific Services at EMBL

See pdf flyer presentation of possible services

~ The new EMBL Imaging Centre | Opens in summer 2021 ~

Opens in summer 2021 - stay tuned!

The new EMBL Imaging Centre

Cutting-edge electron and light microscopy technologies. The EMBL Imaging Centre will provide open access for researchers to cutting-edge imaging technologies integrating methods in the field of electron and light microscopy.

Watch the presentation video of the EMBL Imaging Centre

~ Fellowships for use of EMBL Services ~

Fellowships for use of EMBL Services

The Christian Boulin Fellowships support travel and accommodation costs for young scientists visiting facilities at the EMBL sites, so they can learn and use the latest scientific techniques and advance their research projects.

Apply continually. 
Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Scientific conferences & courses

~ Courses relevant for PhD students ~

If you are looking for a scientific course for your PhD studies, then check out the many courses EMBL and EMBO offer.
A list of upcoming courses are also listed below here.

Please contact your PhD school for information on the ECTS point equivalent of a given course.

31 Mar - 12 May 2021
3 May - 7 May 2021
J. Krijgsveld, C. Ludwig, M. SavitskiClosed
17 May - 21 May 2021
M. Gerstung, A. MishraClosed
17 May - 25 May 2021
P. Baranov, J. Medenbach, S. Leidel, E. ZielonkaClosed
18 May - 20 May 2021
S. Butcher, C. BrooksbankClosed
15 Jun - 17 Jun 2021
L. Larcombe, S. MorganClosed
21 Jun - 25 Jun 2021
F. Eduati, K. Förstner, T. Hancocks, E. PetsalakiClosed
28 Jun - 2 Jul 2021
A. Holinski, L. Larcombe, S. Morgan, H. Peterson, A. SwanClosed
28 Jun - 2 Jul 2021
R. Haase, A. Klemm, S. Nørrelykke, P. Paul-Gilloteaux, C. Tischer, C. WahlbyClosed
12 Jul - 16 Jul 2021
T.Hancocks, C.Russell, V.Uhlmann, A.Brazma, J.Swedlow14 May 2021
12 Jul - 16 Jul 2021
D.Araújo, J. A. Vizcaíno, L.MartensClosed
12 Jul - 16 Jul 2021
M. Lampe, R. Pepperkok, U. Schwarz10 May 2021
26 Jul - 30 Jul 2021
I. Gaspar, E. Perlas, E. ZielonkaClosed
23 Aug - 27 Aug 2021
J. Delgado, A. Halavatyi, S. Marawske, S. Reither7 Jun 2021
30 Aug - 2 Sep 2021
V. Benes, K. Danielski, E. Zielonka13 Jun 2021
6 Sep - 10 Sep 2021
O. Avinoam, R. Mellwig, M. SchorbWill open shortly
27 Sep - 1 Oct 2021
D.AraujoWill open shortly
27 Sep - 1 Oct 2021
A. Holinski, R. SheriffWill open shortly2 Jul 2021
27 Sep - 4 Oct 2021
V. Benes, N. Humphreys, B. Koch, E. ZielonkaWill open shortly
11 Oct - 15 Oct 2021
P. Gopalasingam, D. Armstrong, G. Kleywegt, C. OrengoWill open shortly
11 Oct - 15 Oct 2021
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
A. Ståhlberg, V. BenesWill open shortly
8 Nov - 12 Nov 2021
P.Carvajal Lopez, R. Finn, L. RichardsonWill open shortly

~ EMBL courses and conferences ~

EMBL Courses and Conferences
 are a major European platform for sharing and expanding research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction.

Download the poster

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See full list of EMBL events

~ EMBO events and training ~

EMBO Courses & Workshops stimulate exchanges of the latest scientific knowledge and offers training in new techniques. The programme funds workshops, practical courses and lectures courses.

See full list of EMBO events

~ EMBO Lab Leadership courses ~

Leadership, communication, scientific writing, research integrity and other professional and 'soft skills' are critical for a successful career in science. These courses have been designed to meet the specific needs of researchers. 

See overview of courses in 2021:

  • Laboratory Leadership for Group Leaders | 4–6 May | 8–10 June | 29 June–1 July | 13–15 July | 17–19 August
  • Laboratory Leadership for Postdocs | 10–12 May 22–24 June | 6–8 July | 24–26 August
  • Self-Leadership for Scientists | 12–14 May | 1–3 September 
  • Project Management for Scientists | 18–20 May | 20–22 July 
  • Communicating Research: Paper Writing & Short Presentations | 24–25 June
  • Scientific Integrity: How to Publish Reproducible Results | 17–18 June 
  • How to Review a Scientific Paper | 20–21 May | 29–30 June 
  • Applying Design Principles to Schematic Figures | 2–2 July

~ EMBL Career Webinars ~

Industry Postdoc Positions

14 May 2021 | 11:00-12:00 CET
Register by 14 May 2021

EMBL Careers Webinars features career possibilities – both academic and non-academic. The webinars are free of charge and aimed at PhDs and postdocs from EMBL and from other institutions, but open to anyone interested. 

Mission of DANEMO

DANEMO is the Danish research support center and communication platform with the mission to increase attention to the numerous opportunities at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) for career paths, funding, and scientific services such as core facilities, databases, instruments, and large-scale facilities. EMBO and EMBL opportunities are relevant to everyone in the Danish research communities within life sciences in both academia and industry, from undergraduates to senior scientists! 

The aim is to raise the awareness and use of the many exciting research positions and fellowships at cutting-edge facilities to strengthen careers in science and research support, and of the many resources in science offered by EMBL and EMBO. Hopefully DANEMO’s mission will result in more Danish applicants to the PhD, postdoc and group leader programmes at EMBL, as well as the many career developing opportunities for research facility and support staff, use of scientific services at EMBL, and for fellowship, course opportunities and networks at EMBO.  

Registration closing in May 2021 ~ Scientific events

EMBL Conference
BioMalPar XVII: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite

25 - 27 May 2021
Registration extended to 10 May 2021

EMBO | Japan Virtual Lectures, co-organized with Tohoku University
Sensory pathways governing locomotion and appetitive behaviour
By Claire Wyart and Hiromu Tanimoto

11 May 2021 9:00-10:30 CET (16:00-17:30 JST) 
Register by 10 May 2021

EMBL course
AQUA-FAANG: Bioinformatic analysis of regulatory elements
10 - 12 May 2021
Registration will open shortly

EMBL Course
Super-Resolution Microscopy: Time-Resolved STED Nanoscopy
12 Jul - 16 Jul 2021
Register by 10 May 2021

EMBL-EBI Webinar
A guide to exploring drug-like compounds and their biological targets using ChEMBL
12 May 2021
Register by 12 May 2021

EMBL Course
Microscopy Data Analysis: Machine Learning and the BioImage Archive
12 - 16 July 2021
Apply by 14 May 2021

EMBO Workshop
Predicting Evolution
14 - 16 June 2021
Register by 16 May 2021

Molecular biology of mitochondrial gene maintenance and expression
16–21 May 2021 | SE-Svartsjö | Postponed from 17–21 May 2020
Register by TBA

EMBL-EBI Webinar
A guide to identifying and prioritising drug targets with the Open Targets Platform
19 May 2021
Register by 19 May 2021

Online Conference
Research Infrastructure Logistics - Getting Science in Place!
19 May - 20 May 2021
Register by 20 May 2021

EMBO | EMBL Symposium
New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology
7 - 9 July 2021
Submit abstract by 25 May »