Tailored opportunities: PhD in Animal sciences (Phosphorus as a metabolic regulator during environmental stress in animals) at the The Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Germany


Research and own qualification within a collaborative project between the Genomics Unit of the Institute of Genome Biology at the Leibniz-FBN and the University of Hohenheim funded by the German Research Council (DFG Forschergruppe P-Fowl). Within an interdisciplinary project we will address the molecular pathways and endocrine determinants of the phosphorus metabolism in quails and laying hens. Therefore we will analyze the differential gene expression at the background of different genotypes and phenotypes using Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) techniques and bioinformatics tools. The project aims to improve the efficiency of phosphorus use in animal breeding in order to save this valuable resource and to reduce the environmental impact caused by phosphates.


– Master degree, diploma, or an analogous degree in biology, physiology, animal science or related fields

– High motivation and willingness to learn new techniques and approaches in metabolic physiology and molecular biology

– Ability to work in an international team

– Willingness to work with domestics as well as marine animals

– Ability to plan, organize and conduct independent research

– Fluency in English (oral and written) and strong communication skills


Deadline for application is 31 August 2019


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application (single pdf‐file preferred) including the reference number, experience and reasons for interest in the position, current curriculum vitae and academic record, addresses of two referees and copies of relevant documents either via post to:

Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

Verwaltung (St.nr. 2019-18)

Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2

18196 Dummerstorf, Germany

or via e-mail to: personal@fbn-dummerstorf.de

For more detailed information please contact Prof. Inna Sokolova (inna.sokolova@uni-rostock.de) or

PD Dr. Siriluck Wimmers (s.wimmers@fbn-dummerstorf.de).

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

2 thoughts on “Tailored opportunities: PhD in Animal sciences (Phosphorus as a metabolic regulator during environmental stress in animals) at the The Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Germany”

  1. I am agriculturalist by birth, by profession and by passion engaged as academician (“born to teach”) and researcher with very unique and the most superior professional and academic quality. My great enthusiasm and willingness to learn with appreciable discipline is worth mentioning as fundamental qualities of an employee. Besides the educational carrier, my office and field experience, I will have considerable importance as well. I am keenly interested to join your potential office & feel competent candidate to fulfill the requirements of your posts. Kofi Anan remarked that “knowledge is power, information is liberty! education is the premise of progress in every society and in every family!”
    I am keenly interested to join PhD program in your University, so how could you help me to fasten and achieve the program.

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