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Laboratory Technician / Research Assistant (f/m) for the Development of Software/Hardware for carrying out scientific experiments
Published(35 days ago)
Deadline for applications(7 days ago)
Max Planck Institute for Biological CyberneticsTübingen
The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is studying signal and information processing in the
brain. The scientists aim to determine which signals and processes are responsible for creating a coherent
percept of our environment and for eliciting the appropriate behavior. Scientists of three departments and
several research groups are working towards answering fundamental questions about processing in the
brain, using different approaches and methods.
The Department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems
Li Zhaoping is the head of the department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems within the MPI for Biological
Cybernetics and a professor at the University of Tubingen. Her research aims to discover and understand
how the brain receives and processes the sensory input, e.g., visual inputs, and use the information
to direct movements of the limbs and other body parts and make cognitive decisions. She and her team
use both theoretical and experimental approaches, including human psychophysics and animal behavior,
imaging, and electrophysiology.
For the development of software/hardware for carrying out scientific experiments (we use equipment for
visual and other sensory displays, for eye tracking, EEG measurements, 3D display etc.) we are looking
for the next possible point in time a
Laboratory Technician/Research Assistant with university degree
(Computer Science, Engineering, or Physics)
Your tasks include:1. Processing research projects
Working in cooperation with the scientific staff in various research areas, in particular in visual psychophysics
or human behavior experiments.
2. Programming and software/hardware support
Development of new applications for scientific measurement and evaluation methods in the field of human
behavioral experiments and elaboration of fundamental approaches for sensory (e.g., visual) display,
human behavioral data acquisition and data processing.
Programming of scripts and programs (e.g., C,C++, C#, matlab) for real-time graphics applications (e.g.,
real-time 3D computer graphics, Unity game engine) for carrying out experiments.
Connection of new graphics hardware and the software tools used by the department.
Conception and selection of commercial programs and equipment for use for our research.
We expect a university degree as well as a very good command of English and a high degree of responsibility,
commitment, flexibility, resilience and the ability to work in a team on several projects.
Good knowledge of C++/C# and experience with the development of real-time graphics and network applications
are required. Knowledge in virtual reality applications and interest in scientific work are desired.
We offer a versatile job in an international team. Remuneration is based on qualifications and professional
experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector (TVöD-Bund). The social
benefits correspond to the public service regulations.
The Max Planck Society wants to increase the proportion of women in those areas in which they are underrepresented.
Women are therefore expressly invited to apply. The Max Planck Society is
endeavouring to employ
more severely disabled people. Applications from severely handicapped
people are therefore expressly welcome.
Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application in
PDF format (in one file) by 10 January 2019 to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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