Trainee and Internships
All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain)

EMBL is among the world’s highest ranked scientific research organisations aimed to explore the secrets of life. EMBL integrates 27 member states and employs close to 1800 people across its six research sites in Barcelona, Cambridge (Hinxton), Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, and Rome. Its headquarters is located in Heidelberg (Germany) and integrate both research groups and core facilities.

Training of the next generation of scientists is one of EMBL’s key missions. The EMBL Corporate Partnership Programme invites applications for short-term fellowships to enable junior level scientific visitors (active PhD/postdoc fellows) to carry out experimental projects with an EMBL host research group, thereby allowing them to build new networks, experience the international and interactive environment at EMBL, in addition to experiencing progress of their own research goals.

These CPP fellowships are run by the Scientific Visitor Programme Office to provide logistic and organisational support to successful awardees before and during their stay. The funds are provided as reimbursements against cost and are flexible with other funding sources available to the awardees (i.e. can act as a top-up) – as long as all sources of funding are declared to the Scientific Visitor Programme office.

Your role

The successful fellow(s) is/are hosted by an EMBL research group, where they will successfully undertake the research project proposed in the application form, in conjunction with their EMBL group leader.Apply now

Closing date: 30 September 2023

  • Contract duration: 1-6 months
  • Grading: Unpaid visitor
  • Reference number: HD02442


You have

– Currently employed as a Ph.D or a postdoctoral researcher at a recognised institution of research or education, anywhere around the world

– Must be employed and return to home institution upon completion of project at EMBL

You might also have

The CPP fellowships are flexible funds which can be used to top-up other sources of funding available to you – to undertake a research secondment to EMBL.

The status of such funds already available to you will have no bearing on the outcome of your fellowship application.

Why join us

– a scientific community studying a variety of research questions at a level ranging from molecules to ecosystems, across all its sites.

– a great environment to foster new ideas, collaborations and projects.

– has a vibrant scientific and social community with a variety of student/staff run clubs and associations – a perfect place to forge lifelong friendships.

– an organisation committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity measures at the workplace

What else you need to know

– No restriction on age, gender, nationality, scientific background or current location

– Visitors to EMBL Core Facilities should apply to Christian Boulin fellowships to cover such visits since these fellowships are designed to host you at EMBL research groups.

– Only applications for minimum stay of one month to a maximum stay of six months will be considered

– While priority will be given to first time visitors to EMBL research teams, this is not an exclusion criteria and candidates previous visits to EMBL should be clearly highlighted in their application.

– Applications are open throughout the year with deadlines every three months on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

– Fellowships which have not been taken up through travel to the EMBL host group within 6 months of the award date shall be considered as lapsed. Such candidates will be invited to submit a new application with updated information.  

Please apply by uploading the following documents:

• completed application form (from the EMBL CPP fellowships website)

• complete CV with your publications (if any) up-to-date and indexed in ORCID

• confirmation of your visit from the EMBL hosting group leader

• a support letter from your supervisor at your home institute

Apply now

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