Head of Mouse Facilities (m/f) (Job ID 1812)

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For our Animal Facility Mouse we are looking - at the earliest possibility - for Head of Mouse Facilities (m/f).

The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) is a research institute situated in Jena, a lively and international University City right in the middle of Thuringia. Our research aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging. Thereby we would like to contribute to healthy aging in humans. Various animal models (e.g. mice and fish) help us to generate relevant knowledge on the causes and the mechanisms of age-associated diseases and to investigate new therapeutic approaches. Scientists from 30 different nations conduct research at FLI.

For our Animal Facility Mouse we are looking - at the earliest possibility - for

Head of Mouse Facilities (m/f)


Tasks and Challenges:

  • Administrative management of the mouse facility including leadership and supervision of staff as well as deployment planning
  • Assurance of veterinary care as well as species-appropriate keeping, breeding and handling
  • Compliance with legal requirements regarding animal welfare, occupational and biological safety as well as genetic engineering
  • Breeding management as well as planning and quality control of animal experiments
  • Consultancy of scientists regarding laboratory animal science and practical help and support with experimental settings
  • Support in building a Core Facility "Transgenics"
  • Cooperation with Animal Welfare Officers, scientists and authorities
  • Responsibility for animal experimentation-database
  • Planning of budget



  • University degree in - veterinary medicine, preferably with doctoral degree and additional qualification as veterinary specialist in the field of laboratory animal science
    alternative: - biological sciences, preferably with doctoral degree and and several years of practical experience in transgenic methods
  • Practical experience in animal experimentation (FELASA C Qualification required) and documentation according German TierSchG
  • Experience with hygiene monitoring, infection control, genetic engineering and FELASA guidelines
  • Broad experience with breeding of wildtype and genetically modified animals
  • Experience in management, leadership, budgeting, staff development planning and quality management
  • Very good written and oral English & German skills, high communicative capability
  • Great sense of responsibility


We offer:

  • Working contract according to Collective Agreement for Federal States (TV-L), possibility for tenure
  • Compensation according to TV-L depending on qualification and experience, attractive occupational pension scheme
  • Very well educated and highly motivated team of veterinarians, team leaders, trainers and animal caretakers
  • Flexible working time, a family friendly working environment and the offer of several training and upskilling

The FLI aims to increase the contribution of women to this area. Hence women are explicitly asked to apply



Candidates are encouraged to send their application (Job-ID 1812) latest by January 31st, 2019

via email: jobs@leibniz-fli.de (as single-pdf-document)

or via mail:
Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
HR Department
Beutenbergstraße 11, D-07745 Jena