Group Leader(s) in Structural Biology (GR_00081)

Job Location
Grade 9
Job Description

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).

The appointed Group Leader(s) will be ambitious structural biologists with an original multidisciplinary research programme oriented towards structure-function relationships of macromolecular complexes in eukaryotic systems. Current fields of interest at the Outstation include transcription, epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, RNA virus replication and host-pathogen interactions, but new areas, for instance, integrating structural and cell biology could be envisaged. He/she will benefit from the world-class environment of the EMBL Grenoble Outstation within the Partnership for Structural Biology** which gives access to integrated state-of-the-art structural biology technologies, including the ESRF synchrotron X-ray beamlines for MX and SAXS, neutron scattering at the ILL, cryo-EM (Polara with K2 direct detector) and high-field NMR as well as protein expression screening, insect cell 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 and a strong record of achievement in structural, molecular or cell biology.

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 18 October 2015. 

About Our Organization

Further information about this position can be obtained from the Head of Grenoble Outstation, Stephen Cusack ( See also Interviews are planned for 7 - 9 December 2015 (however, dates can be flexible or subject to change depending on circumstances at the time).

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collaborative and family friendly atmosphere. We strongly encourage interest from female applicants with the relevant qualifications. 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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