The Max-Planck-Institute for Neurobiology of Behaviour – caesar (MPINB) is a neuroethology institute located in Bonn that studies how the collective activity of the vast numbers of interconnected neurons in the brain gives rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. Our research spans a large range of scales from the nano-scale imaging of brain circuitry, to large-scale functional imaging of brain circuitry during behavior, to the quantification of natural animal behaviors.

The Research Group „Neurobiology of Flight control“ aims to identify and study individual neurons that control stee-ring maneuvers during flight, the circuits they are embedded in, and the computations they perform in Drosophila melanogaster. For this group we are looking for a

Student Assistant (m/f/div) - Flight Control
(flexible hours)

to join us as soon as possible for 2-4 hours a week. The position is initially limited to one year.

Your task is maintaining Drosophila lines as well as helping with other tasks in the lab.

    Your profile

    • You are studying biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biochemistry or related fields and are interested in genetics and neurobiology
    • Experience in Drosophila handling is an advantage, but not a requirement
    • Accuracy, motivation, flexibility, team spirit

    What we offer

    • Flexible working hours
    • Pleasant working atmosphere and a dedicated international team
    • The employment is paid on an hourly basis with 10,91 Euro (Bachelor's student) or 12,68 Euro (Master's student).

    The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.

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