Career at the MDC
The MDC is an internationally renowned research institute located in the vibrant and creative city of Berlin. Our location on Campus Berlin Buch is green and leafy, easily accessible by public transport and offers the advantages of ample space and proximity to both clinical and biotech communities. The institute's cutting-edge science is built on a large and diverse international community of around 1600 employees. A flat research hierarchy fosters a high degree of scientific freedom, interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration.
We offer a wide range of challenging scientific and non-scientific positions with diverse career development and training opportunities.
Appointments, salaries and social contributions are internationally competitive (employment rules are in accordance with the German public service collective agreement, TVöD). The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.
We look forward to your application!
Current job openings
Openings for all types of positions are regularly announced here:
Regular open calls
The MDC central PhD application rounds open twice a year in spring and autumn. Click here for more information about the various PhD programmes, application requirements, selection procedures, important dates etc.
The ECRC offers a training programme that places clinicians in MDC research groups (Kliniker Ausbildungsprogramm, KAP), with open calls for applications every 6 months. Click here for further information about the KAP and other opportunities for clinicians.
Trainee positions (Berufsausbildungen) for the coming year are announced every December/January. Click here for information on the types of positions offered at the MDC, how to apply, news and FAQs (information in German only).
Open funding opportunities
POSTDOCS / ECRs
The MDC is home to around 200 post-doctoral and early career researchers. If you would like to join them, please review the following pages for information on MDC-internal and extramural funding opportunities at the MDC.
JUNIOR GROUP LEADERS
About one third of the MDC's research groups are lead by junior group leaders...
Note about open / speculative applications
Open applications to a specific research group or department are welcome. However, unsolicited applications to the MDC without a specific addressee are unlikely to be successful. Please visit our research pages for an overview of the institute's research areas and to find out more about the groups.