Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine is devoted to biomedical research with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of health and disease and translating findings as quickly as possible into clinical applications. Better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases are the ultimate goals.
Fully-funded PhD positions in Biomedical Sciences at the MDC Berlin
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) invites applicants for PhD positions.
Are you passionate about understanding the molecular basis of health and disease, and translating your findings into clinical applications? Are you interested in one of the following topics?
Cardiovascular research and metabolic diseases
Cancer and immunology
Model systems and organoids
Medical systems biology
Computational biology and bioinformatics
Omics data science
Imaging and MRI
Who are we looking for?
You are an enthusiastic student with a strong interest in Life Sciences
Your degree is in biology, biotechnology, medicine, molecular medicine, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or a related field
You hold or expect to obtain a Master degree not later than August 2020
We are committed to meet today’s challenges in biology and medicine and realize that excellent science requires outstanding researchers. If you aspire to be one of them – welcome to the MDC!
What we offer:
At the MDC, we believe that to be a great scientist, one needs to train a diverse set of competences. To support our PhD researchers to develop both personally and scientifically, we offer a structured PhD program in a research-intensive atmosphere, including:
Excellent scientific, international and supportive environment
Individual PhD supervision and mentoring
Advanced scientific, research-related and methods training
Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
Regular lectures and seminar series
Framework program for personal and career development
Participation in PhD symposia and retreats
Travel grants for external courses and conferences
Students may join our MDC-NYU PhD Exchange Program in Medical Systems Biology, or become associated with the interdisciplinary HEIBRiDS Data Science School. The working language of the program is English.
Berlin is one of the most vibrant cities located in the heart of Europe. It offers an incredible load of entertainment, cultural and recreational activities. The MDC is situated at two locations in Berlin: majority of infrastructure is located on Campus Berlin-Buch, a modern science and biotechnology park with a clear focus on biomedicine, while laboratories and offices of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (MDC-BIMSB) are located on Campus Berlin-Mitte. Family-friendly campus offers services to support the compatibility of work and family life, such as campus kindergarten or fully equipped Parent-child room. Join our community of 400 international PhD students and enjoy studying and living in Germany!
How to apply:
Applications are submitted through our online recruitment portal. The required application documents include a research interest letter, CV, education details, and reference letters of two referees. Applications via email can unfortunately not be accepted.
MDC adheres to principles of responsible research, good scientific practice, openness and transparency, and is committed to setting a good example as a scientific environment where scientists can flourish and grow, independently of their national or ethnic background, functional variation, sex/gender identity/alignment/orientation, family configuration, or other such feature of their persons or contexts.