Join us in studying brain circuits and behavior, while gaining experience in tinkering, programming, and experimenting. To be eligible for student assistant (HiWi) jobs, you must be an undergraduate student (currently enrolled in any national or international university). We offer flexible contracts between 40-80 hours per month.

We have several vacancies:

Hacker / MAKER / DIY Tinkerer

  • 3D printing, laser cutting, building simple electronic circuits (e.g. using Arduino)
  • Writing software to interface hardware and microscopes
  • Requirement: programming experience in MATLAB and/or Python, experience with DIY projects and a safe pair of hands
  • Preferred: experience with CAD / 3D mechanical design programs
  • 40 h/month (flexible)

Animal behavior experimenter

  • Set up and perform behavioral observations
  • Write software to control hardware and analyze behavioral observations
  • Requirement: programming experience or experience with behavioral experiments
  • 40-80 h/month (flexible)

Transgenesis / microinjection

  • Help create transgenic fish
  • Microinjection of DNA and RNA
  • Requirement: wet-lab experience (preferably in molecular biology), steady hands, availability in the morning hours (9:00-12:00).
  • 80 h/month

Application is open until the position is filled. Using the link below, please email your application (cover letter, CV, two or more letters of recommendation and/or contact details for references, certificates/transcripts) as one PDF and include "[hiwi-application]" in the email subject.

Please use this link to apply or inquire.