Independent Group Leader Position

Independent Group Leader Position

Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin

Berlin, Germany

The MAX DELBRÜCK CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE (MDC) in Berlin, a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, invites applications for an

Independent Group Leader Position

We are seeking applications from outstanding postdoctoral researchers working in the areas of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurosciences, developmental biology and regenerative medicine, cancer biology, immunology and inflammation, homeostasis and cell communication, mechanisms of gene regulation and systems biology. Applicants should have earned their doctorate two to six years ago (not including parental leave), and are expected to conduct visionary independent research, obtain extramural funding and engage in collaborative projects with groups at the MDC and Berlin universities.

MDC researchers profit from state-of-the-art infrastructure including modern “omics”, high-performance computing, and imaging facilities and benefit from a highly collaborative and vibrant scientific environment within the MDC and with its partner institutions in the Berlin region. The MDC is committed to translating scientific knowledge into improvements in clinical practice and has expanded its translational research activities within the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), a joint venture with the Charité, the Berlin university hospital.

The two most promising candidates will be invited to apply for a Helmholtz Young Investigators Group. The respective call of the Helmholtz Association has been published on January 17, 2019, see .
The offered independent group leader position includes generous funding for six years with an option for extension or tenure upon evaluation.

For information about the MDC please visit our web site ( For enquiries about the position please contact Cornelia Maurer (

The MDC is a leading biomedical research institute and an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. The MDC provides an inclusive and family friendly environment. Applications of women are explicitly encouraged. Applications should be submitted to the web-based application portal ( by February 24, 2019 indicating the registration number 11041/2019 and include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of three referees, and an outline of present and future research plans. Please submit your application as one file, pdf format, maximum size 8 MB.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.