The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute is one of the world’s leading research institutes in the fields of animal diseases, animal welfare, animal husbandry, animal nutrition and farm animal genetics. It is affiliated to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and its role is to inform and advise the Federal Government in these fields.

In Mariensee, the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics has the vacancy of a

doctoral position (m/f/d)

in the project “proteomics and single-cell sequencing based analysis of bovine embryo development”. The position is temporary from 1st January 2022 until 31st December 2024 and is offered as a part-time position with 65% of the regular weekly working time (currently 25.35 hours).


  • Bovine in vitro embryo production under different culture conditions
  • Proteomic analysis of bovine embryos
  • Single cell sequencing analysis of bovine embryos


  • University degree in veterinary medicine, medicine, biology, biochemistry or a similar discipline

Advantageous are:

  • Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry or cell biology
  • Experience in in vitro embryo production
  • Experience in general lab work
  • Excellent English language skills

We expect a high level of motivation and excellent communication skills, as well as good work organisation and the ability to work in a team.

Besides an interesting and diverse job in a highly motivated international scientific environment and an experienced team, we offer a position according to the collective agreement of the public service (pay group 13 TVöD- Bund, tarif area east).

The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut is committed to a family-friendly working environment through flexible working hours. Our social benefits include health and reintegration management plans, pension plans and capital-forming benefits. The Mariensee location is well connected to public transport.

The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute is committed to inclusion. Applications from people with severe disabilities are therefore expressly welcome. They will be given preferential consideration in the selection process.

In line with our international orientation, we welcome applications from people of all nationalities and ethnicities.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Claudia Klein (

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your complete application by e-mail to the following e-mail address until 15th of November 2021 at the latest and indicate in the subject line: “Stelle 111/21”. Please address written applications to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Department of Human Resources, Postfach 1318 in 17466 Greifswald – Insel Riems, Germany.

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