Fall 2015 Recruitment Round

Online Registration will open


May 2015


Deadline for Application


July 1, 2015




August 1, 2015


Interview week in Berlin


September 2015


How to apply

1. Registration 

Please register at the application portal, there you will find detailed information about the application process, interview week, projects and details on the PhD program of the MDC.


To access the portal, please use one of the following web-browsers: 

Google Chrome > 40.0

Mozilla Firefox > 34.0

Safari > MacOSX 9.5

Internet Explorer > 10.0

After successful registration you will receive a confirmation link via email that allows you to log in. Please read the Information for applicants carefully.

2. Application

  • Login at the application portal and fill out the sections. All mandatory fields are marked.
  • Upload all required documents.
  • Add the names and addresses of 2 referees. As soon as you have entered contact details your referees will automatically receive a request for letter of recommendation. Please make sure that references arrive on time! You cannot change your referee once you have saved the contact. If there is a problem  contact us in time. References arriving after the deadline will not be processed and applications will be considered incomplete.
  • Don’t forget to submit your application once you have completed your sections. You don't have to wait for your reference letters to arrive for you to submit. After submission you won’t be able to edit  the sections, but you can check the status of your letters of recommendation. We will inform you within 5 weeks of the application deadline whether you are invited for interviews to Berlin.


Please note that although the application period is a busy time for the Graduate Office, we will do our best to answer your inquiries as soon as possible. Send your inquiries including your application number to phdmdc(at)


Important: Successful candidates must start their PhD project at the latest six months after the interviews.


Internal candidates

Currently there is no funding available for current and former interns and MSc. students of the MDC.


Fall 2015 PhD Recruitment
Access to the application portal can be found  HERE. To access the portal please use one of the following web-browsers:
Google Chrome >40.0
Mozilla Firefox >34.0
Safari >MacOSX 9.5
Internet Explorer >10.0


PhD at the MDC
For more information, download the PhD booklet or the MDC Graduate School flyer.

eulife Consortium
The MDC is part of a new Alliance of european centers in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence. Check the website of eulife and jobs with the European partners.