Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Student Assistant Position

A position for a student assistant (studentische Hilfskraft) in the laboratory of Simon Rumpel, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany is available.

Image and data processing in neuroscience

Many current studies in neuroscience rely on the analysis of large datasets acquired in chronic recordings from the brain. Our group investigates the long-term dynamics of synapses and activity patterns in the auditory cortex of mice using in vivo two-photon microscopy. Towards this end, we develop custom pipelines for the processing of primary and secondary data.

Student assistants will team up with a scientist in the lab and tackle a specific aspect of a project involving data analysis. This work primarily involves programming of software routines and can be done from home. However, we encourage the student assistants to use the possibility to often visit the lab.

Applicants are students of computer science, physics or related subject and have experience in data handling and programming in Matlab or Python. Working time is flexible and will be compensated according to the salary scheme for a student assistant. Working in the team offers the chance to get immediate insight in current neuroscience projects on the dynamics of the brain.

For further information on the project, please contact Simon Rumpel (

To submit your application, please send a single PDF to Tom Kay (