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Postdoctoral ProgrammeEMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD)


The 2014 EIPOD call is now closed. Offical Interviews will take place on November 26 and November 27th in Heidelberg, Germany. A detailed calendar covering the individual steps of the selection process is available here. Dates for the next EIPOD call will be available here in early 2015.

Who are we looking for?

Interdisciplinarity is the basis of the EIPOD fellowship programme. As such we welcome applications from highly motivated fellows interested in moving into a new area of research. It is envisaged that fellows bring their specific skill sets to an EIPOD project and benefit from acquiring a new set of skills. Many EIPOD research projects involve groups located at different EMBL sites.  As such mobility is an asset.

We recruit EIPOD fellows from a wide range of backgrounds including, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, medicine, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science and bioinformatics. Interdisciplinarity is an important strength of research at EMBL and as such we welcome fellows interested in moving into a new area of research. 

Who is eligible?

The EIPOD fellowship programme is open to all nationalities, the only criteria being scientific excellence and interdisciplinarity.You must have your PhD (or 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience) before you can start your EIPOD position. We welcome applications from scientists who are currently doing postdoctoral research at another institution.  Postdocs at EMBL are also eligible to apply provided that previous affiliation with EMBL does not exceed 12 months in the last three years prior to the expected start date of the fellowship.

EIPODs will join the EMBL Postdoctoral Programme with its broad range of advanced training and career development opportunities.

EIPODs are supported by EMBL and a
EU Marie Curie Actions Cofund grant.