The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) is a leading international biomedical research center with the goal of elucidating the molecular mechanisms of health and disease in order to create the basis for new therapies and diagnostic procedures. The MDC is a member of the largest scientific organization in Germany - the Helmholtz Association - and offers a stimulating and interactive research environment with the most modern infrastructure. Currently, 1,250 employees and approximately 500 guests work at the locations in Berlin-Buch and Berlin-Mitte. The diversity of our workforce is a strength and promotes creativity and innovative spirit at the MDC.
iNAMES - a newly established MDC-Weizmann Helmholtz International Research School for Imaging from the NAno to the MESo, a joint effort of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine; the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel; the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin invites applicants for PhD positions.
To alleviate the surging incidence of the world’s deadliest diseases, the development of new strategies for early detection and treatment is of utmost relevance. This can only proceed by deepening our understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms and pathophysiological processes, calling in turn for new ways to visualize complex biological systems and to image disease states at various length- and time-scales.
If you are enthusiastic and passionate about tackling these challenges, join us!
What are we offering?
- An excellent scientific, international, collaborative and inclusive environment
- Research visits and exchange stays at partner institutions abroad
- Individual PhD supervision and dual 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
- Annual symposia and research winter/ summer schools
- Participation in PhD retreats and networking social events
- Travel grants for external courses and conferences
The working language of the program is English.
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 recreational activities.
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.
Join our community of 350 international PhD students and enjoy studying and living in Germany!
Who are we looking for?
- You are an enthusiastic student with a strong interest in life sciences, with emphasis on imaging and data science
- Your degree is in physics, mathematics, computer science, data science, biophysics (biomedical) engineering, biology, bioinformatics, molecular medicine, or a related field
- You hold or expect to obtain a Master degree not later than August 2021
How to apply? Via MDC
Application deadline: February 1, 2021.
Desired starting date: Starting dates are arranged on the individual basis, latest 4 months from the interviews (August 2021)
- International working environment with communication in English and German
- Interesting career opportunities and a comprehensive range of qualification and further training opportunities
- Compatibility of family and career certified by the berufundfamilie audit
- Varied support for "New Berliners" (Welcome & Family Office)
- Company health management with fitness center
You also benefit from:
- A remuneration in accordance with the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD-Bund), including additional company pension schemes
- Flexible working hours and childcare support
- An idyllic green campus, which is easily accessible by bicycle, public transport or car