In March 2008, Australia accepted an invitation to become the first associate member of the renowned European Molecular Biology Laboratory. 

EMBL Australia was launched in 2010 to take full advantage of this unique membership, with the goal of strengthening Australia’s global position in life sciences with a research model that is new to Australia—focusing on nurturing early-career scientists and making the most of Australia’s scientific infrastructure. You can view job vacancies at EMBL Heidelberg office.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology and Regenerative Medicine

Areas of Research: Regenerative Medicine, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering

The Martino Group of the EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory, based at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University, is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow. The Martino Group combines research in immunology, stem cells, and bioengineering, in order to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing tissue repair and regeneration. Using the findings from the lab, the group aims at engineering novel regenerative strategies.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is expected to lead projects at the interface between Immunology and Regenerative Medicine. The position is up to 3-4 years and a competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate. The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and Monash University are excellent research environments with world-class research facilities ideal for building a scientific career.

Desired skills and experience

  • 0-4 years postdoctoral experience
  • Experience in immunology and/or muscle (skeletal or cardiac) biology
  • Experience with mouse animal models (ideally muscle and cardiac injury models, but not imperative)
  • Experience with biomaterials is a plus, but not imperative
  • Very good writing and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated by the academic environment
  • Supervising skills (for Master, Honours or PhD students)
  • Competitive track record in a post-doctoral fellowship scheme

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a short summary of research experience, and contact information for referees.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For further details please contact Group leader, Mikaël Martino at

EMBL International PhD Programme - Application for Summer Recruitment 2017 is now open

Exciting PhD positions at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

The EMBL International PhD Programme, originally established in 1983, represents the flagship of EMBL's commitment to first class training and education. Internationality, dedicated mentoring and early independence in research characterise our programme. Considered to be one of the most competitive PhD training schemes to enter, EMBL is committed to providing EMBL PhD students with the best starting platform for a successful career in science.

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is seeking PhD candidates for positions in Heidelberg, Grenoble Hamburg, Hinxton (near Cambridge), and Monterotondo (near Rome).

Would you like to contribute your creativity to an international team of scientists from all disciplines focusing on basic research in the area of molecular life sciences?

Candidates with background in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering and Molecular Medicine are encouraged to apply.

EMBL opens the door to your scientific career: our students have an outstanding publication record, are a vital part of our global collaborations and receive their degrees jointly with our network of excellent partner universities in 17 different countries.

EMBL PhD positions come with generous fellowships, including broad health care benefits and pension access. Applciations are online through

Registration Deadline
10 April 2017, 23:59 CET (GMT+1), via the online application form

Application Deadline
17 April 2017, 23:59 CET (GMT+1)

Reference Deadline
19 April 2017, 23:59 CET (GMT+1)

Interview dates:

EMBL Heidelberg 10-12 July 2017

EMBL-EBI Hinxton, EMBL Monterotondo, EMBL Grenoble, EMBL Hamburg interview dates are yet to be determined.

The EMBL International PhD Programme is directed by Monika Lachner - Academic Coordinator, EICAT and Dean of Graduate Studies. For more information see the EMBL website

Contact details:

Meriam Bezohra, Administrative Officer

Matija Grgurinovic, Senior Administrative Officer

Tel: +49 6221 387-8612 or +49 6221 387-8896

Fax: +49 6221 387-8400


Group Leader at EMBL Heidelberg 

Genomics Technology Development

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is searching for Group Leaders. EMBL offers a highly collaborative, uniquely international culture. It fosters top quality research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of young, independent researchers with access to outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and state-of-the-art core facilities. EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity, family friendly employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

The Genome Biology Unit is looking for outstanding candidates with a proven track record in genomics technology development, and its application to exciting interdisciplinary research. We particularly encourage candidates using innovative technology development to address specific aspects of gene expression regulation (transcriptional, post-transcriptional or post-translational regulation), genome engineering, single-cell biology, single molecule approaches or any area of genome biology that dissects and/or models complex processes.

This independent group leader position provides a very competitive package, including access to outstanding Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows, state-of-the-art core facilities, and a generous research budget to support cutting edge research in a highly interdisciplinary department (including groups with expertise in Genomics, Genetics, Proteomics, Computer science, and Microfluidics). The department 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, and how variation alters those processes.

EMBL generally hires group leaders early in their career and provides a supportive, collegial and family friendly environment in which to develop ambitious and original research. The remuneration package includes 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. EMBL is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women. Appointment will be based on merit alone. Further information about research in the Genome Biology Unit and at EMBL can be found at the EMBL web page.

Please apply online through the EMBL Job Opportunities page.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Unit Eileen Furlong.

In your application, please include a Cover Letter, CV and a detailed, but concise, description of research interests & future research plans.

Please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be emailed to references@embl.det before 3rd April 2017.

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 by 3rd April 2017.

Interviews are planned for 8th and 10th May 2017.

Positions available at Davidovich Group

Epigenetic Regulation Structure & Function

Undergraduate students

Highly motivated undergraduate students (3rd year) that would like to gain experience in cancer-related or basic research are welcome to apply. Summer/winter projects for undergraduate students are typically a few weeks.

We can offer:

Wet-lab projects that are suitable for students with no experience. Such projects will include the usage of cutting edge techniques in molecular biology (genome editing, next generation sequencing), biochemistry (protein-complex reconstitution and development of screens for anticancer therapeutics) and structural biology (Cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography and SAXS).

Bioinformatic projects, involved the usage and development of methods for the analysis of next generation sequencing datasets from cancer cell lines and disease-related model systems (bioinformatic projects required prior knowledge in programing).

Read more about the Chen lab here.

To apply:

Email Chen at with your CV, including your previous education, employment history, scientific experience, achievements and list of publications. Students can apply at any time.


Graduate students (PhD and Honours)

Why should you join our lab? We study cancer and developmental-related biological processes, we offer experience in cutting edge approaches and we are offering significant top-ups to holders of primary PhD scholarships. Since our lab is extremely multidisciplinary, you are likely to be exposed to methods and subjects much beyond the scope of your specific study.

 Candidates should be highly motivated, have a good background in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and/or Computer Science, with STRONG INTEREST (experience is not required) in a disease-related biological questions, with emphasis on cancer. Available projects will be done using at least ONE of the following methodologies:

 Structural Biology, using cryo-EM and, X-ray crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS).

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics, using reconstituted systems in vitro, including complexes of multi-protein subunits and nucleic acids. We have large variety of projects, from the development of screens for anti-cancer drugs to basic research, to gain mechanistic understanding of proteins involved in developmental process.
  • Molecular Biology, using mammalian tissue cultures in combination with genome editing techniques and next-generation sequencing approaches. We have large variety of projects, from the development of cell-based screens for anti-cancer drugs to genetic screens in conjugation to mechanistic study; aiming at understanding the molecular processes dictating the regulation of genes involved in embryonic development, tissue regeneration, inflammatory responses and tumorigenesis.
  • Bioinformatics, with emphasis on development and implementation of computational approaches for next-generation sequencing data analysis of datasets resulted from various approaches (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, PAR-CLIP, iCLIP, SELEX-seq etc.) using cancer cell lines or variety of disease-related biological systems (computational projects require prior knowledge in programming).

Read more about the Chen lab here.

To apply:

Email Chen at with your CV, including your previous education, employment history, scientific experience, achievements and list of publications. Students can apply at any time.

Positions available outside of EMBL:


Postdoctoral Position, Monash University, Melbourne – closes 14 March, 2017

The Rossjohn laboratory, in a broad collaborative network that includes lead national and international researchers, has provided profound insight into T-cell biology, specifically defining the basis of key immune recognition events by T-cells.

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral scientist to join the research group. You will work in the area of viral immunity. You should hold a PhD in Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology or Structural Biology with an interest in Protein Chemistry and Crystallography, with some experience in molecular biology, cell culture (E. coli, insect cells and/or mammalian expression systems), protein biochemistry and crystallography.

Candidates with a promising track record in the relevant areas and a proven publication record in international journals are encouraged to apply.

Your application must address the selection criteria.

For more information please contact: Associate Professor Stephanie Gras, +61 3 9905 0254

To view a detailed detailed Position Description visit the the Monash Jobs website.

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