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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 (Pro­gram­mer)

Work­ing field:

The cen­ter for Adapt­ive Ration­al­ity dir­ec­ted by Ralph Her­twig at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Devel­op­ment is seek­ing applic­ants for 1 pos­i­tion as stu­dent research assist­ant (Pro­gram­mer) to assist the ongo­ing research in all phases that require tech­nical sup­port. Research assist­ants are usu­ally employed on a basis of 40-60h a month. Pos­i­tion lasts for 6 month or longer. Anti­cip­ated start date is Octo­ber 1st 2017.

Main Tasks
  • Sup­port the group con­cern­ing hard­ware and soft­ware
  • Pro­gram and modify beha­vi­oral exper­i­ments (off­line and online)
  • Sup­port sci­entific pro­gram­ming jobs


  • Basic Linux server skills
  • Exper­i­ence in web pro­gram­ming (Lara­vel, Yii, MySQL)
  • Good Ger­man and Eng­lish skills
  • Enrolled at a Ger­man Uni­versity
  • Reli­able and ready to provide a high level of com­mit­ment

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 beha­vi­oral, com­pu­ta­tional and/or neur­os­cience meth­ods to study the 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:

The dead­line for sub­mit­ting applic­a­tions is August 31st, 2017. Please send your applic­a­tion elec­tron­ic­ally to using the sub­ject line “Applic­a­tion PROGR1708”. Your applic­a­tion should include the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments in a single PDF doc­u­ment: (a) a short motiv­a­tion let­ter, (b) CV, (c) school and fur­ther cer­ti­fic­ates.