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Senior Research Scientist (F/M/D)

Wissenschaftler / Postdoc

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) is one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions. Max Delbrück, a Berlin native, was a Nobel laureate and one of the founders of molecular biology. At the MDC’s locations in Berlin-Buch and Mitte, researchers from some 60 countries study human biology – investigating the foundations of life from its most elementary building blocks to systems-wide mechanisms. By understanding what regulates or disrupts the equilibrium of a cell, an organ, or the entire body, we can prevent diseases, diagnose them earlier, and stop their progression with tailored therapies. To enable timely application of research findings for improving human health, the MDC supports entrepreneurship and participates in collaborative networks. The MDC has a close partnership with the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the jointly run Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité, and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). Founded in 1992, the MDC today employs 1,600 people and is funded 90 percent by the German federal government and 10 percent by the State of Berlin.

A senior scientist position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Maike Sander at the Max Delbrück Center (MDC). Research in the Sander laboratory aims to understand and reverse pancreatic beta cell dysfunction in diabetes. To understand cellular processes leading to diabetes, the Sander laboratory employs human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-based models and interrogates these models combining functional and single-cell based genomic assays.

Ihre Aufgaben

The incumbent will provide scientific development and execution of human pluripotent stem cell research related to diabetes.
Converting research findings to manuscripts, progress reports, and presentations.
Recommending new technical areas to be discussed or promoting discussion in existing areas of expertise.
Training, instruction and mentoring of project team members.
Analyzing and interpreting research data, exercising independent judgement.
Developing written policies and procedures, managing budget, implementing regulations.

Ihr Profil

  • PhD degree or equivalent in a quantitative discipline (stem cell biology, cell and molecular biology, biomedical engineering) or a related field with relevant experience
  • Expertise in molecular biology and tissue culture
  • Strong self-motivation, organizational skills and ability to lead and develop scientific projects
  • Scientific curiosity, analytical thinking and interest in contributing to projects
  • Keen interest in learning new skills, research techniques, data processing and analysis/interpretation of results
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with expert individuals of different backgrounds in a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience in electronic data organization

Ihre Benefits

  • 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
  • A secure job, even in uncertain times
  • 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, hygiene measures (medical mouth-nose protection, self-tests, disinfectants)
  • The possibility of mobile working - also independent of the Corona situation
  • Free use of Nextbike from the Buch S-Bahn station to the campus


Pancreatic Organoid Research and Disease Modeling

18. Oktober 2022

MDC Berlin-Buch

Remuneration will be according to the TVöD Bund, depending on the personal requirements, up to the fee group 14.


Gewünschter Eintrittstermin:
01. November 2022

Fixed Term The initial contract will be offered for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Prof. Dr. Maike Sander
Pancreatic Organoid Research and Disease Modeling

The MDC is committed to diversity and actively promotes equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, health impairment, age or sexual identity. We look forward to receiving applications from open-minded people who enjoy working in diverse teams. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given special consideration.

Please use our online portal to submit your application including a cover letter, CV (without photo, age and information about your family status), references, educational and degree certificates as well as other relevant attachments. Please submit your application in a single pdf file, maximum size 8 MB.

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