lundi 11 mai 2015

Research Assistant (PhD-student)

As a Federal Research Institute and independent higher Federal Authority under the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, the work of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) focusses on the health, nutrition, housing, genetic diversity, and welfare of farm animals.
At the Institute for Animal Welfare and Husbandry in Celle, Germany, a 3-year position (50 %) is available for a Research Assistant (PhD-student)
The employment will be based on the Federal Civil Service Act (TVöD) and the salary will refer to class E 13 (West).
Within the FLI-research project ”Effects of selection for high laying performance on adaptation capacity in the domestic fowl” the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
  • Planning, conduction and analysis of experiments on behavioural responses towards environmental challenges
  • Planning, conduction and analysis of behavioural experiments on cognition and motivation
  • Coordination of the experiments with those of other collaborating institutes of FLI
  • Presentation of the results at international conferences and publishing in international peerreviewed journals

  • Master (of Sciences) or equivalent in Biology, Agricultural sciences or Veterinary medicine
  • Interest in learning behaviour
  • Readiness to conduct behavioural experiments with laying hens
  • Interest to participate in an interdisciplinary research project
  • Driver licence (class B)

For further details please contact Dr. Lars Schrader, by phone:+49 (0)5141 - 3846 101 or by E-Mail:
The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut strives to increase the proportion of women in the Sciences. Therefore, we explicitly encourage female scientists to apply for the position. Disabled persons will be preferentially considered in case of comparable qualification, and only a minimal level of physical qualification is expected.
Applications including significant documents should be send to Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, FB Personal, Dörnbergstraße 25/27, 29223 Celle, Germany (refer to “Kennziffer Nds. 06/15”).
Deadline for submissions is the 15th May 2015. Please note, that you will not receive an acknowledgement of receipt. Applications will be returned after the final decision on staffing.