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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

Work­ing field:

The research assist­ant will work with David Pietraszewski and Jan K. Woike on top­ics in and across
Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy, Philo­sophy, Psy­cho­logy and Eco­nom­ics (see also https://www.mpibberlin. and be involved in stud­ies fea­tur­ing online and
labor­at­ory exper­i­ments and com­puter sim­u­la­tions.


  • Enroll­ment in Psy­cho­logy, Eco­nom­ics or a related sub­ject at a Ger­man uni­versity
  • Eager­ness to learn how to design, pro­gram, and ana­lyze exper­i­ments
  • High flex­ib­il­ity and com­mit­ment
  • Good pro­fi­ciency in both Eng­lish and Ger­man
  • High interest in par­ti­cip­at­ing in research on judg­ment and decision-mak­ing and social cog­ni­tion.
  • Skills in data ana­lysis and man­age­ment (Excel)

Desired (not all are neces­sary to apply)
  • Skills in (or high motiv­a­tion to learn) pro­gram­ming exper­i­ments (Javas­cript, Qual­trics, etc.)
  • Skills in qual­it­at­ive data ana­lysis
  • Skills in (or high motiv­a­tion to learn) stat­ist­ics, data ana­lysis and man­age­ment, and stat­ist­ical soft­ware pack­ages (R, Mat­lab, etc.)
  • Exper­i­ence in con­duct­ing lit­er­at­ure search

What we of­fer:

The Cen­ter for Adapt­ive Ration­al­ity is invest­ig­at­ing vari­ous aspects of psy­cho­logy and 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, com­pu­ta­tional and/or neur­os­cience meth­ods to study the cog­nit­ive, affect­ive, social and/or devel­op­mental basis for decision mak­ing. The Max Planck Soci­ety is com­mit­ted to employ­ing more han­di­capped indi­vidu­als and espe­cially encour­ages them to apply. The Max Planck Soci­ety seeks to increase the num­ber of women in those areas where they are under­rep­res­en­ted and there­fore expli­citly encour­ages women to apply.

How to ap­ply:

Please dir­ect your applic­a­tion includ­ing (a) CV, (b) school and fur­ther cer­ti­fic­ates, ref­er­ences, as well as
(c) a short motiv­a­tion let­ter (per e-mail, please as a single .pdf doc­u­ment) by May 1st, 2017, to

Junyi Dai
Max-Planck-Insti­tut für Bildungs­forschung
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Ber­lin
Tel: +49-(0)30-82406624