- First-rate scientific environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure and great colleagues
- Dedicated postdoc career support: mentoring, coaching, career planning
- Targeted training in research methods and transferable skills, as well as leadership training
- Career track program, providing additional qualifications for your future career, both in and outside academia
- Postdoc Office to support the postdoc community
- Alumni network
Interested in join the MDC as a postdoctoral researcher? Check ourfor advertised positions.
The Postdoc Office supports the career development of our postdoctoral researchers by offering orientation sessions, courses, career counselling, mentoring, and coaching.
Our goal is to support you in your career planning and advancement. Whether you aim at staying in academia, switching to a career in industry, science management or science communication, or whether you plan to found your own company - we offer resources and contacts to help you find the way into your individual professional future.
Want to get your voice heard?
There are a number of possibilities of getting external funding, such as:
- for Postdoctoral Researchers
- for Young Academics and Scientists
Here are some useful fellowship databases:
- (in German)
Our goal is to support you in your career planning and advancement. Whether you aim at staying in academia, switch to a career in industry, science management or science communication, or whether you plan to found your own company – we offer resources and contacts to help you find the way into your individual professional future.
Contact the Postdoc Office Career Center atto make a career counselling appointment.
The Training and Career Center offers a range of transferable skills courses for early career scientists including the unique ASPIRE program (Advanced Science career development Program for Innovation and Research). ASPIRE offers specific training courses, mentoring and networking based on the individual career paths chosen by the postdocs. A E-learning platform is currently under construction.
The Training and Career Center organizes three mentoring programs, with postdocs as mentees in two programs and postdocs as mentors in one program. Additionally it offers, counseling in the areas of strategic career planning, application support, funding, as well as competence coaching and advice in personal matters.
The Training and Career Center strives to develop academic and non-academic contacts as necessary partners for all of its offers. These contacts are involved in events such as, the Annual Berlin Postdoc Day, Career Pathway seminar series and Career Days. These events encourage community building amongst the scientific community within the Max Delbrück Center and around Berlin.
We are at the end of a challenging year, and yet the young scientists at the Max Delbrück Center have managed to achieve extraordinary successes and to propel cutting-edge research even further. We would like to celebrate with you the publications and grants obtained by our postdocs in 2020!
Please have a look at the PDF files highlighting special postdoc achievements, as well as giving you an overview over our postdoc-related activities in the last year. If you know one of the postdocs listed, make sure to congratulate them on their hard work and excellent performance!
Marie Curie postdoc fellowship
The European Commission recently announced the dates for the opening and submission of Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships. The goal of these fellowships is to support the career of researchers with a PhD interested in diversification and development of new skills through intersectoral and international mobility.