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European Molecular Biology Laboratory

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Personal Resources Management and links to

Education

Dr. Silke Schumacher

Director International Relations

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Outlook of the presentation

1. EMBL – basic facts

2. Personal Resources Management

3. Education and Training

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EMBL’s Five Missions

Services

Basic

Research

Technology

Transfer

Advanced

Training

Instrument and

Technology

Development

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EMBL History

• EMBL was founded in 1974, as

European Intergovernmental Research

Organisation following the CERN model.

• Sir John Kendrew was the first Director

General (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1962)

• Nobel Prize in Medicine 1995 awarded to

Christine Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric

Wieschaus

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EMBL – Member States and Outstations

• Austria 1974

• Denmark 1974

• France 1974

• Germany 1974

• Israel 1974

• Italy 1974

• Netherlands 1974

• Sweden 1974

• Switzerland 1974

• United Kingdom 1974

• Finland 1984

• Greece 1984

• Norway 1985

• Spain 1986

• Belgium 1990

• Portugal 1998

• Ireland 2003

• Iceland 2005

• Croatia 2006

• Luxembourg 2007

• Australia – associate member 2008

HEIDELBERG

Basic Molecular Biology

Research Laboratory

Central Administration

EMBO

GRENOBLE

Structural Biology

ILL, ESRF, IBS, UVHCI

HAMBURG

Structural Biology

DESY

European XFEL

HINXTON

European Bioinformatics

Institute (EBI)

Sanger Centre

MONTEROTONDO

Mouse biology

EMMA, CNR

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EMBL Budget split

Total Budget (2011) 171 Million €

Member states : 2/3

External funding: 1/3

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Goals for the EMBL Programme 2012-2016

1) Forefront life science research: setting trends and

pushing the limits of technology

2) Providing world-class research infrastructure and

services to the member states

3) Training and inspiring the next generation of scientific

stars

4) Driving research, innovation and progress through

technology development, interactions with industry and

technology transfer

European

Integration

5) Taking a leading role in the integration of life science

research in Europe

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EMBL’s citation ranking

• EMBL ranks as top European institute and fourth worldwide 1999-2009

in molecular biology and genetics (Thomson Essential Science Indicators)

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What makes EMBL special?

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EMBL participation in ESFRI projects

• ELIXIR - European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information

Project Coordinator: Janet Thornton (EMBL-EBI)

• INSTRUCT- Structural Biology

EMBL: WP on user access, integration of synchrotron radiation, possible use of new technologies

for life sciences (X-FEL, X-ray imaging) and legal and governance

• INFRAFRONTIER - Mouse Biology

EMBL: Data integration into bioinformatics databases (EMBL-EBI)

• BBMRI- European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources

EMBL: Database harmonization and IT-infrastructure (EMBL-EBI)

• EURO-BIOIMAGING – Biological and medical Imaging

Project Coordinator: Jan Ellenberg (EMBL Heidelberg)

• EMBRC – European Marine Biology Resource Centre

de novo sequencing of marine genomes and transcriptomes, new lab culture, molecular and

imaging techniques in marine model species (EMBL Heidelberg, EMBL-EBI)

• EU-OPENSCREEN – European Infrastucture of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology

Definition of open data and minimum information standards (EMBL-EBI)

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• > 5000 alumni are EMBL’s

strongest asset

• ~3000 alumni with known country of

residence

• 81% live in EMBL member and associate

member states

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Human Resources: EMBL - a unique

employer

• EMBL – International Governmental Organisation Staff

Regulations

• Conditions of employment and benefits comparable with other

international organisations thus

• Not subject to national labour law of our Member States where

our Headquarters and Outstations are based

• A permanent turnover in order to ensure scientific excellence and

regular inflow of fresh ideas: 9-years contracts

• Open ended contracts an exception

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Human Resources Management

1695 employees from more than 60 nations

In 2011: 280 positions attracting 8031 applications

Attract

Farewell

Recruit

Training &

Development

Develop

& Care

Integrate

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Human Resources Department - overview

Grenoble Liaison

Officer

Monterotondo

Admin. Liaison &

Grants Officer

Hamburg

Senior Administrative

Officer

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Human Resources – Key aims while

recruiting

• Transparent recruitment policy to

guide applicants and hiring

managers

• Further development and use of

EMBL e-recruitment tool (Quest)

• Working with Communication and

Outreach Team to raise profile for

non scientific recruitments at

career fairs

• Enhanced coordination and

development of relocation and

transition services

• EMBL career website to increase

visibility of EMBL as an employer

of choice (in development)

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Human Resources – Key aims during

employment

• Social security matters

• Overview and registration of compulsory and voluntary insurances

• Advise on payroll schedules

• Advise or guidance on any other administrative matters

• Create and maintain personal record on SAP

• Administration of benefits and entitlements

• Performance assessments procedures

• Support During Change

• Change in family circumstances – Maternity, Marriage, Births etc

• Change in position at EMBL – Unit/ Assignments, Working schedule, Duty

stations, Promotions, Category of employee

• Advice upon leaving EMBL

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Human Resources – Training and

Development Opportunities

• Vocational Training with the aim to support the Staff Members in their

development:

• Founded in 2007 and since then the demand has increased each year

• 64 courses in 2011, 80 courses in 2012

• Courses on: personal skills, presentation skills, communication skills,

leadership skills, project management, language skills, IT training

• Developments for the 2012 curriculum were:

• Continued use of the Development Paths in structuring the staff training

based on levels of seniority and experience (young professionals, midcareer,

advanced)

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EMBL Training

Intramural training

EMBL International

PhD Programme

EMBL Postdoctoral

Programme

General Training &

Development Programme

Extramural training

EMBL Courses &

Conferences

European Learning Lab

for the Life Sciences

EMBL Visitors’ &

Scholars’ Programme

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EMBL International Centre for Advanced Training:

A Framework for Training at EMBL

EICAT MISSION

First-rate training for scientists at EMBL

European hub for training those who work elsewhere

Internal Training

ExternalTraining

Predocs

Postdocs

Undergraduates

Compl. Sci. Skills

Courses

Conferences

Visitors

ELLS

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EMBL International PhD Programme (EIPP)

• Created in 1983, can award its own PhD degree (since 1997)

• Joint PhD degree with 24 universities in 17 countries

• EMBL fellowships only for students from member states

• 55% EMBL internal fellowships / 45% external fellowships

• Average: ca 170-200 students from more than 40 countries

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Life of a Predoc at EMBL in a nutshell

• Highly competitive entry for >50 students per year; recruiting globally

• Expected to complete PhD studies within 3.5 – 4 years

• Tailor-made mentoring

• Individual thesis advisory committee (TAC) to meet with annually

• Complemetary skills training curriculum for individual choices

• Maintaining scientific links back home while joining EMBL

• External TAC member from home university

• Students ambassador programme

• Training all along

• Core course (1st year)

• Bioinformatics course (2nd year)

• Scientific lectures and seminar series

• Science & Society seminars and conferences

• Fostering early independence

• Predoc symposium

• Predoc retreat

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EMBL Postdoctoral Programme

EMBL Postdoctoral Association

Second Mentor Programme

Special Career Development Opportunities

Competitive salary and social benefits

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The Postdoc community at EMBL

• About 200 Postdocs steady state

• Maximum duration of stay is 5 years

• Competitive entry on EIPOD level; recruiting globally

• Individual mentoring

• Offering individual career development

• Dedicated EICAT team for postdoctoral programmes at EMBL

• Since 2000, on average 52 Postdocs leave EMBL annually for

their next steps in career

• Postdocs account for about 30% of the EMBL alumni

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EMBL Courses and Conferences

• EMBL ATC: hub for advanced life

science training and exchange in

Europe, opened in 2010

• In 2010 & 2011:

140 conferences, meetings and

courses

• ~16,000 participants

• New training formats:

EMBO | EMBL Symposia

Tailored practical courses

Vision 2020 lecture series

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Development of events and participants

Opening of

the ATC

7.850

8.500

3.300

67

80

# participants

# events

2.400

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2009 2010 2011

Operon

ATC

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European Learning Laboratory for the Life

Sciences – ELLS

• Empower teachers to develop innovative

material and strategies for teaching in

the life sciences

• Train teachers and scientists in parallel

• Provide access to cutting-edge science,

EMBL scientists, primary data and

teaching resources

• ELLS courses (LearningLABs) are open

to European secondary school science

teachers

• LearningLABs are also organized at

institutes in EMBL member states

• By the end of 2012 ELLS will have…

• organized 46 LearningLABs

• Trained > 1100 European science

teachers

• Involved more than 1000 EMBL

staff in training courses.

• Reached several thousand high

school students

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How to foster internal collaborations?

• Joint appointment of faculty members

•Joint applications for external funding

• EMBL International PhD Programme

• EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Programme

• EMBL Centres

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EMBL-GL net

Co-publications (2009-jul 2012)

+shared grants (Jul 2012)

+EIPODs (Jul 2012)

Data; OIPA et al.

A dense network of inter-group collaborations, also between units


Thank you!

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