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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. Research assist­ants are usu­ally employed on a basis of 41h a month. Pos­i­tion lasts for 6 months min­imum and can be pro­longed given mutual interest. Anti­cip­ated start date is Feb­ru­ary 1st 2018 or later by agree­ment.


  • Enrolled in Psy­cho­logy, Cog­nit­ive Sci­ence, or a related sub­ject 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 judg­ment and decision mak­ing

Desired Qual­i­fic­a­tions (not all need to apply)
  • Good skills in stat­ist­ics and stat­ist­ical soft­ware pack­ages (R, Mat­lab, Python etc.)
  • Skills in pro­gram­ming exper­i­ments (in OpenSes­ame, Psy­choPy, jsPsych, Mat­lab etc.)
  • Addi­tional pro­gram­ming skills (Python, Java, Javas­cript, C#/C++)

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 and com­pu­ta­tional meth­ods to study the dynam­ics of indi­vidual and col­lect­ive 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 send your applic­a­tion as one single PDF-doc­u­ment to The applic­a­tion should include (a) CV, (b) school and fur­ther cer­ti­fic­ates (e.g., cours­, etc.), ref­er­ences, and (c) a short motiv­a­tion let­ter. Applic­a­tions are con­sidered until the pos­i­tion is filled.