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PhD - Programm

Are you passionate about understanding the molecular basis of health and disease, and translating your findings into clinical applications?

The Berlin-based Max-Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association is one of the world-leading research institutes for molecular biology and genetics, with a focus on translational approaches to develop treatments for neurological diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic diseases. The MDC offers fully-funded PhD positions in one of our 65 research groups. Topics of interests are:

  • Cardiovascular research and metabolic diseases
  • Cancer and immunology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Medical systems biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Structural biology
  • Diseases of the nervous system
  • Translational research
Situated in an excellent scientific, international and supportive environment, MDC provides you with:
  • Structured PhD program
  • Advanced research training incl. summer schools, and annual PhD retreats
  • Individual supervision from expert scientists
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology
  • Travel grants for external courses and conferences
  • Framework program for personal and career development.
  • English training program and environment.

MDC is an equal opportunity employer and offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Berlin is one of the most vibrant and affordable cities in Europe and offers a variety of entertainment and sports activities. Join our community of 400 international PhD students and enjoy studying and living in Germany.


Who are we looking for?

  • Enthusiastic students with a strong interest in life sciences or related topics
  • You hold or expect to obtain a Master degree not later than August 2019
  • Your degrees is in molecular medicine, chemistry, biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics

We encourage you to apply via the application portal at


TVöD 13 (50-65%)

Start date

from 1.6.2019


3 years with the possibility of extension

Application Period

How to apply?

We encourage you to apply via the application portal at

Application deadline is January 04, 2019

For further information contact