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. 300 employees in three research departments and four research groups, as well as several service units.

The Research Group “Memory and Navigation Circuits” led by Dy. Hiroshi Ito investigates neural circuits that are necessary for animals to navigate to a desired location in their environment. We are looking for a

Technician (BTA, MTA, CTA or equivalent) (m/f/d)

to join our group at 100% employment with a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2023.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with our international researchers. The main tasks will be histology, including brain sectioning and immunohistochemistry, construction of multi-electrode microdrives, virus injection in the animal’s brain, as well as experimental support of our researchers.

Your profile:

  • Professional training as BTA, MTA, CTA (m/w/d) or equivalent
  • Prior experience in handling of rodents as well as knowledge in neuroscience desirable
  • Good communication skills in English required
  • Basic German conversational skills desirable
  • Energetic, motivated and independent personality
  • Willingness to participate in animal experiments

We offer:

  • A fixed-term contract until 31st March 2023
  • Position with payment according to German TVöD (Collective Wage Agreement for Government Service Workers -Federal Government) with all benefits of the public service
  • A highly interactive atmosphere and support within an international and collaborative researcher team
  • A corporate pension plan
  • A state-of-the-art technical infrastructure
  • Education and training
  • Family service (in house baby and kids room, on-campus child day care center)
  • In house Cafeteria and Bistro
  • Corporate Health Management (e.g. sport courses)
  • Free parking on the institute’s premises

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those fields where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

The compatibility of work and family is very important to us; we offer the possibility of childcare in the kindergarten Kairos close to our institute. Further information can be found on our homepage:

Please send your application (ideally as a single pdf file) by 20th June 2021, including a letter of motivation explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this job, as well as two letters of recommendation together with your full CV to our application platform.
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