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
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. Research assistants are usually employed on a basis of 40-60h a month. The position lasts for 12 months or longer. The anticipated start date is 1 April 2018, but is flexible to a limited degree.
Enrollment in a MSc program at a German university
High flexibility and commitment
German as native language
Good proficiency in English
Available for at least 1 year
Desired qualifications (not all are necessary to apply)
Experience with EEG/fMRI data preprocessing and data collection
Familiarity with Matlab-based experimental/neuroimaging packages (Psychtoolbox, SPM, FieldTrip, etc.), and/or other programming (e.g., Java, Python, C)
Experience with running experiments with human participants
Experience with eye-tracking software and data collection
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, in a project that focuses on developmental neuroscience. Research assistants will be involved in research using behavioral, computational and/or neuroscience methods to study the cognitive, social and/or developmental basis for decision making. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘RA 1802A’ in the email subject line. To ensure full consideration, please apply before 1 March 2018. After that date, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.