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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 Communications Department serves as a vital bridge between the Max Delbrück Center and the public. Our role is to articulate the principles and objectives underlying our research and institution. We foster the exchange of information and ideas both externally and internally by disseminating knowledge, making research accessible, ensuring transparency, imparting our values, and actively engaging in debates. We recognize that trust in science can only be cultivated through an open and ongoing dialogue with society.
As a science editior (m/f/d) in the Communications Department, your responsibilities include researching, producing, and editing science journalism articles in English, covering news, research highlights, press releases, and social media posts.

Ihre Aufgaben

As a science writer you will

  • Produce and edit content in English focused on research at our research center across all channels and platforms (online, social media, print). This includes writing research highlights, press releases, news pieces on grants and prizes, as well as conducting interviews.
  • Additionally, you will be responsible for optimizing articles for SEO, tailoring content for diverse target audiences across various social media platforms, and managing distribution.
  • Handle press requests on papers, support freelancers, collaborate with external scientific partners and communication departments.
  • Do live coverage from events (mobile reporting)
  • Together with your colleagues develop editorial and social media formats along with their production, particularly on Instagram, focusing on studies and research topics and campaigns.

Ihr Profil

  • You hold an academic degree in biology, medicine, or another natural science, complemented by extensive experience in science communication, especially in crafting texts for both online and offline platforms.
  • You possess advanced proficiency in basic biomedical research, demonstrating the ability to communicate complex studies and technologies in a compelling and accessible manner.
  • As a native English speaker with proficiency in German, you bring linguistic versatility to the role.
  • Your profile is characterized by creativity, stress resilience, enthusiasm for tackling new challenges, and a strong inclination to work collaboratively within a team.
  • Additionally, you have practical experience with content management systems and are adept at social media posting, including platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, and X (Twitter).

Ihre Benefits

  • 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
  • a secure job
  • 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


15. Januar 2024


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



Gewünschter Eintrittstermin:

19. März 2024


The position is temporary as a parental leave replacement from 19.03.2024 to 30.01.2025


Lien Dettmann

Chancengleichheit, Vielfalt und Inklusion:

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.


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.

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