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We are always looking for highly motivated outstanding people to join our team. All interested should be curious about fundamental biological questions related to nuclear organization or cell division, and be fascinated by molecular cell biology, the latest imaging technologies, or computational biology.


Speculative applications of researchers from all disciplines with a recently completed PhD or who are about to finish their PhD are welcomed. Candidates are expected to have a published record of achievements that would enable them to succesfully apply for postdoctoral fellowships and should send a CV, letters of recommendation, and a short outline of their research interests to Stephanie Alexander (

In addition, we are currently especially, but not exclusively looking for postdocs interested in

Applications for those positions can be submitted through EMBL's online application tool until 13 January 2019.


At EMBL you cannot apply directly to individual labs for a PhD position. All students have to apply to the EMBL International PhD Programme (EIPP) to be selected. For details about EIPP, please visit the EIPP website.


MSc or advanced BSc students are always welcome to apply for short projects, the minimum duration is however 12 months due to the advanced technologies we employ in our research, which require a significant training period. Please send a short motivation letter, a CV including grades and a list of courses taken, and a reference from at least one university advisor (researcher preferred) to Stephanie Alexander (


We are looking for a research technician supporting our projects in studying 3D genome organisation. If you interested, you can find out more about this vacancy at EMBL's job opportunities page.