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Postdoc at the MDC

There are numerous opportunities to join the MDC as a postdoctoral researcher, both through internal fellowship programs and by applying for external funding.


Internal Opportunities


If you are interested to join the MDC as a post-doc, please check currently advertised positions at the MDC jobs web-page.

MDC fellowships for PhD students and postdocs

(temporarily discontinued until further notice)

The MDC Fellowship Committee accepts applications from doctoral and postdoctoral candidates on an ongoing basis. Funding is available for fellowships of up to three years duration for PhD students and 12 months for postdocs. The assessment criteria are the scientific excellence of the proposed project and the qualifications of the candidate. For postdoctoral awards it is intended that scientific exchange is fostered. Therefore candidates from outside institutions are favoured. A committee of distinguished experts select those candidates to be admitted to the programme.

Special programs

(temporarily discontinued until further notice)

In addition the MDC offers special programmes for talented scientists who would like to gain independence early in their career by building up their own scientific programme within a mentoring host group at the MDC:


Applications to be submitted via the MDC Application portal.

Enquiries regarding internal opportunities should be forwarded to

Helmholtz Postdoc Programme

Candidates apply directly to one of the Helmholtz Centres.

Helmholtz Postdoc Programme

BIH-Delbrück fellowships

For post-docs already working at the MDC or Charité (3+2 years)

BIH-Delbrück fellowships

Extramural opportunities


There are a number of possibilities of getting external funding, such as:

Here are some useful fellowship databases:



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

Phone: +49 30 9406 3332