Profile of the Leipzig Research Center
for Early Child Development (LFE)


Here you can find all open positions at the Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development. We also accept unsolicited applications for Master’s Theses, Dissertations and internships. Please find recent topics for Master Theses here.

The following position at the Faculty of Education/ Institute for Educational Sciences/ Leipzig Research Centre for Early Childhood Development (LFE) is to be filled as soon as possible:

Foreign Language Secretary/ -in
(50% of FTE, limited until 31.05.2019)
Planned remuneration: Remuneration group 7 TV-L

– Management of the LFE secretariat, written and oral correspondence, mainly in English
– Management of incoming subsidies and preparation of where-used lists
– Planning, organisation, preparation and follow-up of LFE events
– Public relations work in German and English (e.g. production of information material, research and writing of articles/texts, processing and archiving of pictorial material and press texts as well as maintenance of press contacts, especially to specialist editors)
– Translation and editing of texts (English – German/ German – English)
– administrative support of the scientific staff in acquiring third-party funds and in the framework of cooperation within the faculty’s internal and external research network of the LFE

– relevant professional qualification or at least equivalent qualification
– excellent command of written and spoken German and English
– relevant professional experience, especially in the areas of secretariat, third-party fund administration and public relations work
– Safe handling of common MS Office programs (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
– independent, careful and prudent way of working
– very good team and communication skills
– very good organisational skills

Note: The time limit is in accordance with § 14 Para. 2 of the Part-Time and Time Limitations Act. Applications can only be considered if no fixed-term or permanent employment relationship with the Free State of Saxony exists or has existed.

Applications with the usual documents are requested stating the procedure code number 77/2018 to April 2, 2018 :

University of Leipzig
Faculty of Education
Dean Prof. Dr. Simone Reinhold
04109 Leipzig, Marschnerstr. 31

Severely handicapped persons are invited to apply and given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.

As part of a research project in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, we are looking for 16.04.2018 an intern (preferably part-time) with the prospect of subsequent employment as a student or research assistant. The research project deals with the investigation of structural and functional changes in the brain as a result of childhood abuse. The project is funded by the European Social Fund as part of a country innovation promotion.

Work tasks:

o Support in organizing and conducting an MRI study
o Performance of psychological diagnostics
o Unterstützung for further tasks in the project (e.g. data entry, recruitment)


o Student of psychology or a related subject (e.g. sociology, education or neuroscience)
o Knowledge and experience in psychological diagnostics
o Experience in dealing with clinically conspicuous/stressed individuals
o Neuroscientific background or interest
o Team and communication skills
o Flexibility and commitment

Please send your application in writing or by e-mail to 02.04.2018 at the latest:

Dipl.-Psych. Charlotte Schulz, Dr. phil. Lars White, Dr. med. Lorenz Deserno
University of Leipzig, Faculty of Medicine, Department für Gynaecology and Paediatrics
Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of Childhood and Adolescence
Liebigstrasse 20a, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Madlen Bartholmeß
Phone +49 (0) 341 97 31 870