In science in particular achieving a balance between private and professional life is not very easy. Flexibility and mobility are a must. Moreover frequent changes of the employer and spending time abroad are the norm. The Dual Career Advice service assists the partners of recently recruited MPI for Medical Research members to explore career options. In collaboration with the Heidelberg University, the Heidelberg University Hospital, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the City of Heidelberg, the Teacher Training College (PH) Heidelberg, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the SRH Holding and the other Max-Planck-Institutes, Heidelberg, the Dual Career Advice service helps by establishing connections to possible employers in the area and provides assistance in the job search.