The Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar) in Bonn, Germany, is a neuroethology institute focusing on the neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior. Caesar is closely associated with the Max Planck Society and shares its scientific principles.


We are currently looking for a


Veterinarian (m/f)

(part time at 25 hours/week)


to join us at the next possible opportunity.


The position will initially be for 2 years with the possibility for extension. 


Job description 

  • You’ll be heading our central animal house with currently 4 animal caretakers, 1 trainee and 1 support position, which is expected to be restructured and significantly expanded over the next few years. You are responsible for the planning of the organizational structure and personnel as well as budget of this core facility.
  • You’ll be consulting for our researchers to aide with experimental planning, application for ethics permits, preparing and conducting of experiments, as well as and organize/provide care for the animals, using a variety of species (currently rats, mice, fish and frogs; the range of species might get expanded). Furthermore you oversee the implementation of and compliance with the 3R-principles, the compliance with general rules and regulations as well as the current animal welfare laws
  • You’ll provide in house practical and theoretical training in animal experimentational techniques for animal caretakers as well as students and researchers.
  • We expect you to organize and participate in training courses for animal caretakers, technical assistants, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Additionally you’ll be heading the institute’s animal welfare committee and communicate with the respective authorities.

Job specification

  • successfully completed veterinary studies
  • Ph.D. /Dr. med. vet. or equivalent with an animal experimentational topic
  • sound experience with animal experiments, preferably covering a range of species
  • specialization/qualification as veterinary specialist for laboratory animal science
  • excellent spoken and written German and English
  • high level of proficiency with MS-Office programs, experience with specific animal colony management software e.g. “Mausoleum” or “PyRAT” is a plus

We offer:

  • An international and collaborative environment in a stimulating scientific institute
  • A salary commensurate with the work 
  • Outstanding employee benefits, a family-friendly culture at the Institute, flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for further training

Caesar is committed to diversity and inclusion and is aiming to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are under-represented. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.


Please submit your application online only by December 21st 2018 via


If you have any further questions, please contact:

Christoph Geisen, Tel.: +49(0)228 / 9656-200 / or

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For further information please contact:

Dr. Christoph Geisen
Dr. Christoph Geisen
Scientific Coordinator