Scientists at all career stages are welcome to conduct collaborative projects with EMBL-EBI staff or carry out their own research in Hinxton, where they may enjoy the benefits of a large, interdisciplinary community and a critical mass of bioinformaticians and computational biologists. Many of our teams work with Masters students or offer short-term placements such as internships. 

You can find out about opportunities at other EMBL sites on the EMBL Visitors and Scholars Programme page.

Geek for a Week

Our 'Geek for a Week' scheme offers bioinformaticians the chance to work at EMBL-EBI for one intensive week. Participants arrange their own funding, accommodation and travel. If you’d like to give it a try, get in touch with one of the group leaders listed on this page. You will need to send them:

  • a letter stating why you would like to visit, what you hope to achieve, what special facilities you might require and how the visit would benefit your research;
  • your CV and contact information for two references.

Visiting groups

We welcome research collaborations of between two and five people who would like to conduct a project at EMBL-EBI. To apply, contact the group leader you would like to work with. You will need to send them:

  • a letter stating why you would like to visit, what you hope to achieve, what special facilities you might require and how the visit would benefit your research;
  • for each member of the group, a CV and contact information for two references;
  • dates of your intended visit, if known’
  • how you intend to fund the visit.

Internships and projects at EMBL-EBI

If you are interested in gaining work experience or pursuing a research project in one of our groups, please contact the group leader directly.

Funding

In exceptional circumstances, EMBL-EBI may be able to provide a small stipend, but this is decided on a case-by-case basis. In most cases we are not able to offer financial support for short-term visitors, but we encourage applicants to apply to the European Molecular Biology Organization’s (EMBO) Short Term Fellowships for help covering a stay at EMBL-EBI under the standard EMBO conditions.

Applications for EMBO Short Term Fellowships need to be supported by an EMBL-EBI staff member and should be completed using the online application form.
For more details about EMBO, visit the EMBO home page.