The Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA) in Frankfurt, Germany, investigates the mechanisms underlying aesthetic perception and evaluation and many other aspects of perception and cognition.
The Institute currently has an opening for a
MEG Lab Manager and Researcher m/f/d
full time or part time
in the Department of Neuroscience.
We are seeking to hire a researcher with experience in MEG/EEG recordings to manage our MEG (Magnetoencephalography) operations. The position involves the organization and management of all MEG recordings, including the maintenance of stimulus presentation hardware and software, the recruitment, instruction, and supervision of research participants during studies, as well as the documentation of experimental procedures.
The successful candidate is expected to develop her/his own research agenda, mentored by Prof. David Poeppel, and will have access to funding for carrying out her/his own studies. The focus of the research agenda should broadly be in line with the flexible thematic range of the Department of Neuroscience of the MPIEA. This allows for accommodating the research interests of the candidate as well as for contributing to the Institute's scientific research infrastructure and output.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Psychology, or related
Profound experience with MEG or EEG recording and analysis
Reliability, meticulous approach, and ability to work independently
High level of social competence and excellent communication skills
Strong technical affinity
Excellent command of German and English, both written and spoken
Self-motivation to develop your own research agenda
Opportunity to manage and organize a cutting-edge MEG lab
Funding for your own research
Support by interns and student assistants
Highly interdisciplinary and international work environment
Frequent opportunities for exchanging expertise as well as good training and development possibilities
The position is initially for a limited period of three years, with an extension possible.
We provide a pleasant, friendly and fun workplace culture at our Institute, which is located in the attractive Westend neighborhood of Frankfurt.
Salaries are determined following the salary scale of the German TVÖD (Bund),* dependent on qualifications and experience; substantial social benefits come on top of the salary, in accordance with the German civil service legislation.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We are also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in our workforce. Therefore, applicants of all genders and backgrounds are welcome.
Please submit your application, including a CV, testimonials, names of referees, and a cover letter describing your background, experience, and motivation in a single PDF file, no later than May 31st, 2020 to:
*Collective Wage Agreement for the Federal Civil Service
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
60322 Frankfurt a. M.