Achieving a balance between private and professional life is never easy, especially in the sciences. Flexibility and mobility are a must. Moreover, frequent employer changes and spending time abroad are the norm. The Dual Career Advice service assists the spouse or partner of a newly recruited staff member who is working at the MPI for Medical Research to identify potential employment opportunities. In collaboration with Heidelberg University, the University Hospital Heidelberg, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the City of Heidelberg, Heidelberg University of Education, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), SRH Holding, and other Max Planck Institutes located in Heidelberg the Dual Career Advice service provides assistance in the job search by establishing connections to possible employers in the area.