EBI-Sanger postdoctoral fellowships

Because EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute share the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, close collaborations are common and strongly encouraged by both institutes. Our researchers have easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities and an active seminar programme. The EBI–Sanger Postdoctoral (ESPOD) Programme builds on the collaborative relationship between the two institutes, offering projects that combine experimental (wet-lab) and computational (dry-lab) approaches.

Application and selection

ESPOD application deadline

The deadline for applications has now passed.  The next call will open in early 2015.


Please submit your application online via www.embl.org/jobs. Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter specifying the project you are applying for (see the list on this page);
  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • Two recent letters of reference.

Self-proposed projects

If you choose to propose a project that is not on the list, submit a full description (maximum: 1000 words) to the PI you would like to work with. This description must be pre-approved by the group and team leaders involved before you submit the application.

ONLY self-proposed project applications should be submitted via e-mail: espod@ebi.ac.uk. Other applications should be submitted through the EMBL jobs page (see above).

Interviews and selection process

Interviews will take place 25 September 2014.

Interviews will include one-to-one discussion with the group leaders associated with the project of interest as well as a panel interview.

Start date

Fellowships typically begin in mid-October. Although the start date may be delayed with the agreement of the group leaders, the ESPOD must be undertaken within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Contract Duration: 3 years

Grading: EMBL stipend rates. Details concerning stipend will be provided to those candidates who are invited to interview.

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Research at a Glance

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