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Heidelberg, Germany

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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

15 Jobs Found

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About the team: The research group of Wolfgang Huber at EMBL develops statistical data analysis and machine learning methods for modern biotechnologies, applies them to biological and biomedical discovery, and translates them into...
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The Ries group at the EMBL Heidelberg is looking for a postdoctoral fellow for developing simulation-based deep learning algorithms for computational microscopy. This project is in close collaboration with the Macke Lab at the Excellence...
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The Ries group at the EMBL Heidelberg is looking for a scientific programmer for developing simulation-based deep learning algorithms for computational microscopy. This project is in close collaboration with the Macke Lab at the...
Location:United Kingdom
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EMBL-EBI Ensembl team is looking for an enthusiastic outreach officer to join our team, providing  support and training to users of our genome resources. Ensembl Outreach is responsible for interacting with our diverse user community,...
Location:United Kingdom
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Ensembl is a leading genome informatics resource, one of the most highly used by scientists across the world. In the Variation team, we integrate and annotate large quantities of variation data from public archives and develop tools...
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The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France),...
Location:United Kingdom
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We are seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Marioni laboratory and use single-cell genomics data to construct and compare senescence trajectories for cells. This project is part of the new NIH-funded...
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As a part of the new EMBL-Programme starting in 2022, the transversal research theme Planetary Biology aims to understand, from the molecular to the population level, how microbes, plants, and animals respond to each other and to their...
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The EMBL Protein Expression and Purification Core Facility provides support regarding all types of experiments related to advanced protein expression, purification and biophysical characterization. The facility offers a service for...
Location:United Kingdom
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Are you creative, curious, and ambitious and like to tackle challenging biological data analysis problems? We have an exciting opportunity for a bioinformatician interested in structural biological data and functional annotations to...