EMBL International PhD Programme in Various Scientific Areas

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position at EMBL, Hinxton, UK

EMBL International PhD Programme: Join the unique and world-renowned EMBL International PhD Programme, where exceptional candidates are invited to pursue cutting-edge research in various scientific areas across multiple EMBL sites. This exciting opportunity offers a comprehensive training experience that fosters scientific excellence and collaboration. Be part of a vibrant community and embark on a journey of discovery that will shape your future career.

Designation: PhD Researcher

Research Area: Various scientific disciplines offered across EMBL sites, including but not limited to Molecular Biology, Genetics, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, and more.

Location: Multiple EMBL sites including Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Rome, and Heidelberg.


  • Highly qualified students of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before starting at EMBL, a university degree that qualifies them for entry into a PhD or equivalent program in the country where the degree was obtained.
  • Minimum of two academic reference letters are required.
  • Evaluation is based on qualifications and scientific potential.

Job Description: As a PhD Researcher in the EMBL International PhD Programme, you will have the opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research projects within diverse scientific disciplines. Collaborate with leading scientists, utilize state-of-the-art facilities, and contribute to advancing knowledge in your chosen field. The programme offers a structured curriculum, mentorship, and a supportive environment that nurtures your scientific growth and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration.

How to Apply: To apply, complete the online application form available on our website. Please note that the online application is mandatory. Visit the Application section on our website for detailed instructions and guidelines.

Last Date for Apply: 09 October 2023, 23:59 CEST

Recruitment Timeline (2024 Winter Recruitment):

Application opensAugust 2023
Application submission deadline09 October 2023, 23:59 CEST
Reference deadline11 October 2023, 23:59 CEST
Written application resultsMid-November 2023
Screening interviews (online)23 October – 9 November 2023
Virtual Panel AssessmentTo be confirmed
In-person interviews22 – 26 January 2024 (at EMBL sites)
29 January – 1 February 2024 (at EMBL Heidelberg)
Expected start dateFlexible; by October 2024 at the latest

Additional Information: Selected candidates will undergo online panel interviews followed by in-person interviews at EMBL sites. Financial assistance for travel and visa support will be provided. Candidates with prior EMBL association are also encouraged to apply and will be reviewed by the Graduate Committee.

Note: EMBL does not charge any fees during the recruitment process and will not request bank details.

For further information and inquiries, please contact the EMBL Graduate Office.



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