Magnetoencephalography (MEG) - Optically pumped magnetometers (OPM)-Engineer (f/m/d)

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Magnetoencephalography (MEG) - Optically pumped magnetometers (OPM)-Engineer (f/m/d)

Stellenangebot vom 01.02.2021

The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig is an internationally recognized research institute of the Max Planck Society and is dedicated to the study of human cognitive abilities and brain processes.

For the establishment and implementation of our Optically pumped magnetometers (OPM) laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, we are looking for an employee with a Master’s degree in Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering) to start as soon as possible.

The MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences has several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and electroencephalography (EEG) laboratories that allow the investigation of the structural organisation and function of the human brain. The emerging OPM laboratory has 25 novel optically pumped magnetometers (OPMs) that can detect magnetic fields of the brain or spinal cord with high sensitivity. It is one of only a few laboratories in the world equipped with this advanced technology.

However, the 25 OPM sensors alone do not constitute an operational device for human studies. A number of technical solutions need to be developed to enable routine human measurements. The advertised position will reinforce our core team, consisting of two scientists and one Master’s student (Physics, Theoretical Electrical Engineering), who have been working on setting up the laboratory for the past year. Our OPM project is a joint initiative of the Brain Networks Methods Group (Dr. Burkhard Maess), the Department of Psychology (Prof. Christian Doeller), and the Max Planck Research Group Pain Perception (Dr. Falk Eippert).

The position is limited 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. The Max Planck Society wants to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply.

We look forward to receiving your complete online application (reference number "IN 02/21") . The application should include a cover letter, CV, current academic transcripts and two references.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Burkhard Maess (). Further information can be found at Brain Networks.

Further information can be found with regard to the research in the Department of Psychology and the research group Pain Perception.

Closing date for applications is 15.03.2021.