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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

18 Jobs Found

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The research groups of Oliver Stegle and Lars Steinmetz look for a computational postdoctoral fellow to join an ambitious collaborative project with the goal to decipher molecular networks by integrating AI-based analytics and causal...
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The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the top life sciences research institutions in the world with sites in Grenoble, France; Heidelberg and Hamburg, Germany; Hinxton, UK; Rome, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. The...
Location:United Kingdom
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The Ensembl Applications team is looking for a talented software developer to create innovative web services as part of the Ensembl project at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), situated in South Cambridgeshire.   Ensembl...
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We are seeking to recruit a group leader with expertise in small angle X-ray scattering methods to develop and oversee X-ray based structural biology research and services at the present PETRA III and the future PETRA IV synchrotron....
Location:United Kingdom
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Training is a core activity across EMBL-EBI, involving almost every part of the organisation and coordinated by a team of 28 people. The Training Team delivers a world-recognised programme that encompasses training delivered virtually...
Location:United Kingdom
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We are recruiting a Project Leader to spearhead the development of the RNAcentral and Rfam databases. Currently funded by the BBSRC and Wellcome , Rfam and RNAcentral are key resources for RNA Biology that serve tens of thousands...
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A research support officer position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wojciech Galej at EMBL Grenoble, France. We are looking for a motivated individual to join the team investigating the structure and function of large RNA-protein...
Employer: EMBL
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the leading scientific research organisations in Europe, with sites in Heidelberg (Germany), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK), Monterotondo (Italy) and...
Location:United Kingdom
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We are seeking a passionate and energetic full stack Software Developer to join our Ontologies Tools team working on our Semantics as a Service platform. This platform is used extensively in the life sciences community in big data...
Employer: EMBL
EMBL is Europe’s flagship research organization for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organization with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. EMBL is international, innovative and...