The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, investigates the attentional, cognitive, and affective mechanisms of aesthetic perception and evaluation.
The Institute invites applications for a
Student Assistant (studentische Hilfskraft) for 20 hours a week
to work under the supervision of Dr. Edward Vessel. We use behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, fNIRS) to investigate aesthetic responses to (primarily visual) aesthetic experiences, such as when a person finds an artwork to be beautiful. The position is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in conducting neuroscientific research projects in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment. Although the assistant may help with several projects, the primary work will be to assist with data collection and analysis of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), physiological, and behavioral data as participants view a dynamic light-based artwork.
The contract is initially limited to one semester (6 months), with the possibility of extension. The start date will be March 1, 2022. Remote working during COVID-19 is possible.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We are also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in our workforce. Therefore, applicants of all backgrounds are welcome.
Please send your application including your cover letter, CV, certificate of study, and references (if possible, submit materials in English) in a single PDF file, before February 1, 2022, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org using the code “SH03_2022” in the subject line.