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

The Developmental Biology Unit studies the development of multicellular organisms.
Research in the unit covers all levels, from the cellular to the whole organism, and is
highly interdisciplinary, combining a wide range of approaches and innovative
techniques. EMBL brings together the most talented biologists empowering them to
explore bold new areas of biological inquiry.

Research in the Developmental Biology Unit is firmly embedded within the overall
EMBL research environment, with extensive in-house collaborations and support
from cutting-edge facilities, including genomics, transgenics, metabolomics, massspectrometry,
and microscopy. Interdisciplinary research at the interface between
development and metabolism, tissue mechanics, single-cell genomics, ecology,
evolution, or theoretical biology is welcome, as are candidates using classical
genetic models or new developmental model organisms.

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
Anne Ephrussi (
Further information about research in the Developmental Unit and at EMBL can be
found at
Application closing date: 8 October 2017.
Interviews are planned for 18, 19 and 20 December 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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