PhD student Job at Universität Bern – in Bern, BE

Job Description

Wir suchen:
PhD project to study the behaviour of mice and to assess the minimal requirements regarding space and environmental enrichment for the housing of lab and pet mice. The project is funded by the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO).


The successful candidate will be working in a small team together with faculty, postdocs and Master students. The project will include measurements of space use and preference for enrichments, as well as behavioural and physiological indicators of animal welfare under a variety of housing conditions, ranging from extensive enclosures for pet mice to standard laboratory cages.


Candidates need a University degree in biology, animal sciences, or biomedical sciences. A background in animal behaviour (basic or applied ethology, behavioural ecology, behavioural neuroscience, or behavioural genetics), experience with laboratory rodents, and training in experimental design and statistics will be a plus.

Wir bieten

We offer an attractive academic environment for early career researchers with opportunities to develop their own academic career. The position is funded for 3 years based on the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) salary scheme.

Full-time PhD position; the position will be available immediately or at the candidate’s earliest convenience. Candidates should indicate their preferred and earliest possible start date in the application letter.


Deadline for application is 2021, May 7th.

Candidates should send their application letter together with a motivation statement, CV, copies of relevant study certificates, and contact details of one or two reference persons (reference letters are not required at this stage) merged into one single pdf-file to [email protected]

Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen senden Sie bitte elektronisch bis am 07. Mai 2021.


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Company: Universität Bern –

Company Location:  Bern, BE

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