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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 (m/f/x)


Working field:

The Cen­ter for Adapt­ive Ration­al­ity dir­ec­ted by Ralph Her­twig at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Devel­op­ment (Ber­lin) is seek­ing applic­ants for mul­tiple pos­i­tion as Stu­dent Research Assist­ant to assist the ongo­ing research in all phases of the sci­entific pro­cess. Research assist­ants are usu­ally employed on a basis of 41-80h a month. The pos­i­tion lasts for 6 months min­imum and will be pro­longed given mutual interest. The anti­cip­ated start date is May 1st 2023 or later. The remu­ner­a­tion without a Bach­elor's degree is 12,00€/h- in the Mas­ter's degree 13,95€/h.


  • Enrolled in a Bach­elor’s or Mas­ter’s pro­gram 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 memory and decision
  • Excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion skills.

Desired qual­i­fic­a­tions (not all are neces­sary to apply)
  • Exper­i­ence in exper­i­mental research in psy­cho­logy.
  • Exper­i­ence in pro­gram­ming for data ana­lysis with R or Python.
  • Exper­i­ence in web-devel­op­ment (Javas­cript, PhP, etc.).

What we offer:

The Cen­ter for Adapt­ive Ration­al­ity invest­ig­ates vari­ous aspects of judg­ment and
decision-mak­ing. We offer you the chance to par­ti­cip­ate in an inter­na­tional and
inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research team. The research assist­ants will be in involved in
research using beha­vi­oral and com­pu­ta­tional meth­ods to study human memory,
inform­a­tion search, and decision mak­ing.

How to apply:

The Max Planck Society stri­ves for gen­der and diver­sity equa­lity. We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from all back­grounds. The Max Planck Society is fur­ther com­mit­ted to increa­sing the num­ber of indi­vi­du­als with disa­bi­li­ties in its work­force and the­re­fore encou­ra­ges app­li­ca­ti­ons from such qua­li­fied indi­vi­du­als.

Please send your app­li­ca­tion elec­tro­ni­cally to Dirk Wulff (wulff@mpib- ber­ using the sub­ject line “App­li­ca­tion Stu­dent RA ARC”. Your app­li­ca­tion should include the fol­lo­wing docu­ments in a sin­gle PDF docu­ment: (a) a short moti­va­tion let­ter, (b) CV wit­hout a photo, and (c) rele­vant school/uni­ver­sity cer­ti­fi­ca­tes and refe­ren­ces. App­li­ca­ti­ons are con­si­de­red until the posi­tion is fil­led.

Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Deve­lop­ment Lent­ze­al­lee 94, 14195 Ber­lin