Max Planck Institute for Human Development - Center for Adaptive Rationality
The Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC) is an interdisciplinary and international research group of psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, philosophers, biologists, and mathematicians.
Our goal is to study how people and other living beings search for information in the world and in their minds and make decisions when circumstances give them little time to ponder their options and when cognitive resources are limited. How can individuals and groups juggle the simultaneous demands of uncertainty, data scarcity, and deadlines—which are the rule rather than the exception in real-world decision-making?
Student Research Assistant
Technical supervision of behavioural, Virtual Reality, Eye-Tracking and EEG laboratory.
Installation, configuration and testing of hard- and software.
Supporting technical problems.
Technical consultation for experiments.
Good English and German communication skills (spoken and written).
Enrolment at a German university.
New technologies excite you.
See optimisation potentials and solve issues with own ideas.
Independent, reliant and conscientious work attitude.
Python programming experience.
General experience with Virtual Reality.
Windows administration experience.
What we offer:
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 December 31st, 2018. Please send your application electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line „Bewerbung ARCLAB2018“. Your application should include the following documents in a single PDF document: (a) a short
motivation letter, (b) CV, (c) school and further certificates.
Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung
Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC)
Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin