PhD positions and Postdoc (f/m/d) for the Social Neurobiology Lab

German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research (DPZ), Göttingen

The German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research conducts basic research in the fields of primate biology, infection research and neuroscience. The DPZ maintains four field stations and is a competence and reference center for research on and with primates. The DPZ is one of the 96 research and infrastructure facilities of the Leibniz Association.

The Social Neurobiology Lab at the German Primate Center (DPZ) is offering:

Two PhD positions and a Postdoc (f/m/d)

The PhD positions are available immediately for three years. We are flexible regarding the start date, and contract extensions are possible. The successful applicants will be accepted into a graduate school on the Göttingen campus.

The Social Neurobiology Lab investigates the neuronal basis of social connection in humans and non-human primates. We use behavioral testing and neuronal recordings.

One PhD project aims to examine the behavioral mechanisms of prosocial behavior and group cooperation in both marmosets and humans, funded by the MacLean-Erkelenz Foundation.

The second PhD project aims to investigate the behavioral mechanisms of social tie formation and cooperation in marmosets using automated behavioral video-tracking and behavioral testing. This position is funded by the European Research Council.

The postdoc position is offered as part of the Henriette Herz Scouting Program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The research topic is free, but should be within the remit of the lab’s interests. Please reach out to Dr. Baez-Mendoza with your CV and a cover letter.

For more information, visit our website, https://www.dpz.eu/en/unit/nwg-social-neurobiology/about-us.html

Candidates should have a degree (M.Sc. or equivalent in neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, or similar), a passion for social behavior, and strong quantitative and experimental skills. Prior experience with data analyses, behavioral testing, or programming are an asset but optional. We offer a pleasant work environment, modern work equipment, flexible and family-friendly working hours, and the possibility to work from home or remotely occasionally.

We welcome diversity and applications from qualified people regardless of their ethnic, cultural, and social origins, regardless of their gender, religion, ideology, disability, age, or sexual identity. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential consideration. We kindly ask you to indicate any disabilities in your application.

The appointment at DPZ is in accordance with the civil service regulations. The salary classification for the PhD student positions follows the TV-L (public service).

Please send your written application via E-Mail by 05.07.2024 under the keyword "Social neurobiology PhD student" with the usual documents, indicating where you found the job ad, to bewerbung(at)dpz.eu. Further information about the position can be obtained from the group leader, Dr. Baez-Mendoza via E-Mail rbaezmendoza(at)dpz.eu