Postdoctoral ProgrammeEMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD)
The 2013 EIPOD call has now closed. The official interviews will take place in Heidelberg on November 28th.
The dates for the 2014 EIPOD call will be avaiable here in April 2014.
Each year, EMBL and Marie Curie Actions will fund about 20 EIPOD positions involving at least two research groups, preferably located in different units. Each project will have one scientific supervisor who will officially host the EIPOD, but all projects will involve extensive collaboration with the partner lab(s). Click here for an overview of EMBL research units and to search by research topics.
In addition or instead of providing a self-defined project, candidates may also select up to two available EIPOD project ideas, which should then be developed into a short research project proposal (approximately 2 pages).
All EMBL faculty are eligible to be co-ordinators or partners but should be contacted to pre-discuss potential projects.
Applications are invited via our online database which is available here. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application and whether they are invited for interview by the middle of October. The official interviews will take place in Heidelberg on Thursday November 28th.
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.