EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships (EIPOD4)

The EIPOD4 is a new international postdoctoral fellowship programme co-funded by Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions. Designed to support the increasing diversity of career paths in Europe’s research landscape, the programme offers three tracks for fellows to choose from:

  • The academic track for fellows largely interested in pursuing a classical academic career
  • The industry track supporting interdisciplinary research projects involving an industry partner or applied research projects
  • The clinical track targeting MD/PhDs who aspire to work as physician scientists and fellows with a strong interest in biomedical research.

Participating fellows are based at EMBL and work on self-designed interdisciplinary research projects. All projects involve at least two EMBL groups. Additional external partners from academia, industry, clinics and museums may also participate in EIPOD projects as defined by the chosen track.

Read about the EIPOD4 programme

Application process

The call for EIPOD4 fellowships is now closed.

If you have questions about the EIPOD4 fellowship, please get in touch:
Brenda Stride 
EMBL Postdoctoral Programme Manager

Upcoming information webinar

29 May 2020, 9:00 BST/ 10:00 CEST
Watch webinar

You can also view a recording of our information webinar held on 1 July 2019:
View webinar recording 

Participating EMBL-EBI faculty and possible collaboration partners

The names of participating EMBL-EBI faculty and possible collaboration partners will become available in June 2020.

Interview process

Interviews: Panel interviews will take place on 2-3 December 2020 at EMBL Heidelberg. Successful candidates will be invited to attend a welcome event prior to the interview on 1 December 2020. 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 EIPOD4 fellowship must be undertaken within 6 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Contract Duration: 3 years

Funding: EMBL stipend rates. Please visit the EIPOD4 programme pages for further details.