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Project Manager in Scientific Infrastructure (m/f/d)

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Berlin (DE)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Biomedicine, Computing
Job Type
Project Manager, Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association is an international biomedical research center dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms of health and disease with the goal to devise new diagnostics and medicines. The MDC is a member of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization, and offers an engaging research environment with cutting-edge research infrastructure. Currently, ~1250 employees and ~500 guest scientists work at the Berlin‑Buch and Berlin‑Mitte campuses. Our diverse workforce is a core strength that inspires creativity and innovation at the MDC.

The MDC is committed to improving human health through transformative biomedical research. Our goal is to pioneer discoveries for preventing, treating, and ultimately curing disease.

The scientific infrastructures support and enable a wide portfolio of technologies and methodologies by specialized scientific technology platforms, which are essential for the research approaches at the MDC. MDC researchers as well as technology platforms collaborate with Berlin based research and medical institutions and with leading international partner institutions and their respective infrastructures.
The MDC is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the scientific infrastructure management and work on specific projects in this context.

Job Description

The tasks of the project manager include but are not limited to supporting the executive management and technology platform leaders in:

  • Conceptualizing and implementing principles for collaborations and strategic partnerships
  • Developing and implementing financial principles for internal and external partners and developing the required processes, workflows and controlling in collaboration with MDC departments
  • Aligning the portfolio of technology with regard to future developments and strategies of the MDC as well as with partners in Berlin and beyond
  • Conceptualizing and scouting for innovative models for partnerships


Applicants should have a degree in life sciences or medicine. Professional experience in the area of science management and/or communication is preferred for this position. Further requirements are:

  • In‑depth experience of working in core facilities and technology platforms and management requirements
  • Experience of funding schemes for investments and grants with focus on scientific infrastructures and collaborations
  • Passion and service attitude for science and technology, self-motivation, proactive attitude, responsible and independent project handling
  • Experience of working for international research institutions and ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders on international and interdisciplinary levels
  • Motivation and interpersonal skills to interact with researchers and administrative staff
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Professional command of both spoken and written German and English
  • Effective multitasking and work on tight deadlines is a must

We offer

  • International working environment with communication in English and German
  • Interesting career opportunities and a range of opportunities for further qualification and training
  • Compatibility of family and career certified by the workandfamily audit (“berufundfamilie audit”)
  • Support for "New Berliners" through the MDC Welcome & Family Office
  • On-campus health and 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
  • 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
  • The possibility of mobile working
  • Free use of Nextbike from the Buch S‑Bahn station to the campus

Remuneration will be according to the TVöD Bund, depending on the personal requirements, up to the fee group 13.

Employment volume
Full time
The weekly working time is 39 hours.

Desired starting date
September 1, 2024

Fixed term
The position is initially limited to 2 years

Application period
July 21, 2024

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

MDC values diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or other personal characteristics. We recognize that creating diverse teams that represent a broad range of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds strengthen our work and research. We welcome applications from open-minded people who embrace working together in a diverse environment. Applications from severely disabled people will be given particular consideration.


Jutta Steinkötter
Scientific Infrastructure

Please use our online portal and submit your application including a cover letter, CV (without photo, age and information about your family status) and other relevant attachments.

If you have a foreign degree, please submit proof of the recognition of your Master's degree in Germany with your application. The proof can be determined via the anabin database ( and can be submitted as a PDF attachment to the application.

For information on fair mobility, click here:


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MDC Berlin-Buch
Robert-Rössle-Straße 10
13125 Berlin

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