Angebot 214 von 442 vom 03.03.2023, 15:23


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 41-80h a month. Pos­i­tion lasts for 6 months min­imum and can be pro­longed given mutual interest. Anti­cip­ated start date is June 1st 2023 or later by agree­ment.


  • Enrolled in Psy­cho­logy, Cog­nit­ive Sci­ence, Com­puter Sci­ence, Bio­logy or a related sub­ject at a Ger­man uni­versity
  • High in flex­ib­il­ity and com­mit­ment
  • Good level of Eng­lish
  • High achieve­ment level
  • Interest in par­ti­cip­at­ing in research on social decision mak­ing

Desired Qual­i­fic­a­tions (not all need to apply)
  • Skills with video ana­lysis
  • Skills with data wrangling
  • Skills in stat­ist­ics and stat­ist­ical soft­ware (R, Python etc.)

What we offer:

The research 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. The pos­i­tion is to assist our research on the socio eco­lo­gical drivers of human for­aging in the wild using ice­fish­ers (see for more info: A core com­pon­ent of the activ­it­ies is to ana­lyze video data using event log­ging soft­ware (

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. Salary: 12,00 €/hour (Bach­elor Stu­dents). 13,95 €/hour (Mas­ter Stu­dents).

Please send your applic­a­tion without a photo, as one single PDF doc­u­ment to kurvers@mpib
ber­ The applic­a­tion should include (a) CV, (b) school and fur­ther cer­ti­fic­ates (e.g., Cours­era), ref­er­ences, and (c) a short motiv­a­tion let­ter. Applic­a­tions are con­sidered until the pos­i­tion is filled.