Laboratory Manager (m/f/d) LM 15/22 | Language Cycles

Einsatzort: Leipzig


  • Neurosciences
  • Cognitive Research
  • Linguistics

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Laboratory Manager (m/f/d) LM 15/22 | Language Cycles

Stellenangebot vom 14.06.2022

The independent research groups Cognition and Plasticity and Language Cycles at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (MPI CBS) are seeking a Laboratory Manager (m/f/d) (full-time, 50% in each of the two groups).

The research group Cognition and Plasticity uses multimethod approaches (TMS, tDCS, tACS, fMRI, EEG) to modulate and map plasticity in neural networks for cognition at the systems level. The laboratory manager will schedule and support experiments and help with database management. The research group Language Cycles 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. The laboratory manager will schedule and run cross-linguistic EEG experiments and help oversee a large cross-linguistic online project.

In both groups, the laboratory manager will oversee day-to-day lab operations, provide administrative assistance, and help with data organization and analysis. They will coordinate student assistants and collaborate closely with the members of the research groups.

Applicants should be trained as a medical or psychological–technical assistant. A university degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or (clinical) linguistics, in combination with substantial prior experience (> 2 years) in experimental work (e.g., neurostimulation or MRI/M/EEG data acquisition), will be considered equal to training as a medical or psychological-technical assistant. Candidates are required to have excellent communication skills. Fluency in German and English is essential. The ideal candidate will have experience in (scientific) project management and international study and/or work.

The starting date is 1st September 2022 or later. The position is to be filled for the duration of two years with the possibility of an extension (50% position) for two years. 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. Furthermore, Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and academic certificates or certificates of vocational training. Please submit your application via our online application system (subject heading “LM 15/22”).

Closing date for application: 15th July 2022

Leipzig is a vibrant city that has been called “Germany’s new cultural hot spot” by the Guardian and listed as one of the 52 places to go in 2020 by the New York Times. It has a long-standing history of classical music, academic education, and — more recently — modern arts. With its many parks, forests, canals and lakes, Leipzig is a perfect place for recreation, sports, and leisure time. It is located a one-hour train ride south of Berlin.

Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gesa Hartwigsen or Dr. Lars Meyer at .