1 Student Research Assistant | MPRG NeuroCode

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Job Offer from April 27, 2021

The independent Max Planck Research Group "Neural and Computational Basis of Learning, Decision Making and Memory" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, led by Dr. Nicolas Schuck, seeks applicants for
1 Student Research Assistant, 60 hours per month / starting July 2021.

Application deadline: Mai 14th 2021, noon.

Job description

A successful candidate will work together with other group members on experimental projects related to mind wandering, as part of a DFG-funded joint project between University of Tokyo (Prof. Mingbo Cai) and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Dr. Schuck). The position will involve supporting all stages of the scientific process, in particular data organisation and -analysis and programming of experimental tasks, and collecting data using behavioural, eye-tracking and fMRI tools.


  • Matriculation in Psychology, Neuroscience, or relevant technical fields
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Organized working style, good communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Enjoy interacting with study participants of different age groups
  • Interest in neuroscientific research and long-term commitment
  • Flexible working hours

Desired qualifications

  • Programming experience (Python/R/Matlab)
  • Experience with advanced data analysis methods and statistics
  • Familiarity with organisational and formatting tools such as LaTex and git
  • Experience with behavioural, EEG and/or fMRI data acquisition

What we offer

A stimulating and friendly work environment with many opportunities to acquire new skills and learn more about current research in cognitive neuroscience.
Salary: 12,00 €/hour (Bachelor Students), 13,95 €/hour (Master Students).

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and strive for gender and diversity equality.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

The application should include a motivation letter (max 1 page), CV and relevant university certificates. Please indicate how you became aware of the advertisement and send your application, without a photo, as one single PDF-document to Dr. Nicolas Schuck at neurocode@mpib-berlin.mpg.de

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