EvoCELL Short Early Stage Researcher

EvoCELL Short Early Stage Researcher

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Heidelberg, Germany


About the team/job


The 13 months position is part of the EvoCELL Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (www.evocell-itn.eu). The EvoCELL network comprises 11 European partner laboratories joining forces to elucidate the evolution of animal cell types by comparative whole-body single-cell RNA-seq approaches.  

The network, coordinated by EMBL Heidelberg, brings together 8 academic and 2 non-academic organizations from 6 European countries, including a company and a museum. Partners have complementary expertise in evolutionary developmental biology (EvoDevo), bioinformatics, functional neurobiology, and palaeontology. The fellow will also have the opportunity to take part in the network training activities and benefit from established collaborations.


Your role


We are looking for a dedicated Early Stage Researcher to join the EvoCELL Network to establish protocols for small RNA expression studies in Platynereis dumerelii, to obtain a first view on the diversity and distribution of microRNAs in individual cell types, building on the cellular expression atlas. 


You have


In order to be eligible to apply for this position, candidates should have completed their Master studies (or the degree that allows them to embark in a PhD in their country of origin or in the hosting country), not longer than 4 years from the start of the fellowship. The ideal candidate should have experience with Platynereis dumerelii, as well as excellent experience in molecular biology techniques.

Working language is English, therefore proficiency in this language is required.


Eligibility Criteria



At the time of recruitment, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their recruiting organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to start of the project. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account. Candidates can be of any nationality, but are required to undertake transnational mobility. Candidates should ideally possess a Master’s degree in a relevant academic field, or a degree that allows them to embark in a PhD. Candidates must be within the first four years of their research career. Applications from candidates who already possess a doctoral degree will not be considered.


You might also have


Prior experience with macroevolutionary studies, or analyzing expression and functional data in an evolutionary context is strongly preferred. Experience with single molecule fluorescent in situ hybridization (smFISH) and immunofluorescence for validation will be highly valued.


Why join us


The fellow will receive a competitive salary, including a mobility allowance and social security.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: embl-HD01483

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