Research student assistant (m/f/d) | Department Synaptic Plasticity

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main

Type of Job

Young Researchers


Job offer from May 05, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI for Brain Research) in Frankfurt/Main is a vibrant research institution in the field of basic biological and medical research, with a focus on understanding the functions of the brain’s circuits. Our institute has approx. 250 employees in three research departments and four research groups, as well as several service units.

The Schuman Department investigates the inner workings of individual nerve cells (neurons) with various molecular tools, including advanced imaging techniques such as cryo electron tomography. We are looking for a research student assistant (m/f/d) to join our group for four months or longer.

Your responsibilities

You will support an ongoing project focused on the molecular ultrastructure of neurons involving neural-network-based techniques to automatically annotate the various organelles within cellular volumes. This will include:

  • Setting up an automated segmentation workflow based on available protocols
  • Iteratively improve, curate and clean the results
  • Visualize the 3D segmented cellular volumes

Your profile

  • Currently enrolled for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the fields of Mathematics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics, Bio-Technology or Bio-Informatics
  • Good communication skills and good knowledge of English
  • Some experience using the command line interface
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week

We offer you

  • High-tech lab facilities, state-of-the-art methods in neuroscience and an international environment where you will help solve challenging problems in current research
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cafeteria / bistro in the institute
  • Good connections to public transportation
  • Free parking on the institute’s premises

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society strives to employ more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are expressly encouraged.

Your application

We look forward to receive your complete and conclusive application with details of your earliest possible starting date in a PDF document by May 31st 2023 on our application platform.

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