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Career at the DPZ

The DPZ (German Primate Center) employs approximately 400 people from highly diverse professional backgrounds. The scope of work ranges from animal husbandry, administration tasks and IT to different scientific disciplines.  An international, open working climate is carefully maintained and profits from flat hierarchies. The DPZ is proud of its workforce diversity as well as the close ties between scientific research and teaching via the Göttingen Campus. Various measures are taken to ensure the compatibility of work and family, individual lifestyle, equal opportunities and health promotion. 

If you are planning to apply digitally for a position at the DPZ, please use this E-Mail address: bewerbung(at)

Young academics

Support of young academics is an important aim of the DPZ. Closely cooperating with the University of Göttingen and the Veterinary and Medical College in Hannover, students from all over the world work on their Bachelor-, Master-, or PhD-degrees at the DPZ. In graduate schools the postgraduates are throroughly prepared for their scientific career.
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Eine Technische Assistentin im Labor


The DPZ offers different kinds of apprenticeships, depending on the demand in our several departments. In principle we offer professional training in following jobs: clerk, animal keeper specialising in research and clinics as well as qualified IT specialist focusing on system integration.
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Job and family

We are devoted for the compatibility of work, family and private life. This special commitment is implemented by our intentive personnel policy concerning family and life stage and was continuously rewarded by the certificate berufundfamilie since 2010. 

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Andrea Backhaus

Andrea Backhaus Head of Human Resources +49 551 3851-105 +49 551 3851-303 Contact

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