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Research student assistant (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI for Brain Research) in Frankfurt/Main is a vibrant research institution in the field of basic biological and medical research, with a focus on understanding the functions of the brain’s circuits. Our institute has approx. 300 employees in three research departments and four research groups, as well as several service units.

The Laurent Department investigates brain circuits in animal models, such as turtles, lizards and cephalopods, to identify evolutionarily conserved principles of brain function. We are looking for a Research student assistant (m/f/d) to join our group for six months or longer.

Your responsibilities:

You will support the ongoing cephalopod project, involving neural-network-based techniques to study the development of the chromatophores control system in Euprymna berryi. The main tasks will include

  • Coding
  • Image processing
  • Data analysis

Your profile:

  • Currently enrolled for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field Mathematics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics, Bio-Technology or Bio-Informatics
  • Experience with coding (especially Python)
  • Good communication skills and good knowledge of English
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week

What we offer:

  • High-tech lab facilities, state-of-the-art methods in neuroscience and an international environment where you will help solve challenging problems in current research.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cafeteria / bistro in the institute
  • Good connections to public transportation
  • Free parking on the institute’s premises

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society strives to employ more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are expressly encouraged.


We look forward to receive your complete and conclusive application documents with details of your earliest possible starting date in a PDF document by October 10th 2021 on our application platform.

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