Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Group Leader in Structural Biology of Complexes

EMBL Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Application deadline: 20 Oct 2013

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 will be an ambitious structural biologist with an original multidisciplinary research programme oriented towards structure-function relationships of macromolecular complexes in eukaryotic systems. Particular, but not exclusive, areas of interest are host-pathogen interactions, RNA biology or computational biology/modelling. 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 ESRF synchrotron X-ray beamlines for MX and SAXS, cryo-EM/tomography and NMR as well as protein expression screening, insect cell, biophysics, confocal microscopy and high-throughput crystallization platforms.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and at least 3 years post-doctoral experience and a strong record of achievement in structural, molecular or cell biology.

Further information about research at EMBL Grenoble can be found on the EMBL web page.
Application Instructions

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 20 October 2013.
Additional Information
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Grenoble Outstation, Stephen Cusack (cusack[at]

Interviews are planned for 2, 3 and 4 December 2013 (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. The working language of the institute is English. Information on Group Leader appointments can be found under

An initial contract of 5 yearswill be offered to the successful candidate. This is foreseen to be extended to a maximum of 9 years, subject to an external review.