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Technology Manager (m/f/d)

Berlin-Buch | Max Delbrück Center

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association is an international biomedical research center dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms of health and disease with the goal to devise new diagnostics and medicines. The MDC is a member of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization, and offers an engaging research environment with cutting-edge research infrastructure. Currently, ~1250 employees and ~500 guest scientists work at the Berlin-Buch and Berlin-Mitte campuses. Our diverse workforce is a core strength that inspires creativity and innovation at the MDC.

The MDC is committed to improving human health through transformative biomedical research. Our goal is to pioneer discoveries for preventing, treating, and ultimately curing disease.

The Technology Transfer department provides advice and support to MDC scientists in developing their ideas into innovative technologies and products in the healthcare sector. The focus of our work is the management and exploitation of intellectual property as well as the support of scientists in founding spin-offs and collaborations with industry. Our goal is to create the best possible conditions for innovation and thus added value for the medicine of the future.

Job Description

  • Scouting and identification of new technologies and inventions by MDC scientists
  • Evaluation of new technologies and inventions - especially in the fields of therapeutics, diagnostics and digital health - with regard to their commercial potential
  • Monitoring and coordinating applications for intellectual property rights
  • Development and support of transfer projects from the idea phase to commercialization by industrial partners or through spin-out ventures
  • Organization and implementation of MDC's internal funding programs for transfer projects
  • Contract negotiations with external partners (MTA, cooperation and exploitation agreements)
  • Conducting workshops, seminars and events in the field of technology transfer
  • Collaboration with industrial companies, networks and subject-specific experts


  • PhD degree in Life Sciences or related field with professional experience in innovation management at a research institution or in industry
  • An additional degree in business administration or IP law is a plus
  • Team player; client-oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Strong initiative and structured working style
  • Oral and written fluency required in German and English
  • Interest in the promotion of scientific research, contact with companies, commercial aspects related to technology transfer and intellectual property

We offer

  • international working environment with communication in English and German
  • interesting career opportunities and a range of opportunities for further qualification and training
  • Compatibility of family and career certified by the workandfamily audit (“berufundfamilie audit”)
  • Support for "New Berliners" through the MDC Welcome & Family Office
  • On-campus health and 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
  • a secure job
  • Subsidy for the job ticket as well as discounts in the campus canteen
  • additional health benefits such as flu vaccination, eye test, ergonomics advice at the workplace
  • the possibility of mobile working
  • free use of Nextbike from the Buch S-Bahn station to the campus

Further Information:


Application Period:
April 19, 2024

MDC Berlin-Buch

Die Vergütung erfolgt nach TVöD Bund je nach Vorliegen der persönlichen Voraussetzungen bis Entgeltgruppe 13.

Employment volume:
Full Time
Die Anzahl der Wochenstunden beträgt 39 Stunden

Desired starting date:
June 01, 2024


Ines Krock

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
MDC values diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or other personal characteristics. We recognize that creating diverse teams that represent a broad range of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds strengthen our work and research. We welcome applications from open-minded people who embrace working together in a diverse environment. Applications from severely disabled people will be given particular consideration.

Please use our online portal and submit your application including a cover letter, CV (without photo, age and information about your family status) and other relevant attachments.

If you have a foreign degree, please submit proof of the recognition of your Master's degree in Germany with your application. The proof can be determined via the anabin database ( and can be submitted as a PDF attachment to the application.

For information on fair mobility, click here:

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