The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen (head: Dr. Falk Lieder) offers a position for a paid internship in a project on executive functions training (project leader: Dr. Maria Wirzberger).
The goal of the project is to develop and test a computer-based training application that helps people to stay focused and avoid distractions in real-world study and work environments. This involves conducting field experiments and lab studies with the existing software prototype with different target groups and use cases (e.g., university and high school students, knowledge workers, participants with attention disorders).
What we are looking for
Applicants should have a strong background in psychology, cognitive science, education, social sciences, communication sciences, or similar fields, and solid prior experience with running and designing behavioral experiments with human participants and statistical data analysis. Experience with human-computer interaction or field experiments would be a plus but is not required.
How to apply
Please send your application (name of position, CV, motivation letter, transcripts, publications if applicable) as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only complete applications will be considered. Further inquiries on the scope of the project can be sent to email@example.com.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity and seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Therefore we explicitly encourage women to apply.