Exciting PhD positions at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain)
06 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Would you like to contribute your creativity to an international team of scientists from various disciplines focusing on basic research in the area of molecular life sciences?

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) invites you to apply for PhD positions in Heidelberg, Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Hinxton (near Cambridge) and Rome. We welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds, such as in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering and Molecular Medicine.

Information about the PhD Programme and fellowships as well as research topics at EMBL can be found here.

Why join us

EMBL provides PhD students with a starting platform for a successful career in science by fostering early independence and interdisciplinary research. The enriching encounter of different nationalities, the friendly and collaborative atmosphere, and the passion for science is what unites EMBL’s diverse staff and provides an ideal setting to forge long-lasting connections and make studying at EMBL a formative experience. Our PhD positions are fully funded and offer broad health care and pension benefits.

Learn more about the EMBL International PhD Programme and apply online here:

The deadline for submitting the online application is 4 October 2022. References must be submitted by 6 October 2022.

Interviews will take place in January - February 2023. Successful candidates would start their work at EMBL latest by mid of October 2023.

EMBL is a signatory of DORA. Find out how we implement best practices in research assessment in our recruitment processes here.

For further information, please contact EMBL Graduate Office via

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