A cross Europe, there are lots of organisations that early-career scientists should know about--either because they offer employment opportunities, or because they do things such as give out awards and grants that can help you in your career development. In European Web Sites to Watch, we?re creating a collection of these sites, telling you how each one can help you and--because they are often fairly extensive--pointing you toward the most useful information they offer.

Researchers' Mobility Portal and National Mobility Centres

Just one year after the launch of the pan-European Researchers? Mobility Portal, the German edition is online. Read our user's guide to find out how this resource may help you plan your career and life in Germany.

The Life Sciences Mobility Consultancy

Created by EMBO in February 2004, the consultancy offers a series of searchable databases pointing European life scientists to sources of funding, training, jobs, and possible collaborators, useful for those wanting to stay put as well as those on the move.

The Association Bernard Gregory

A French organisation dedicated to helping recently qualified PhDs find employment in nonacademic institutions, the Association Bernard Gregory?s Web site is packed with useful resources for early-career researchers throughout Europe.

The Researcher?s Mobility Portal

Launched by the EC in summer 2003, this site aims to help early career researchers find jobs and fellowships throughout Europe, and deal with the nitty gritty of moving between countries.

The European Molecular Biology Organization

If you?re looking for money to fund your research, or a little prestige to help you achieve independence, EMBO?s fellowships and Young Investigator Programme are well worth checking out.

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN

The world's largest particle physics research facility and one of Europe's first collaborative ventures has opportunities for scientists at all stages of their careers, from undergraduates through to established researchers.

The European Space Agency

Europe?s answer to NASA co-ordinates the efforts of 15 European countries to develop a Europe-wide space programme. Find out about studentships, graduate traineeships, and job opportunities on their site.

The Joint Research Centre

A Directorate-General of the European Commission, JRC?s seven institutes provide technical and scientific support for European policy-making. Covering the full range of disciplines, there are training and job opportunities for scientists from all backgrounds here.