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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 Cen­ter for Adapt­ive Ration­al­ity dir­ec­ted by Ralph Her­twig at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Devel­op­ment is seek­ing applic­ants for a pos­i­tion as Stu­dent Research Assist­ant to assist the ongo­ing research in all phases of the sci­entific pro­cess, par­tic­u­larly in the devel­op­ment of online exper­i­ments. This pos­i­tion will be employed on a basis of 80h a month and last for 6 months or longer. The anti­cip­ated start date is March/April 2018, but is flex­ible.


  • Enroll­ment in a Bach­elor’s or Mas­ter’s pro­gram at a Ger­man uni­versity
  • Exper­i­ence and affin­ity for web pro­gram­ming (JavaS­cript, HTML, PHP, CSS, etc...)
  • High flex­ib­il­ity and com­mit­ment

Desired qual­i­fic­a­tions (not all are neces­sary to apply)
  • Famili­ar­ity with pro­gram­ming games or other inter­act­ive online con­tent
  • Exper­i­ence with run­ning exper­i­ments with human par­ti­cipants

What we of­fer:

The 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 com­pu­ta­tional meth­ods to study the cog­nit­ive, social and/or devel­op­mental basis for decision mak­ing. This will include pro­gram­ming up on-line exper­i­ments for a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent set­tings. The Max Planck Soci­ety is com­mit­ted to employ­ing more indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies and espe­cially encour­ages qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als 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 sub­mit your applic­a­tion includ­ing (a) a short motiv­a­tion let­ter, (b) your CV, and (c) school and fur­ther cer­ti­fic­ates to the below email address. Please send all mater­i­als as a single .pdf doc­u­ment, with ‘RA 1802B’ in the email sub­ject line. To ensure full con­sid­er­a­tion, please apply before March 15th, 2018. After that date, applic­a­tions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the pos­i­tion is filled.