Programmer with university degree

Job Offer from October 24, 2018

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics Tübingen, Tübingen

Neurosciences Cognitive Research

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Job offer from November 03, 2018

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is studying signal and information processing in the brain. The scientists aim to determine which signals and processes are responsible for creating a coherent percept of our environment and for eliciting the appropriate behavior. Scientists of three departments and several research groups are working towards answering fundamental questions about processing in the brain, using different approaches and methods.

Li Zhaoping is the head of the department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems within the MPI for Biological Cybernetics and a professor in the University of Tuebingen. Her research aims to discover and understand how the brain receives and processes the sensory input, e.g., visual inputs, and use the information to direct movements of the limbs and other body parts and make cognitive decisions. She and her team use both theoretical and experimental approaches, including human psychophysics and animal behavior, imaging, and electrophysiology.

For the development of software/hardware for carrying out scientific experiments (we use equipment for visual and other sensory displays, for eye tracking, EEG measurements, 3D display etc) we are looking for the next possible point in time a Programmer with university degree (computer science, mathematics or physics).

Your tasks include:

1. Processing research projects

Working in cooperation with the scientific staff in various research areas, in particular in visual psychophysics or human behavior experiments.

2. Programming

Development of new applications for scientific measurement and evaluation methods in the field of human behavioral experiments and elaboration of fundamental approaches for sensory (e.g., visual) display, human behavioral data acquisition and data processing.

Programming of scripts and programs (e.g., C,C++, C#, matlab) for real-time graphics applications (e.g., real-time 3D computer graphics, Unity game engine) for carrying out experiments.

Connection of new graphics hardware and the software tools used by the department.

Conception and selection of commercial programs and equipment for use for our research.

Your profile
We expect a university degree as well as a very good command of English and a high degree of responsibility, commitment, flexibility, resilience and the ability to work in a team on several projects.
Good knowledge of C++/C# and experience with the development of real-time graphics and network applications are required. Knowledge in virtual reality applications and interest in scientific work are desired

We offer
We offer a versatile job in an international team. Remuneration is based on qualifications and professional experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector (TVöD-Bund). The social benefits correspond to the public service regulations.

The Max Planck Society wants to increase the proportion of women in those areas in which they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly invited to apply. The Max Planck Society is endeavouring to employ more severely disabled people. Applications from severely handicapped people are therefore expressly welcome.

Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application in PDF format (in one file) by 15 November 2018 to the following address:

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