Eligibilty requirements

Academic requirements: Applicants must have completed a PhD at the date of recruitment (start date of the fellowship) or have 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience. Successful candidates have 6 months to take up their fellowship (June 10, 2021 for fellows recruited in the 2020 EIPOD call for applications).

Mobility requirements: The EIPOD4 programme is open to experienced researchers of all nationalities. Prior association (including visitor contracts) of an applicant with EMBL is compatible with application to the EIPOD programme but cannot exceed 12 months within the last 3 years prior to the application deadline.

Contract conditions

Fellows receive three year contracts. Positions come with:

  • Generous salary based on the site where the fellow is based
  • Social securities including health insurance, unemployment insurance, and pension scheme
  • Allowances: family allowance for fellows in a union and children's allowance if relevant
  • Funds to support travel to partner lab (EMBL and external if relevant)

The 2020 salary rates are available here. The EMBL HR pages provide an overview of the Laboratory's conditions of employment.