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International PhD Program in Molecular Medicine

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) in Berlin, Germany, jointly with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, offers 20 fully funded PhD positions to candidates wishing to pursue research doctorate training in the fields of
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Cardiovascular Research, Cancer Research, Tumor Immunology, Developmental Biology, Systems Biology, Structural Biology, Neurobiology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics and others.
This is a unique opportunity to develop your research career at the cutting edge of fundamental molecular biology and translational medicine in one of our 60 basic or clinical research groups. Join our 360-member strong international PhD students’ community and enjoy living and studying in the heart of Europe, Berlin, one of the most vibrant (and affordable) European capitals!
The Graduate School organizes structured PhD training in a supportive and international environment. The curriculum offers advanced research training, annual PhD retreats, and travel grants for external courses, summer schools, and conferences, besides a framework program for personal and career development.
Within the Graduate School, students can apply to one of four thematically focused PhD Research Schools or Exchange Programs:
  • The International Helmholtz Research School “Molecular Neurobiology” (MolNeuro)
  • The International Helmholtz Research School “Translational Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine" (TransCard)
  • The MDC-NYU PhD Exchange Program in Medical Systems Biology
  • The German-Israeli Helmholtz Research School “Frontiers in Cell Signaling and Gene Regulation” (SignGene)
We are looking for candidates of any nationality, who hold or expect to obtain a research Master degree or German diploma not later than March 2017. The MDC accepts applications from students with degrees in chemistry, biology, molecular medicine, and related subjects as well as students from quantitative sciences (including computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics) for biophysical or theoretical PhD projects. The working language of the program is English. Visit our website to learn more about the MDC, the program and application process:
Application deadline is July 1, 2016.
Email: phdmdc@mdc-berlin.de
Webpage: https://www.mdc-berlin.de/phd

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please note that we accept applications only via our online application portal, which you can find here: http://www.mdc-berlin.de/application
On this site, you will also find further information regarding application requirements and the selection process. Deadline for applications is July 1
Send application to
PhD Office
Dr. Michaela Herzig
Robert-Rössle-Straße 10
13125 Berlin-Buch

Email: phdmdc@mdc-berlin.de
Webpage: https://www.mdc-berlin.de/phd

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Berlin)
Working place
13125 Berlin
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine, Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutics, Physics