• 2021-05-28


The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) is one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions. Max Delbrück, a Berlin native, was a Nobel laureate and one of the founders of molecular biology. At the MDC’s locations in Berlin-Buch and Mitte, researchers from some 60 countries analyze the human system – investigating the biological foundations of life from its most elementary building blocks to systems-wide mechanisms. By understanding what regulates or disrupts the dynamic equilibrium in a cell, an organ, or the entire body, we can prevent diseases, diagnose them earlier, and stop their progression with tailored therapies. Patients should benefit as soon as possible from basic research discoveries. The MDC therefore supports spin-off creation and participates in collaborative networks. It works in close partnership with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the jointly run Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC ), the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité, and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). Founded in 1992, the MDC today employs 1,600 people and is funded 90 percent by the German federal government and 10 percent by the State of Berlin.

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 Scientific Infrastructure Management at the MDC is seeking a Research Data Management Team Leader to coordinate MDC's engagement in research data management including strategy and policy development as well as implementation, and to provide data management support to researchers.


The tasks of the team leader include but are not limited to:

- conceptualization and implementation of a MDC data policy
- enabling compliance with data related regulations of public bodies and funders for life science research at the MDC, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and intellectual property rights policies
- collaborating with researchers and additional relevant stakeholders at the MDC for the development of a cohesive research data management strategy of all aspects of the research data life cycle
- development of appropriate trainings and consultations
- interacting with internal stakeholders, e.g. library, IT department, technology transfer, communications
- networking with external stakeholders, e.g. Helmholtz Association, local, national and international partner institutions, public authorities
- supporting digitalization efforts at the MDC and MDC’s engagement in funding initiatives


Applicants should have a degree in life sciences including bioinformatics, data science, information science or equivalent. Professional experience in the area of data management and publication processes is essential for this position. Further requirements are:

- knowledge of information and data management in life sciences
- knowledge of data repositories in life sciences
- experience with data documentation, metadata standards, and persistent identifiers
- professional command of both spoken and written German and English
- responsible and independent project management
- passion for science & technology, self-motivation, pro-active attitude
- experience in working for international research institutions and ability to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders on an international as well as interdisciplinary level would be helpful


- International working environment with communication in English and German
- Interesting career opportunities and a comprehensive range of qualification and further training opportunities
- Compatibility of family and career certified by the berufundfamilie audit
- Varied support for "New Berliners" (Welcome & Family Office)
- Company health management with 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

For more information see: https://www.mdc-berlin.de/de/career/jobs/team-leader-research-data-management-mfd