Join EMBL and you’ll join a community of world-class researchers and skilled professionals working together to uncover the secrets of life. We offer attractive conditions and benefits to attract and retain the brightest talent:

Flexible and international working environment

We’re a diverse community of more than 1600 people from over 80 countries, operating across six sites in five countries. Creativity, curiosity and expertise can be found in every corner of EMBL, fostered by a collegial and supportive working environment.

Competitive salaries exempt from national taxes

EMBL offers an attractive financial package appropriate to an international research organisation, and our special legal status means EMBL salaries are exempt from income tax. We regularly review EMBL pay and benefits to stay competitive with the public sector and to retain and reward dedicated people.

Allowances and benefits for families and non-residents

Wherever you come from to work at EMBL, we want you and your family to feel at home. We offer extras including family and child allowances, onsite childcare and education grants depending on certain conditions. If you’re recruited outside the local region, you may be eligible for home leave and installation and removal benefits.

Attractive social security system including private health insurance

From life, medical and accident insurance to generous pension plans, EMBL has you covered. We not only want to keep you happy and healthy, but also take care of you beyond EMBL: our comprehensive infrastructure of social services can extend to unemployment support following the expiry of your EMBL contract.

Generous annual leave allowance

EMBL people are entitled to 30 days paid holiday each year, in addition to public holidays. We also give you time when you need it most, with paid special leave for relocating, marriage and legal partnerships, and bereavement.

Find out more about our conditions of employment.