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The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences.

EMBL locations

EMBL operates from six sites across Europe: 

Governance of EMBL

EMBL is an intergovernmental organisation specialising in basic research in the life sciences, funded by public research monies from more than 20 member states, including much of Europe and Israel, and two associate members, Argentina and Australia. EMBL is led by the Director General, currently Professor Edith Heard, appointed by the governing body, EMBL Council. The Council is comprised of representatives of all member and associate member states.
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EMBL’s missions

The cornerstones of EMBL's mission are to:
  • perform basic research in molecular biology;
  • train scientists, students and visitors at all levels;
  • offer vital services to scientists in the member states;
  • develop new instruments and methods;
  • actively engage in technology transfer;
  • and to integrate European life science research.

Research at EMBL

Research at EMBL emphasises experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.
Research is conducted by more than 80 independent groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. EMBL is international, innovative and interdisciplinary. Its more than 1700 employees from many nations represent scientific disciplines including biology, physicschemistry and computer science.

Training opportunities

Outstanding training is available at multiple levels: PhD studentspostdocs and visiting scientists. EMBL hosts a comprehensive schedule of courses, conferences and workshops, many organised in collaboration with EMBL's sister organisation, EMBO (short for European Molecular Biology Organization). Additionally, the Laboratory offers a platform for dialogue with the general public through various science communication activities such as lecture series, public visitor programmes and the dissemination of scientific achievements.

Scientific services

Services provided by EMBL include:
  • core biomolecular databases and bioinformatics tools, particularly at EMBL-EBI;
  • the provision of beamlines, instrumentation and high-throughput technology for structural biology at the Hamburg and Grenoble oustations;
  • Core Facilities, which provide cost-effective and efficient access to methods and technologies that are expensive to set up or maintain, or that require considerable expense.

Jobs by EMBL

27 Jobs Found

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EMBL Grenoble is looking for a Data Scientist to develop innovative approaches for the analysis of structure guided drug design data based on advanced computing and machine learning technologies. The HTX lab at Grenoble provides access...
Location:United Kingdom
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Ensembl is one of the leading providers of genome annotation. We seek a highly motivated, talented and experienced developer to contribute to our variation resources. Large-scale sequencing projects are producing genomic data on an...
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We are looking for an Operational Manager to join the Proteomics Core Facility at EMBL Heidelberg. The Proteomics Core Facility provides scientific support in the areas of proteomics and structural biology for scientists at...
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The Rompani group at EMBL Rome is looking for a Research Technician who will participate in neuroscience research as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists working within a highly collaborative international environment. We use...
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The main goal of genetic engineering is to develop methods to modify the genome of animals in a precise and robust manner. CRISPR/Cas9 technology has dramatically accelerated progress in genome engineering. Still, a significant challenge...
Location:United Kingdom
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ELIXIR is a distributed research infrastructure that supports the management, analysis and safeguarding of the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research. ELIXIR's 23 Nodes connect hundreds of institutes...
Location:United Kingdom
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We are looking for an enthusiastic Full Stack Developers to join the European Bioinformatics Institute ( EMBL-EBI ) in our mission to create scientific web services that are aesthetically pleasing, useful, usable, and empower our...
Location:United Kingdom
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We are seeking to recruit an Communities Coordinator to join the ELIXIR team located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.   The main responsibility of the ELIXIR Communities Coordinator is to support ELIXIR...
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A Research Technician position is available in the High Throughput Crystallization Laboratory (HTX Lab) at EMBL Grenoble. The HTX lab is one of the largest platforms for automated macromolecular crystallization screening in Europe and is...
Location:United Kingdom
Employer: EMBL
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking a Bioinformatician to join the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) to support development and maintenance of the EGA metadata standard, data model, and metadata-related tools....