Laboratory Manager

Einsatzort: Leipzig


Art der Stelle

Laboratory Manager

Stellenangebot vom 05.11.2018

The independent research group Language Cycles at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (MPI CBS), is seeking a Laboratory Manager.

Our newly established research group investigates how the electrophysiological profile of the human brain constrains our ability to understand language—and how this may have shaped human language as such, cross-linguistically. We will directly link behavioral psycholinguistics, experimental neurolinguistics (i.e., mainly M/EEG), corpus linguistics (i.e., cross-linguistic treebanks), and computational linguistics (i.e., information-theoretic modeling).

The laboratory manager will schedule and oversee a large-scale cross-linguistic EEG experiment. You will recruit professional speakers, linguistic annotators, and experimental participants from a broad range of language backgrounds. In addition, you will oversee the design, recording, and annotation of cross-linguistic experimental materials, participate in EEG data acquisition, and coordinate a number of student assistants during the preparation of experimental materials and processing of the acquired EEG data. You will collaborate closely with local authorities (e.g. international offices).

Applicants should ideally hold a university degree in business administration, although applicants with a degree in the humanities or social sciences are also encouraged to apply. Vocational qualifications (e.g. as a medical or psychological technical assistant) would be considered equivalent. Candidates are required to have excellent communication skills in at least three languages; fluency in both German and English is essential. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in (scientific) project management and extended international study and/or work experience.

The starting date is 1st April 2019 and is for the duration of 2 years (part-time is possible) with the possibility of an extension. Remuneration is based on the pay scale of the Max Planck Society.

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.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement, contact information of two referees, and academic certificates or certificates of vocational training. Please submit your application via our online system at (subject heading:  “LM 09/18”).

Closing date for application: 31st December 2018

Should you have any questions, please contact Lars Meyer at .