EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships (EI3POD)

The EI3POD programme supports interdisciplinary research projects involving two or more EMBL groups, usually located at different EMBL sites. Fellows in the EI3POD scheme may also take part in international/inter-institutional collaborations, or an intersectorial experience while carrying out interdisciplinary research. The programme has been set up to offer maximum training opportunities for fellows.

Read about the EI3POD programme

In 2018, EMBL and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions will fund about 15 EIPOD positions. Each project has two scientific supervisors from EMBL (a coordinator and a partner) who host the EIPOD officially, but the project involves extensive collaboration with the partner group(s), who might be academic or commercial.

If you are interested in pursuing an EI3POD fellowship, develop a research proposal and contact one or more of the participating EMBL-EBI group leaders listed below directly to discuss it before you apply:

Application process

The call for EI3PODapplications is now open. The deadline for submission of research proposal is Wednesday, 12 September 2018 (23:00 UK time).

Your application should include the following:

  • Research proposal
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Contact details for two referees

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If you have questions about the EI3PODfellowship, please contact Brenda Stride, Senior Postdoctoral Programme Administrator on eipod@embl.org.

Interview process

Interviews: Panel interviews will take place on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, at EMBL Heidelberg. Successful candidates will be invited to attend a welcome event prior to the interview, on Monday, 3 December 2018. Prior to the welcome event and panel interviews, candidates will be offered the opportunity to visit relevant EMBL sites. During this time, candidates will meet with the group leaders and group members.

Start date: Fellowships typically begin in January. Although the start date may be delayed with the agreement of the group leaders, the EI3PODmust be undertaken within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Contract Duration: 3 years

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