Job ID: 96147

PhD student in neurophysiology of social interactions

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 November 2022

City: Göttingen

Country: Germany

Institution: German Primate Center



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: particularly in infection research, neurosciences, and organismic primate biology. Besides its research infrastructure in Göttingen, the DPZ maintains four field stations for research on and with primates


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


PhD student (f/m/d)


The Social Neurobiology Lab is a Junior Research Group funded by the European Research Council led by Raymundo Baez-Mendoza, Ph.D. We investigate the neuronal basis of social connection in humans and non-human primates. To this end, we use behavioral testing and measurements and electrophysiological recordings and perturbations. The goal of the project is to investigate the neuronal mechanisms of group cooperation and the maintenance of social ties in both marmosets and humans. For more information, visit our website,

The position is available immediately (salary according to 65% TV-L E13) with an initial appointment for 2 years. Contract extensions are possible. The successful candidate will join a graduate school on the Göttingen Campus.

The Ph.D. student should have a degree (M.Sc. or equivalent), a passion for social interactions and their neuronal basis, as well as strong quantitative and experimental skills. Prior experience with electrophysiology is an asset but not essential.

We offer a pleasant work environment, modern work equipment, flexible and family-friendly working hours, as well as the possibility to occasionally work from home or remotely. The working language at the DPZ is English. Fluency in German is not essential. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented minorities in science.

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

In your application, include a cover letter, your CV, and the names and contacts of up to three references, as well as all certificates, until 30th November 2022, with the keyword “Social Neurobiology Ph.D.” to Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH – Leibniz Institut für Primatenforschung – Personnel Office – Kellnerweg 4 – 37077 Göttingen or via e-mail to

For further information, please email Dr. Báez-Mendoza at