Fully-Funded PhD Positions for International Students at MDC in Germany

Country: Germany;

Deadline: 04.01.2019

Web-Site: mdc-berlin.de


Applications are invited from candidates who have completed or are in the process of completing a Master degree in chemistry, biology, informatics, or some related field. For detailed requirements please visit the pages of the application portal.


PhD researchers are fully funded through an initial 3-year working contract with the MDC. In many cases contracts are extended for an additional year. All PhD researchers are expected to complete their doctoral research and thesis in 4 years. Salaries are competitive to national standards and there are no tuition fees.


The MDC is situated in Campus Berlin-Buch, a modern science and biotechnology park with a clear focus on biomedicine and various opportunities for child-care facilities and schools. Berlin is one of the most vibrant cities located in the heart of Europe. With a population of 3.4 million people, Berlin offers an incredible load of entertainment and sports activities, making it a popular destination to visit and live in. 

Recruitment process

We have set up a multi-step recruitment process with the goal of identifying people with right mix of skills, experience, and future potential. This involves an assessment of the paper application based on academic accomplishments and professional experience, structured interviews, presentations, and on site visits.

Our communication policy aims to maintain an objective and fair hiring process for all applicants. Communication between candidates and institute will be primarily by e-mail. We acknowledge every submitted application immediately with an automatic e-mail response. During the hiring process, all successful applicants will receive notifications on the next steps via e-mail. In due course, candidates who have not been short-listed will be informed by email. 

We value diversity and are committed to carrying out a transparent recruitment process for every position. There may be minor variations, but in general our selection process has the following structure:


Applications are submitted through our online recruitment portal.

Application screening and interviews

Following the application deadline, your application will be checked for eligibility and reviewed by the hiring committee

Interview week in Berlin

Short-listed applicants will be invited to visit the MDC in Berlin.


After your visit, all candidates will receive feedback within a few days.