Deutsches Primatenzentrum

Veterinarian or scientist/physician

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Donnerstag, 4th Juli 2019
Donnerstag, 15th August 2019
Department: DPZ
Location: Göttingen
Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Göttingen

Job Description:

The Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH – Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung in Göttingen is a primate research and competence center that does basic research. It concentrates on three main areas named Organismic Primate Biology, Infections Research and Neuroscienc-es. The DPZ maintains four field stations to do research on and with primates. Furthermore it is one of 95 research and infrastructure establishments of the Leibniz Association.

The Functional Imaging Laboratory at the German Primate Center is in search of a

Veterinarian or scientist/physician

with good practical working experience in animal research to support our interdisciplinary team.

The position is initially limited to two years.

An extension is planned. The Functional Imaging Laboratory conducts research in the field of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy and applies these techniques to small ro-dents, non-human primates, and humans. Our focus is on neurosciences and cardiovascular imaging, but we are also interested in structural and functional imaging of other organ sys-tems. We are working on the improvement of modern methods of non-invasive imaging with emphasis on investigation of brain diseases including the influence of drugs on the brain. Further information can found here:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Further development of MRI of awake and anesthetized non-human primates
  • Research in the field of MR imaging with a focus on neuroscienc-es/anesthesiology, depending on your career stage there is the option of a doc-torate or to further qualify in science as a postdoctoral fellow
  • Independent writing of applications for animal experiments as well as assisting in the implementation and evaluation of animal experiments with rodents and non-human primates
  • Head/deputy of animal experimental projects

Your qualifications:

  • a degree in veterinary medicine, life sciences or medicine
  • a PhD, preferably on projects using animal experiments and/or biomedical imaging, is an advantage but not a requirement
  • Experience in working with non-human primates is an advantage.

We offer a cooperative and a highly interdisciplinary working environment with many oppor-tunities for independent scientific work. Our research group works in close cooperation with the Göttingen campus.

The appointment at the DPZ follows the applied regulations of civil service. The classification follows the TV-L. Disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential con-sideration. We kindly ask you to indicate in your application if you are disabled.

Please send in your written application including all certificates until the 15.08.2019 under key word “Functional Imaging Neuro" to
Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH – Leibniz Institut für Primatenforschung – Personnel Office – Kellnerweg 4 – 37077 Göttingen or via mail to

For further information please see or phone: +49 (0)551-3851-105.

For more information about the Leibniz Association see

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