Bridging Excellence Fellow
Location: All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain)
Staff Category: Postdoctoral Fellow
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 1st year stipend rate
Closing Date: 8 March 2020
Reference Number: EF00001
Do you want to make your mark as a transatlantic scientist? Do you want to be mentored by researchers from two leading research institutions? The EMBL | Stanford Life Science Alliance invites ambitious researchers to submit an application to the Bridging Excellence Postdoctoral Program. The Life Science Alliance is an inter-institutional research initiative dedicated to advancing biomedical research. With a network of over 40 labs from across EMBL and the Stanford University School of Medicine, we believe in working together to leverage our expertise and knowledge to drive high impact research. We enable high-risk, high-gain projects with our Bridging Excellence Fellowships, which are awarded to ambitious and creative joint projects that are defined by postdoctoral applicants.  

Your role

We invite all eligible researchers to submit a proposal describing a creative, high-impact collaboration between at least one lab at EMBL and one at the Stanford University School of Medicine. This collaboration should build on the strengths of the partner laboratories, as well as the researchers own expertise. Fellowships will be awarded to researchers, who take up a position as a postdoctoral fellow at EMBL for 3 years. During this time, fellows will spend up to one year visiting their collaborators in Stanford to work on the joint research project. As well as access to researchers and technology at both sites, fellows will also be able to take advantage of first-rate postdoctoral training opportunities from both institutions.  

You have

Researchers who want to bridge two leading research institutions, work with cutting-edge technology, and develop as a global scientist are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be prepared to be internationally mobile, drive the creation of new research synergies and be excited by the prospect of being an ambassador for transatlantic science.

You might also have

We invite applications in all fields, from any eligible researcher regardless of nationality, gender, or scientific background. Please read the applicant guideline provided on our website for full eligibility criteria.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

What else you need to know

The fellowships provide funding for a 3-year EMBL stipend, lab consumables, a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs during visits to Stanford and attendance at an international conference.

Please download the application form and submit the final PDF, along with the completed letter of support from your chosen project supervisors by March 8th 2020. Applications must be submitted using the form provided. Applications that are not submitted using the form provided, or outside of this system will not be reviewed.

You will also be asked to provide the contact details of two referees who will be emailed automatically once you submit your application. The deadline for letters of recommendation is the 23rd of March 2020.

Please read the applicant guidelines available on our website for more information on eligibility, current collaborations and conditions of the fellowships.

Interviews will take at place at EMBL during the week of May 4th 2020.