[visionlist] Open position: Research Operation Assistant with Scientific Experience in Tuebingen, Germany
maria.pavlovic at tuebingen.mpg.de
Wed Feb 8 04:22:01 -04 2023
The Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems of the
Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics
studies the processing of sensory information (visual, auditory, tactile,
olfactory) in the brain and the use of this information
for directing body movements and making cognitive decisions. The research is
highly interdisciplinary and uses theoretical
and experimental approaches in humans. Our methodologies include visual
psychophysics, eye tracking, fMRI, EEG,
TMS in humans. For more information, please visit the department website:
We are currently looking for a
Research Operation Assistant with Scientific Experience (m/f/d) 100%
to join us at the next possible opportunity.
You will provide hardware, software and managerial support for a diverse set
of brain and neuroscience research activities.
* Computer and IT support of Windows and Linux systems
* Programming and debugging of computer code, especially at the stage
of setting up new equipment or new experimental platforms
* Provide technical, administrative, and operational support in the
research data taking and analysis process.
(The position holder should have the ability to quickly learn the data
taking processes involved in the labs.)
* Responsibility and free decision for purchases of laboratory
equipment out to tender and evaluation of quotes with final decision making
* Hardware repairs and troubleshooting including consultation of
manufacturers, deliverers and scientific staff
* Equipment setting up, inventory and maintenance
* Supervising and training of new equipment users
* Setting up, updating and managing the database of knowledge and
data from research projects, personnel and
activities to ensure smooth transition from one to another team member
Our department is interdisciplinary, with research activities including
human visual psychophysics, eye tracking, fMRI,
EEG, TMS. We are looking for a person with a broad technical knowledge base,
who loves working in a scientific environment
and who is curious, open-minded, and able to adapt and learn new skills and
solve new problems quickly. The set of skills that
the individual should either already have or can quickly learn includes:
MATLAB/Psychotoolbox, Python/OpenCV, Julia/OpenGL,
Java, graphics and display technologies, EEG equipment and similar, eye
tracking, optics, electronics/controllers/sensors,
Arduino/Raspberry Pi, etc.
* University degree in the field of natural or computer science,
engineering, physics or related disciplines
* Evidence or track record of broad technical skills and/or
* Curiosity about our research topics
* Good teamwork skills
* A high level of resilience and professionalism
* Ability to anticipate problems and skills in project management and
* Strong command of English; fluency in German is highly desirable
We offer highly interesting, challenging and varied tasks; you will work
closely and collaboratively with scientists, students,
programmers, administrative staff, and central IT and mechanical/electronic
workshop support to help achieve the scientific
goals of the department. A dedicated team awaits you in an international
environment with regular opportunities for further
education and training. The salary is paid in accordance with the collective
agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund),
based on qualification and experience and will include social security
benefits and additional fringe benefits in accordance
with public service provisions. This position is initially limited to two
years, with the possibility of extensions and a permanent contract.
The Max Planck Society seeks to employ more handicapped people and strongly
encourages them to apply.
Furthermore, we actively support the compatibility of work and family life.
The Max Planck Society also seeks to increase
the number of women in leadership positions and strongly encourages
qualified women to apply.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity.
The position is available immediately and will be open until filled.
Preference will be given to applications received by April 3rd, 2023.
We look forward to receiving your application that includes a cover letter,
your curriculum vitae, relevant certificates,
and three names and contacts for reference letters electronically by e-mail
to <mailto:jobs.li at tuebingen.mpg.de> jobs.li at tuebingen.mpg.de,
where informal inquiries can also be addressed to. Please note that
incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further opportunities in our group, please visit
Assistant to Prof. Zhaoping Li
Office Hours: 07.00-13.00
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
phone +49 7071 601 609
fax +49 7071 601 619
<mailto:maria.pavlovic at tuebingen.mpg.de> maria.pavlovic at tuebingen.mpg.de
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