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Who we are

We form a vital link between academia and industry by facilitating the translation of world-class science into innovative therapies.

Our team specializes in early drug discovery. In collaboration with our interdisciplinary network, we work towards developing medicines that can improve the lives of millions of people.

With your commitment and drive, you can contribute to this goal while developing your skills in a professional, international environment. We offer a long-term perspective in a cohesive, respectful and diverse team, where flat hierarchies and an innovation-friendly atmosphere are key elements of our corporate values.

A translational research company based in Dortmund and Planegg

LDC was established in Dortmund in 2008 by the technology transfer organization Max Planck Innovation GmbH on behalf of the Max Planck Society e.V. LDC's focus in Dortmund is on small-molecule drug discovery. A branch for the development of therapeutic antibodies was opened in Planegg, Munich in 2017.

Our benefits

Create your personal work-life balance

  • Permanent full/part-time positions
  • Flexitime arrangement with core working hours
  • Overtime compensated with time off
  • Fair vacation conditions: 30 vacation days with a 5-day week, plus 2 extra vacation days
  • Flexible solutions for work-life balance

Work healthy. Live healthy.

  • Mobility offers: JobTicket, JobRad, E-charging stations, parking spaces
  • Corporate health management: health days, soup, fitness with Hansefit
  • Fresh fruit and drinks
  • Bistros and canteens nearby
  • Private parcel acceptance

Open positions

Personal and professional development

We offer a wide variety of development opportunities that can be adapted to your personal and professional goals. We encourage you to take on new challenges and support you in further developing your skills.

Our spirit

Informal work culture

Open communication on a first-name basis in all company sectors

Living diversity

We grow and learn from the diversity of our employees.

Friendly environment

Respectful, motivating environment and team events

Any questions?

Do you want to learn more about joining our team and working at LDC?
Simply send us a message to application (at)

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