Group Leader - Structural Biology of Complexes

EMBL Grenoble
Job Location
71 Avenue des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprise a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family. EMBL is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Job Description

The appointed Group Leader will be an ambitious structural biologist with an original multidisciplinary research programme oriented towards structure-function relationships of macromolecular complexes in eukaryotic systems. Current interests of Outstation groups are mainly focussed on protein-nucleic acid complexes involved in transcription, epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, RNA metabolism, RNA virus replication and host-pathogen interactions.

Further information about this position can be obtained from the Head of EMBL Grenoble, Stephen Cusack ( See also

Interviews are planned for end of October 2016.

The working language of the institute is English. Information on Group Leader appointments can be found under 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.


He/she will benefit from the world-class environment offered by the inter-institutional Partnership for Structural Biology (EMBL, ESRF, ILL, IBS, which gives access to state-of-the-art structural biology technologies including the ESRF synchrotron X-ray beamlines for MX and SAXS, cryo-EM (Polara/K2 at IBS, Titan Krios/K2 to be installed at the ESRF) as well as bacterial, insect and mammalian cell expression facilities, biophysical platform, confocal microscopy and high-throughput crystallization platforms for soluble and membrane proteins.

Applicants should have a PhD, at least 3 years post-doctoral experience, a strong record of achievement in structural, molecular or cell biology and preferably research projects making use of both X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy.

How to Apply

Please apply online through

Please include a cover letter, CV and a concise description of research interests & future research plans. Please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be emailed directly by your referees to: at the latest by 27 September 2016.

About Our Organization

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

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