1 student research assistant (m/f/d)

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) is a member of the Leibniz Association. The institute’s mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health, with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and of developing new strategies for treatment and prevention. 

The Department of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition (DNN), part of a joint appointment with the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, invites applications for

1 student research assistant (m/f/d)

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. This is a fixed-term contract, initially running until 30.09.2023.

The department DNN aims to understand the complex mechanisms behind human decision-making and how decisions can be influenced. The highly interdisciplinary research focuses on the psychological, neuroscientific and metabolic aspects of human decision-making. Specifically, we focus on body-brain interaction and on the social psychologic aspect. The results of our research are both innovative and relevant to daily life. 


  • Assist with designing and implementation of psychological and neuroscientific studies 
  • Assist in conducting psychological & neuroscientific studies (e.g., recruiting and testing subjects, acquisition of data)
  • Assist with the evaluation and analysis of various types of data
  • General organization and assistance within the research projects and supporting the team

Your profile:

  • You are a current student of psychology, cognitive sciences, biology, bioinformatics, medicine or similar discipline 
  • You are interested in finding out more about this exciting field of research 
  • You are reliable, flexible, have good organisational skills and enjoy working as part of a team 
  • You are familiar with common, statistical methods to analyze experimental data 
  • You have no 2nd paid employment

We offer:

  • Working as part of an international team
  • Highly interdisciplinary and exciting research work in a dynamic and highly topical research field
  • Hands-on experience in conducting scientific studies and in basic processes of conducting research
  • Active participation in studies and getting to know relevant scientific methods
  • Working in an English-speaking environment (German language skills are essential though)
  • Extension of your contract in case of mutual agreement
  • Perspective to write your bachelor or master thesis

Depending on the weekly working time (preferably 10 hours per week), the employment is either a marginal contract (€ 520 per month) or a „sliding scale“-contract. We offer an hourly rate of €12,00 for undergraduate students studying for a Bachelor degree and  €12,37 for Masters students.


Please send your detailed application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates and confirmation of current enrolment in a course of study) until 19.02.2023 via E-Mail to jobs@dife.de.