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Studentische Hilfskräfte (m/w) / Student Assistants (m/f)

Stiftung caesar


Caesar is a Neuroscience research institute associated with the Max Planck Society and is located in Bonn. Caesar’s research is interdisciplinary with scientists from various research areas working together on the topics of cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of behavior. This ranges from studying the behavior of single-cell organisms to studying one of the key questions of neuroscience: how does neuronal activity give rise to complex and goal-directed behavior?

To assist with data analysis tasks, the Department of Computational Neuroethology is looking for Student Assistants (m/f) for up to 20 hours per week on an image processing project. We are looking for students that are detail oriented and wish to learn about the complex circuitry of the brain.

Project description:
The goal of the project is annotate the morphologies of neurons in large three-dimensional electron microscopy datasets. The annotations are used to analyze the connectivity amongst neurons in a neural circuit and serve as ground truth for advanced machine learning analyses of our data.

You will analyze electron microscopy data by tracing the paths of neurons throughout a data volume. No prior experience is required, but attention to detail and the ability to work in a team are critical skills for this task. You will be responsible for communicating your results in English to scientists within the department.

We offer you:

* Flexible working hours (weekly working time max. 20 hrs/week, full-time employment possible during the semester break)
* Pleasant working atmosphere
* The employment is paid on an hourly basis with 9,90 EUR (Bachelor's student) or 11,52 EUR  (Master's student).

A longer-term commitment is desired.

Caesar is committed to diversity and inclusion and is aiming to increase the percentage of women in areas where they are under-represented. We therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Please submit your application in English only through our job portal:
Closing date for applications: 12 January 2018
If you have any further questions, please contact:
Dr. Kevin Briggman, Tel.: +49(0)228 / 9656-101


  • Bonn Plittersdorf (53175)

Über das Unternehmen

Das Forschungszentrum caesar, center of advanced european studies and research (www.caesar.de), ist ein in Bonn ansässiges Forschungsinstitut für Neuroethologie, das mit der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft assoziiert ist.

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