Max Planck Institute for Human Development - Intra-person Dynamics Across the Lifespan
The overarching objective of this project is to test theories and explore research designs that articulate human development across different timescales, levels of analysis, and functional domains. The project is based on the premise that a comprehensive understanding of behavioral development across the lifespan requires a person-oriented, multivariate, and longitudinal approach.
Student research assistants
The objective of this project is to test theories and explore research designs that articulate human development across different timescales, levels of analysis, and functional domains. The project is based on the premise that a comprehensive understanding of behavioral development across the lifespan requires a person-oriented, multivariate, and longitudinal approach. Students will work with Dr Charles Driver on the application and development of stochastic differential equation models to research questions on the development of wellbeing, memory, and intelligence. Research assistants are usually employed on a basis of 60h a month, though from 40 to 80 is also possible.
We are looking for reliable and responsible students with an interest and or background in the following areas: Computational modelling, statistics, psychology, neuroscience, programming. Requirements are:
Proficiency in written and spoken English.
Interest in applying and or developing computational tools to study human development.
Enrolled at a German university.
Strong background in (one or more of) statistics / physics / maths / computer science.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. 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.
What we offer:
We offer you the chance to participate in a large international and interdisciplinary research team with many friendly colleagues. You will be encouraged to provide intellectual input to research projects with the possibility of being an author on the scientific papers that communicate the findings. This is an excellent opportunity to carry out a thesis project for your masters or diploma degree and to find out whether you would want to pursue a doctoral degree. You can expect a strong reference letter upon good performance. Internships are also available. Pay is competitive (11.15€/hour for B.A. students, 12,97 €/hour for M.A. students) and you would be able to work remotely for some of the time and tasks.
How to apply:
Full applications containing a letter of motivation (including how many hours you wish to work), CV without photo, relevant school / university certificates and references should be sent as a single PDF to:
Charles Driver (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also contact him in case of further inquiries. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.