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Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Deve­lop­ment - Cen­ter for Adap­tive Ratio­na­lity

Der For­schungs­be­reich für Adap­tive Ratio­na­li­tät (ARC) ver­eint eine inter­dis­zi­pli­näre, inter­na­tio­nale For­scher­gruppe, die sich aus Wis­sen­schaft­le­rin­nen und Wis­sen­schaft­lern der Psy­cho­lo­gie, Neu­ro­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Öko­no­mie, Phi­lo­so­phie, Bio­lo­gie und Mathe­ma­tik zusam­men­setzt. Wir unter­su­chen, wie Men­schen und andere Lebe­we­sen – aus­ge­stat­tet mit begrenz­ten kogni­ti­ven Res­sour­cen – in der Welt und im Gedächt­nis nach Infor­ma­tio­nen suchen und wie sie Ent­schei­dun­gen tref­fen, wenn wenig Zeit für sorg­fäl­ti­ges Nach­den­ken bleibt.

Stu­dent Rese­arch Assi­stant

to assist the ongo­ing rese­arch in all pha­ses of the sci­en­ti­fic pro­cess.

Working field:

Stu­dent Rese­arch Assi­stant to assist the ongo­ing rese­arch in all pha­ses of the sci­en­ti­fic pro­cess.


  • Enrol­led in Psy­cho­logy, Cogni­tive Sci­ence, Com­pu­ter Sci­ence or a rela­ted sub­ject at a Ger­man uni­ver­sity
  • High in fle­xi­bi­lity and com­mit­ment
  • Good level of Eng­lish and Ger­man
  • Very high achie­ve­ment level
  • High inte­rest in par­ti­ci­pa­ting in rese­arch on human-machine inter­ac­tion and collec­tive intel­li­gence.

Desi­red Qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons (not all need to apply)
  • Fami­liar with run­ning online expe­ri­ments and crowd expe­ri­ment plat­forms (MTurk, Pro­li­fic, etc.)
  • Know­ledge of basic sta­tis­ti­cal packa­ges (R, Python, etc.)
  • Pro­ject ver­sio­ning and docu­men­ta­tion skills (git, Mark­down, knitr/Rmark­down, Jupy­ter, etc.)

What we offer:

The rese­arch cen­ter for Adap­tive Ratio­na­lity is inves­ti­ga­ting various aspects of judgment and decision making. We offer you the chance to par­ti­ci­pate in an inter­na­tio­nal and inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch team. Rese­arch assi­stants will be invol­ved in rese­arch using beha­vio­ral and com­pu­ta­tio­nal methods to study the dyna­mics of indi­vi­dual and collec­tive know­ledge explo­ra­tion.
The Max Planck Society seeks gen­der equa­lity and diver­sity and encou­ra­ges stu­dents from all back­grounds to apply. The Max Planck Society is com­mit­ted to employ­ing more han­di­cap­ped indi­vi­du­als and espe­ci­ally encou­ra­ges them to apply. Salary: 11,15 €/hour (Bache­lor Stu­dents).
12,97 €/hour (Mas­ter Stu­dents).

How to apply:

Please send your applic­a­tion without a photo as one single PDF-doc­u­ment to The applic­a­tion should include (a) CV, (b) school and fur­ther cer­ti­fic­ates (e.g., Cours­era), ref­er­ences, and (c) a short motiv­a­tion let­ter. Applic­a­tions are con­sidered until the pos­i­tion is filled.