lundi 5 février 2018

Post Doc

The Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) based in Dummerstorf near Rostock, Germany, is a foundation under pub‐
lic law and a member of the scientific community Gottfried‐Wilhelm Leibniz. The scope of the institute with about 300 em‐
ployees is fundamental and applied research in the area of farm animal biology.

The Institute of Behavioural Physiology is offering a

PostDoc Position (m/f)
for 4 months, starting 1
 of March or as soon as possible

Reference number: 2018‐03


We seek to appoint a post‐doctoral scientist with a PhD in Animal Behaviour or a related field to join a team of international
scientists working on the project SOUNDWEL, which is funded by the EU within the ERA‐Net ANIHWA, and aims at developing
a tool to classify porcine vocalisations according to their context and emotional content. The appointee shall have knowledge
in bioacoustics, preferably in pigs or other terrestrial mammals.  Experience with bioacoustical analysis software such as Praat
or Avisoft would be beneficial. The candidate should further have profound knowledge of statistical data analysis and English
scientific writing and oral communication skills. Programming experience (preferably LabView) would be a pro, but is not
mandatory. Applicants are expected to independently prepare existing sound recordings for further analysis, perform bioa‐
coustic analyses and subsequent classification of calls, and in general contribute to the project and the publication of its out‐

We offer:
  Multifaceted and challenging research tasks in a performance‐oriented and family‐friendly environment
  Modern equipment and integration in international and national research projects
  Employment according to TV‐L; payment up to pay grade E 13 TV‐L if qualifications are fulfilled
  Participation in the company pension scheme (VBL)
  Assistance with formal issues while settling into the new living environment, as well as with the integration into a dynamic
and innovative research area

We are an internationally oriented research institute. The compatibility of career and family is one of our aims. The Leibniz
Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) is committed to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are un‐
derrepresented. Qualified women are encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants will be given preference if they are equally
qualified. Only candidates can be considered who fulfill the requirements for temporal contracts according to § 2 WissZeitVG.

Application and travel expenses in the context of the application cannot be reimbursed.

For more detailed information contact: Dr. Düpjan (phone 038208 68812, duepjan@fbn‐ 

We look forward to your application. Please send applications, including a detailed CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, list
of publications and acquired grants, and the contact information of one reference either via e‐mail or via post to:

Leibniz‐Institut für Nutztierbiologie
Verwaltung ( 2018‐03)
Wilhelm‐Stahl‐Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf  or to: personal@fbn‐ 

The selection process is starting now and will be continued until staffing.
Further information can be found under www.fbn‐