Comments on EMBL
What impact has EMBL had on your career?
Former predocs living in:
Switzerland: "Collaborative spirit of doing research and strong dedication to work are part of the philosophy that one takes away from working there."
UK: "International community, excellent facilities and great supervisor."
"Essential for my career, many contacts from the time are still very valid and valuable today."
Germany: "Crucial skills learned while at EMBL and network of fellow Predocs is vital for my career."
France: "Very positive, indeed. I learned the way how modern and international science should be done."
Former postdocs living in:
Belgium: "Insight into how an ideal institute should operate with small teams around a central department-linked broad theme. Top level offer of seminars by external and internal speakers. Highly interactive young scientists."
France: "EMBL has a strong reputation, that helps a lot. I met the top people in my field during my stay at the EMBL. These are exceptional opportunities. Contacts are always valued by employers."
UK:."Brought me up to speed with technological developments, and stimulated my interest."
Germany: "I would never have had the chance to develop skills in cellular imaging without the help of my group leader, nor would I ever have understood molecular biology without the seminars at EMBL."
Singapore: "EMBL's model of research and network and open culture across disciplines have transformed my life; and critical for my successes."
India: "I have learned high quality of scientific problems and approaches to solve those problems."
Former Faculty members
Netherlands: "It has made all the difference in the subsequent positions that I got, because it supplied evidence that I could survive as a scientist in such an international setting."
Former scientific staff
Canada: "Huge network of people, that move on to different institutes and connect me to even more groups."
Cuba: "Very positive, the scientific atmosphere I experienced during my stay was extremely motivating. During that period I got in contact with many of todays Bioinformatics leading scientists."
Former Administrative staff
Spain: "My time at EMBL paved the way for the position I am in now, plus I continue to have collaborations and contacts which shape my current activities."
Would you recommend EMBL as an employer?
Former postdocs living in:
Hungary: "Absolutely! it has the best cafeteria (no joking, it was centrally located, spacious, pleasant with long opening hours - I had the best scientific discussions during my long academic career there)."
Hungary: "It is a highly stimulating community, with superior possibilities in term of consulting with senior scientists, equipments, excellent invited speakers etc."
Lebanon: "Exceptional scientific environment and interaction among groups."
Former scientific staff living in:
UK: "Conditions - pay, facilities excellent. International. Good resources, technical support, computing facilities. Family, child allowances."
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