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Fully funded Ph.D. position

The German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research is one of 96 research and infrastructure establishments of the Leibniz Association. It conducts basic biological and biomedical research in all fields in which non-human primates play essential roles: in particular in infection research, the neurosciences and organismic primate biology. Besides its research infrastructure in Göttingen the DPZ maintains four field stations to do research on and with primates (see

The Cognitive Ethology Lab offers a

Fully funded Ph.D. position Topic: Aging in Barbary macaques

Starting Date: June 1st, 2021 (negotiable)

The work involves data collection on Barbary macaques living in the enclosure “La Forêt des Singes” in Rocamadour, France. The candidate is expected to collect behavioral data, conduct field experiments and make use of long-term data for the analysis. Further information about the lab and our research program can be found at

Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

  • A very good M.Sc. degree in Behavioural Biology or a related field
  • Independent thinking and creativity
  • Good statistical and analytical skills
  • Experience with R
  • Very good English skills (written and spoken)
  • Basic French skills
  • Experience with behavioral data collection
  • Willingness to cope with field work conditions
  • A valid driver’s license is required

The appointment at the DPZ follows the applied regulations of civil service. The classification follows the TV-L. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential consideration. We kindly ask you to indicate any disabilities in your application.

Please send a motivation letter, CV, transcript of records of your studies (Master and Bachelor), and the names and addresses of two people who are willing to provide references as a single PDF or ZIP until 19th February 2021 under the key word „ Cognitive Ethology-Ph.D. position“ mail to

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer, Email: jfischer(at)

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