The EMBL International PhD Programme, originally started in 1983, represents the flagship of EMBL’s commitment to first class training and education. Inter-nationality, dedicated mentoring and early independence in research characterize the programme. The programme is considered to be one of the most competitive doctoral training schemes to enter; committed to provide EMBL PhD students with the best starting platform for a successful career in science.

Research Themes
  • Cell Signalling and Differentiation
  • Cellular Organisation and Dynamics
  • Evolution
  • Gene Regulation, Chromatin and Epigenetics
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Metabolism and Metabolomics
  • Microbiology and Virology
  • Molecular Medicine and Disease Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Protein and Proteomics
  • RNA Regulation and Transcriptomics
  • Tissue and Systems Biology
  • Methods and Technology Development
  • Bioinformatics and Software Development
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Computational Modelling
  • Imaging, Microscopy and Image Analysis
  • Integrated Structural Biology
  • Microfluidics
  • Robotics and Automation
Number of fellowships: 60 every year
  • Nationality: applicant can be of any nationality
  • Qualification: PhD applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before enrollment, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent programme in the country where the degree was initially obtained.
  • All applications are evaluated solely on the basis of qualification and scientific potential.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Proficiency in English, (written and verbal) is a prerequisite to enter the EMBL International PhD Programme.
  • 3.5 to 4 years
  • All applications need to be supported by a minimum of two academic reference letters.
  • Referees must submit their online references before the closing date.
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OrganizationEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory
Fellowship LevelDoctoral
Subject areas

Bioinformatics, Life Sciences, Biophysics, Computational Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology

Fellowship amountVaries
EligibilityOpen to all nationalities
DeadlineApplication Deadline: 13 April 2021
Applications for 2021 Summer recruitment are now OPEN!!!


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