ARISE – Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists Programme

Closing Date: 30/11/2021

The ARISE programme offers fellowships for technology developers and engineers to advance technology and method development in the life sciences and learn how to lead service providing research infrastructures.

The ARISE fellowship programme enables experienced professionals with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) to advance technology development and service provision in the life sciences and receive training to become future leaders in life science research infrastructures.

Between 2020 and 2025, ARISE will award 62 three-year fellowships to talented technology experts, helping them prepare for future careers in research infrastructures. The programme is co-funded by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) strand of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. As such, candidates awarded an ARISE fellowship will be MSCA fellows.

Fellows will join one of six different EMBL groups and teams that are developing technologies and providing service to life science community (located in Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton, or Rome). They will spend the majority of their time working on their choice of technology development, and are required to match their interests with the specialisms of the EMBL group they wish to join before applying for the fellowship. These technologies are broadly divided into the fields of: data sciences and bioinformatics; mechanical engineering; optical engineering and imaging; and biotechnology. Full details of the specific fields of all groups are available here.

In addition to their work, fellows will improve their technology development skills, broaden the understanding of life sciences and learn how to provide service and manage service providing infrastructures. They will also be offered courses and secondments at EMBL or ARISE partner organisations throughout the three years of the fellowship.

Fellows are expected to dedicate 100% of their time to their Fellowship. After successfully finishing their training, fellows are expected to take positions as senior scientists or leaders in core facilities, research infrastructures, or technology development groups in academia, industry, healthcare, or other sectors.

Funding body European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S22628
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Science and Technology
Medical Research
Fund or call Fund