Standort: Heidelberg, Germany
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: EMBL
Eingetragen am: 2017-08-25

The Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit is a vibrant interdisciplinary department where
biologists, physicists and chemists work closely together. The Unit’s highly collaborative
research groups employ approaches ranging from advanced electron and light
microscopy, chemical biology and biochemistry, genetics and functional genomics to
bioimage informatics, modelling and computer simulations. The research in the Unit
focuses on comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanism of essential
cellular functions, currently including transport, signalling, migration, differentiation
and division.

We are seeking to recruit outstanding group leaders who wish to carry out cuttingedge
molecular cell biology research. In addition to that, we also welcome applications
to establish research or technology development groups in the areas of bioimage
informatics and computational modelling of dynamic cell biological processes. In
addition to biologists, applicants with a background in (bio)informatics/mathematics,
engineering, chemistry, physics and a keen interest in cell biological applications are
especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate should have a strong motivation to work in the multidisciplinary
and collaborative environment of EMBL, grasping the opportunity to interact with
many other research groups. In general, EMBL appoints group leaders early in their
career and offers a highly collaborative and uniquely international culture. It fosters top
quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of
independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows. Significant core funding and limited teaching responsibilities
allow EMBL group leaders to undertake ambitious, farsighted research programs and
provides a scientific environment that is particularly attractive for researchers with

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Unit
Jan Ellenberg (
Further information about research in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit and at
EMBL can be found at
Application closing date: 8 October 2017.
Interviews are planned for 16 and 17 November 2017.
An initial contract of 5 years will be offered to the successful candidate. This is
foreseen to be extended to a maximum of 9 years, subject to an external review.

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