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 Department of Synaptic Plasticity (lab of Erin Schuman) is looking for a Technician (BTA, MTA or equivalent) (m/f/d) initially limited to two years, with the possibility of extension.
The Schuman lab’s research interest is the study of molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie information processing and storage and animal behavior. Our international team studies the properties of mRNAs and proteins (e.g. the transcriptomes and proteomes) distributed throughout the neuron, with a focus on how local cell biological processes, like protein synthesis, can function to allow synapses to respond rapidly to bring about changes in synaptic function. As technician you will support our team experimentally, will acquire and apply state of the art molecular and cellular biology methods, help to maintain supplies and daily routines and participate in regular group meetings. You will be part of a stimulating and collegial international team including 30 students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians.
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, 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. For more information, please visit our website.
Please send your full application, including a letter of motivation explaining how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this job, ntogether with a full CV, a reference letter (if available) and related certificates electronically as a single pdf file by June 12th, 2022 on our application platform.