Research Scientist
Location:Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:1 year
Grading:Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing Date:10 July 2018
Reference Number:HD_01237

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations worldwide. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy).

Do you love doing experiments but don’t want to be a group leader? We have the job for you!


The Furlong lab is looking for a research scientist that has great hands and loves to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge environment. The position involves contributing to different projects in the group and also, potentially, leading your own project. Extensive experience with Drosophila genetics and excellent molecular biology expertise are essential. Experience with microscopy is an advantage, but not a requirement. The work incorporates subcloning, next generation sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering, genomic techniques, new method development, and Drosophila genetics.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences, and extensive research experience.

The ideal candidate should be able to work independently, accurately and precisely and to tough deadlines.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multitask effectively and be part of an international team are required.

Fluency in English is essential.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

Additional Information

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.


Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.