Open Positions 8
Time Span 15 Oct 2021 for 3 years
Application Deadline 12 Jul 2021
Type of Position
PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Biomedical Sciences
Description Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin,
together with its partners, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Charité
Universitätsmedizin Berlin, invites applicants for PhD positions.
Are you passionate about discovering the basis of health and disease, and
applying your findings to answer clinically-relevant questions? Are you
interested in one of the following topics?
• Cancer research
• Cardiovascular biology
• Cell biology
• Computational biology and data science
• Immunology and inflammation
• Mathematical modeling
• Medical systems biology
• Single-cell and omics technologies
• Stem cell research and organoids
• Structural biology
To become a great scientist, one needs to develop a diverse set of
competences. The MDC International PhD Program supports its PhD researchers to
grow both personally and scientifically. The structured PhD program comprises
a diverse community of about 350 international PhD students and provides:
• An excellent scientific, international, collaborative and inclusive learning
• Individualized PhD supervision and mentoring
• Advanced scientific, research-related and methods training
• Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and core facilities
• Regular lectures, journal clubs and seminar series
• A structured program for personal and career development
• Participation in PhD symposia and retreats
• Travel grants for external courses and conferences
The working language of the program is English.
Students may, in addition, join our MDC-NYU PhD Exchange Program in Medical
Systems Biology, iNAMES – MDC-Weizmann Helmholtz International Research School
for Imaging from NAno to MESo, or become associated with the interdisciplinary
HEIBRiDS Data Science School.
Berlin is one of the most vibrant cities located in the heart of Europe. In
addition to great science, it provides an inclusive and diverse living
environment, with an incredible offer of entertainment, cultural and
The MDC is situated at two locations in Berlin: the 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. It is a family-friendly environment that offers services to
support the compatibility of work and family life, such as campus kindergarten
or a fully equipped Parent-child room.
Who are we looking for?
• You are an enthusiastic student with a strong interest in life and/or data
• Your degree is in biology, biotechnology, medicine, molecular medicine,
chemistry, computer science, data science, engineering, mathematics, physics
or a related field
• You hold or expect to obtain a Master degree not later than February 2022
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 – we are looking forward to receiving your application!
How to apply? Via our online recruitment portal! Applications via email can
unfortunately not be accepted.
Application deadline: July 12, 2021.
Desired starting date: Starting dates are arranged on the individual basis,
latest 4 months from the interviews (February 2022)
Please use our online portal at https: // mdcphd.mdc-berlin.de/site/index.php
and submit your application, including details about your education
(university, grades), research experience, interest and motivation, CV,
reference letters, as well as relevant educational and degree certificates.
After submission of your application, you will receive an automatic email
confirming that your application has been received. To be eligible for review,
your application must be submitted before the application deadline.
The 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.
The MDC is committed to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities
for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability,
age or sexual identity. Applications from women are explicitly encouraged.
Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of
equal qualification. The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports
Webpage: https: // www. mdc-berlin.de/Application
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
List of Publication
Others : reference letters of two referees
More Information https: // www. mdc-berlin.de/application