Training Session from PDD 2019

Training & Career


Our postdoctoral scientists are supported with various career development activities

Stem Cell Conference 2011

At the MDC we aspire to provide our postdoctoral researchers with a stimulating environment to enable the progression of their further scientific career, and equip them with skills important in pursuing future employment in academia or in the private sector.

Towards this goal, the MDC faculty of world-renowned academics and the state-of-the-art research infrastructure offer an appropriate environment for high-class scientific postdoctoral training.

Our post-doctoral scientists are supported a variety of career development activities, such as:

  • In-house workshops and courses on various topics such as grant and fellowship applications, leadership and managerial skills, guidance on how to establish an independent laboratory, ethics (incl. animal rights issues), teaching, etc.;
  • Career Day, an annual on-campus full-day information and networking event;
  • Regular Career Pathways talks, in which professionals (including MDC research alumni) from both industry and academia share their work experiences;
  • Dedicated support for female scientists, an intensive 12-month MDC Mentoring Program and the Mentoring Program of the Helmholtz Association.
  • Specialized postdoctoral training career training through the  ASPIRE track program. 



Dr. Sandra Krull
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Robert-Rössle-Str 10
13125 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 9406 3332

Career Pathways Series

Dr. Dariya Afanasyeva
Phone: +49 30 9406 3354

ASPIRE Career Track Program

Dr. Jean-Yves Tano
Phone: +49 30 9406 3353