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Research Assistant/Data Analyst: Fries Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience

The Fries Lab at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Frankfurt is looking for an enthusiastic research assistant/data analyst, who is interested in analyzing complex brain data underlying psychological phenomena. The position is for two years initially, with the possibility of extension, and can start at any time in 2021 or 2022. This call will remain open until the position is filled.

The position:
The Fries Lab investigates how cognitive processes, like attention, are coded in the brain. One idea is that this happens via groups of neurons in different brain areas that synchronize their activity. You will help analyze brain data that assess this idea. You will be jointly supervised by Dr. Marieke Schölvinck and Prof. Pascal Fries, and your contribution to the analyses will be recognized in the form of authorship on publications.

The position is open for candidates with a range of qualifications, starting from a BSc degree and including candidates with a PhD. Your salary is commensurate with your qualifications. The main criterion is a solid background in Matlab programming and a convincing interest in analyzing brain data.

How to apply:
Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of university degrees, and the names and e-mail addresses of two references. Candidates without a PhD degree should additionally include lists of their university courses with obtained grades. Please send your application materials in electronic format to marieke.scholvinck (at)

Equal opportunities and diversity are important to us! All candidates are equally welcome and encouraged to apply. The ESI offers a family-friendly work environment with affordable child-care in the immediate vicinity, free parking on the premises, is easily accessible by public transport. Please consider our data protection regulations: We look forward to hearing from you!


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