The Nordic EMBL Partnership is now seeking doctoral researchers in molecular medicine

The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine announces the opening of the 2024 call for applications for doctoral researchers in molecular medicine. The deadline to apply is 11 February.
The Nordic EMBL Partnership is now seeking doctoral researchers in molecular medicine
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The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine is a joint venture between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Universities of Helsinki/Finland, Oslo/Norway, Umeå/Sweden, and Aarhus/Denmark.

Molecular medicine covers a wide field of interdisciplinary research aimed at revealing the mechanistic basis of health and disease and at defining new treatment strategies. The Nordic EMBL Partnership tackles some of the biggest challenges in the field today by focusing on precision medicine, infection, cancer and neurological disorders. Each institute brings a unique set of expertise and opportunities in molecular medicine and life science research, complementing each other and the recognised research strengths of EMBL.

Start your scientific career with us! Visit the node websites for application procedures & deadlines! The application period is open from 8 January until 11 February 2024.

Woman sitting down at a desk and looking into a microscope.

In the lab at DANDRITE, the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership. Photo by DANDRITE.

Fostering the next generation of scientists in a strong partnership with complementary strengths

Since its inception in 2007, the Nordic EMBL Partnership is a dynamically evolving and outstanding example of effective and sustainable collaboration. It comprises of four excellence centres; the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), which all work in partnership with EMBL and its outstations across Europe.

DANDRITE, Aarhus, Denmark - Translational Neuroscience: An interdisciplinary research centre of neuroscience at Aarhus University that combines molecular and circuitry neuroscience with animal models and translational neuroscience. PhD positions are advertised through general open calls four times a year.

Find out more about DANDRITE and job opportunities there

FIMM, Helsinki, Finland - Molecular Medicine: An international institute for human genomics and personalised medicine at HiLIFE/University of Helsinki that integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures and promotes translational research. Seeking applications in Molecular Medicine and Life Sciences while the call if open (11 February 2024). 

Find out more about FIMM and job opportunities there

MIMS, Umeå, Sweden - Molecular Infection Medicine: An international institute at Umeå University that enhances the dynamic field of molecular infection biology and medicine. Research at MIMS focuses in particular on how viruses, bacteria and parasites cause disease and how their hosts respond to infection. Information on PhD and Postdoc positions is posted regularly. 

Find out more about MIMS and job opportunities there

NCMM, Oslo, Norway - Molecular Medicine: A national research centre for molecular medicine at the University of Oslo that advances the molecular understanding of health and disease to facilitate improved medical practice and develop and adapt technologies for personalised medicine. Information on new positions is posted regularly. 

Find out more about NCMM and job opportunities there

The Partnership provides researchers at all levels with access to scientific collaborations, research infrastructure and training activities. Each centre is working in close collaboration with departments and faculties at their host university. Importantly, centres also serve as hubs in national networks, ensuring the broadest impact of investment in partnership research.

Fostering the next generation of life science researchers in the Nordics is one of the main pillars of the Partnership. Among supporting participation at workshops, courses and exchanges, a key highlight is the Young Investigator’s Meeting at the annual Nordic EMBL Partnership meetings. This is a dedicated part of the programme for early career researchers like PhD students and postdocs, to offer them a unique networking opportunity across the nodes and advance their skillsets with ever changing workshops.

“Embarking on my PhD journey just a few months ago, I never could have imagined that I would find myself presenting at the annual meeting of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. As an affiliate of DANDRITE, this conference marked a big milestone in my short academic career. It was not only my initial experience attending such an event but also my very first time doing a real official presentation at other than just internal group meetings.” Amalie Lykke Olsen, PhD student at DANDRITE.

Read the blogpost about her experience

Photo of attendees at a conference, talking and looking at the exhibition posters.

Capturing the lively poster session at the 12th annual Nordic EMBL Partnership meeting
in September 2023. Picture by Jouko Siro.

Nordic countries offer freedom and equality for work while balance for family

Nordic countries offer excellent conditions for research, equal opportunities, and quality of life. They are characterised by comprehensive social security and public services, as well as outstanding work-life balance. Equality, diversity, cross-cultural teamwork and honesty are highly valued in academia.

Each Nordic country provides high-level universal healthcare services and free early childhood and basic education. Work-life balance is supported by a generous number of paid holiday days and reasonable working hours.

Contact information

Nóra Lehotai
Project and communications officer
Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine
Email: [email protected]


Top image by the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine.

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