Institute of Behavioural Physiology
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Germany
The successful candidate will be part of the Psychophysiology Unit, which together with the Ethology Unit is located within the Institute of Behavioral Physiology. We follow an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the biological basis of farm animal behavior with the aim of improving the health and welfare of farm animals. Central research topics include neuroendocrine influences on the social behaviour of farm animals, the reward and motivational system as well as the neuroendocrine modulation of immune competence. The institute conducts research on several farm animal species, with the pig as the primary animal model. We are searching for a candidate who is interested in establishing innovative lab methods and has the expertise to coordinate and supervise laboratory work. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop their own research program and to contribute to ongoing research projects. Participation in the acquisition of third-party funds is expected.