Student Assistants | Center for Lifespan Psychology

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Job Offer from September 29, 2020

The research groups LIME (Lifespan Age Differences in Memory Representations) and RHYME (Lifespan Rhythms of Memory and Cognition) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in the Department of Lifespan Psychology are searching for Student Assistants (40–80 hrs./month)
The aim of the LIME and RHYME research projects is to understand the mechanisms that underly age differences in episodic and working memory from childhood to older adulthood. In our projects, experimental and training studies are combined with neuroimaging methods including EEG, structural and functional MRI.

We offer:

  • Work in a young and international team
  • Flexible working hours; gross 11,85  or 13,77 /hr. depending on qualifications
  • Insight into all stages of the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of developmental psychology studies
  • Training in the implementation and evaluation of EEG and (f)MRI studies and data

We are searching for:

  • Highly motivated, reliable, and responsible students (all semesters) of psychology or a related subject with good English and very good German skills
  • Enjoyment in dealing with study participants (adults of all ages and children)
  • Interest in developmental neurocognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience
  • Good methodological knowledge (SPSS, R, MATLAB, Python) or the willingness to develop these skills
  • Knowledge of version control systems (Git) is beneficial but not necessary
  • Prospective interest in working on the project for at least 1 year

The earliest start date is January 15, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, work will be conducted from home until further notice.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from any background. The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled people are expressly encouraged.

Your application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (without photo), bachelor’s degree (or similar intermediate examination certificate), high school diploma, and job references (if available). Please send your application in one PDF by October 31, 2020 at the latest to: . If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Elisa Buchberger or Ms. Claire Pauley.

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