Opening For Group Leader - Heidelberg

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Opening For Group Leader - Heidelberg

 Closes: 19th October 2014
Job Ref: HD_00554
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 5 years
Grading: 9
Closing Date: 19 October 2014
Reference Number: HD_00554
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 Structural and Computational Biology Unit at EMBL Heidelberg seeks to recruit an outstanding group leader in integrated structural biology. We are particularly interested in candidates that apply NMR spectroscopy techniques to answer fundamental questions in molecular or cellular biology. Interests of the unit include protein-protein interaction networks as well as interactions of proteins and protein networks with small molecule effectors and metabolites.
It is desirable that the successful candidate complements and synergizes with existing activities in the unit. The vision of the unit is to integrate various structural biology approaches (X-ray, NMR, electron microscopy, tomography and light microscopy) with computational, chemical and systems biology approaches. The successful candidate should therefore be strongly motivated to work in the collaborative and multidisciplinary environment at EMBL.
The SCB Unit at EMBL offers access to an integrated structural biology environment that includes a state-of-the-art NMR facility comprising different NMR spectrometers (800 MHz, 700 MHz, 600 MHz and 500 MHz) and high performance computing clusters. 
Further information about research in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit and at EMBL can be found at 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 19 October 2014.
Additional Information 
For further information about the position please contact
Interviews are planned for November 19, 20 & 21 (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 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.