Group Leader / Team Leader - GENOME BIOLOGY - PROTEOMICS

Job Location
69117 Heidelberg
Grade 9
Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is renowned for its innovative, interdisciplinary research conducted in an open, international culture. The Headquarters is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

The Genome Biology Unit studies all aspects of how the genome gives rise to phenotype.  It is a highly interdisciplinary department, including groups with expertise in Genomics, Proteomics, Computer science, Microfludics and Chemistry, which provides a collaborative and supportive environment to perform cutting edge research.  The research focuses on dissecting fundamental principles of how different layers of molecular information (DNA, RNA, Protein, Metabolites) are regulated, and interconnected to give rise to diverse phenotypes. 




We are looking for outstanding candidates in proteomics and biological mass spectrometry.  The position involves running an independent research group within the Genome Biology Unit, developing and applying cutting edge mass spectrometry approaches.  We particularly encourage candidates with interests in chromatin biology, regulation of gene expression, posttranslational protein modifications, quantitative or dynamic proteomics or any aspect linking genotype to phenotype.  EMBL has an excellent proteomic core facility that provides mass spectrometry service to biological research groups.  In addition to running a research group, the position also involves managing this facility and ensuring that the technologies it offers remain at the cutting edge.


EMBL generally hires group leaders early in their career and provides them with a supportive and collegial environment in which to develop ambitious and original research.  We foster interdisciplinarity by providing a highly collaborative environment that benefits the research of all its scientists, including at the graduate, post-doctoral and group leader levels. 


EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization with a very collegial and family friendly atmosphere. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including family, and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

Further information about research in the Genome Biology Unit and at EMBL can be found at the EMBL web page.

How to Apply

Please apply online through

In your application, 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 to: at the latest by 28 June 2015.

Further information about EMBL can be obtained at and about the position from the Head of Unit Eileen Furlong (Eileen.furlong(at)

About Our Organization

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization with a very collaborative and family friendly atmosphere. 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.

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