Work & Family
Work & Life Balance
Balancing family and work in academia or any other job on campus can be a challenging task. To make it easier, there are many offers that support families on Campus Berlin-Buch, from the campus day care center to a parent-child room to researcher holidays.
Campus Day Care Center
The Campus Day Care Center CampusSterne offers care in mixed-age groups for 58 children from 0 to 6 years of age on the Berlin-Buch campus. The educational concept includes science and English for toddlers and preschoolers. The daycare center is run by the Sehstern Association.
During the Berlin school holidays, children can experiment on various science topics in the school labs under expert guidance. The researcher holidays offer half-day and full-day courses on biology, chemistry, physics and technical topics that are appropriate for the age group.
Children aged 6 to 12 are supervised by scientists as group leaders throughout the day. In the morning course, experiments are usually carried out in the laboratory. After a lunch break, there are craft and play activities on the same topic. www.forscherferien-berlin.de
Health and Work-Life Balance
The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie attach particular importance to supporting their employees in balancing work and family life. The well-developed infrastructure with day care center, parent-child room, cafeteria and holiday care makes it easier to combine life and work. The green campus offers opportunities to relax or work outdoors. There are plans to expand outdoor sports such as a fitness parcours or a beach volleyball court. To strengthen social interaction, summer parties, the campus cinema or concerts are held on campus.
Welcome Center and Family Office
The MDC Welcome Center and Family Office assist all newcoming scientists with formalities of getting employed at the MDC and moving to Germany, even before they actually arrive. This include matters related to e.g. insurances, taxes, finding suitable accommodation, a child day-care facility or parenting benefits counselling. Don't hesitate to contact the Welcome Center or Family Office for any request or call on for help:
Welcome Center MDC Campus Berlin-Buch
Building 31.1 (Max Delbrück House) Room 4029 Phone: 030 9406-3349
Family Office MDC Campus Berlin-Buch
Building 84 (Hermann von Helmholtz House) Room 1206 Phone: 030 9406-2439
Jenny Fischer-Swierczynski (CampusKindergarten)
Lindenberger Weg 74 (Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, Building 61)
Phone: 030/ 9406 3546
Dr. Bärbel Görhardt (Researcher's Holidays)
Life Science Learning Lab
Phone: 030 / 9489 2923