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Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

Project description

Training R&I scientists

The EU-funded ARISE project aims to train scientists in research and innovation (R&I) so that they become tomorrow’s leaders in the technology development and management of advanced RIs. Conducted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the project will train 62 fellows who will have the opportunity to conduct research within the framework of a three-year fellowship in the areas of imaging, bioinformatics, structural biology, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and (bio)chemical engineering. After the training, the fellows will be able to apply for senior scientist or leader positions in research infrastructures, technology development groups, academia, industry or health care sectors.


"Scientists engaging in technology development, including method, resource and infrastructure development and respective service provision (both experimentally and computationally), became essential in modern life sciences and are the most important resource of European research infrastructures (RI). However, there is a strong human resource deficit of RI scientists and no dedicated programme to train new RI Scientists exists in Europe and worldwide.
We propose to establish a ""Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists (ARISE)"", a novel programme for future RI Scientists. The ARISE programme will enable experienced Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) professionals to become future leaders in technology development, management and operation of advanced RIs and to speed up the technology innovation in Life Sciences. The programme will be established by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), an intergovernmental organisation with sites in Germany, UK, France, Spain and Italy. In the ARISE programme, EMBL teamed up with 46 partner organisations, which will support training of the Fellows. The Programme will provide opportunity to work on a wide range of technology development of their choice, in which EMBL and ARISE partners have considerable expertise, including (but not limited to) areas such as imaging, bioinformatics, structural biology, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and (bio)chemical engineering. The programme aims to train 62 incoming Fellows in the course of 5 years. Fellows will be recruited in 3 recruitment rounds, employed by EMBL and will receive a 3-year Fellowship to perform research and receive training in research, professional and transferable skills. After successfully finishing the training, we expect the Fellows to take positions as senior scientists or leaders in core facilities, research infrastructures or technology development groups, either in academia, industry, health care and other sectors.



Net EU contribution
€ 6 841 080,00
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 6 841 080,00