Ph.D. student position (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Dummerstorf

The Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) is a foundation under public law and member of the Leibniz Association. The Institute with about 300 employees is performing fundamental and applied research in the field of the biology of domestic livestock. The Institute provides an interdisciplinary research environment and excellent experimental and analytical facilities.

The Institute of Nutritional Physiology invites applications for a

Ph.D. student position (m/f/d)

for 36 months starting as soon as possible.

Reference number: 2019-38

Task Description:

Participation in the research consortium “EnErGie” consisting of project partners from the Universities of Rostock, Greifswald and Neubrandenburg, and own qualification (PhD degree) in the framework of the program „Junior scientists in excellent research networks“ of the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The task includes the metabolic characterization of malnutrition and sarcopenia related to gastrointestinal diseases in mouse models. The project is financially supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania (2nd call from the Excellence Research Program MV) and has a particular focus on the promotion of young academics.


We are looking for a candidate with a master degree in Medical Biotechnology, Nutritional Sciences, Animal Sciences, Veterinary Medicine or a comparable qualification. Basic knowledge of physiology and biochemistry of nutrition and the willingness to work with mice is required. Candidates who have a preference for and/or previous experience with laboratory work (preferably chromatography, mass spectrometry or molecular biology methods) are especially welcome. A good command of the English language (oral and written) is required. We seek to employ individuals who are highly motivated team players and have a keen interest in science.

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 conditions according to the provisions of Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (TV-L)
  • remuneration at the level of 65% of salary grade 13 TV-L
  • participation in the company pension scheme (VBL)
  • assistance with formal issues while settling into the new living environment

We are an internationally-oriented research institute. The compatibility of career and family is one of our aims. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and capacity to complete the project. We explicitly encourage applications from international candidates.

For more detailed information contact Prof. Dr. Cornelia C. Metges (phone +49(0)38208-68650, metges(at)fbn‐dummerstorf.de).

By sending us your application you agree with the processing of your personal data for the purpose of personnel recruitment following the rules of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Application and travel expenses in the context of the application cannot be reimbursed.

We look forward to your application. Please send your application (preferable as pdf), including motivation letter, detailed CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, and the contact information of two references to

Leibniz‐Institut für Nutztierbiologie  

Verwaltung (St.nr. 2019‐38)

Wilhelm‐Stahl‐Allee 2

18196 Dummerstorf, Germany

or via e-mail to personal(at)fbn‐dummerstorf.de.

The selection process is starting now and will be continued until staffing.

For Further information can be found under www.fbn-dummerstorf.de.