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 CV, transcripts, previous publications or thesis (if any), and a cover letter explaining your motivation and why you think you are a great fit for the group to email@example.com. If possible, please arrange for 1-2 letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address. (If this is not possible for you, then please explain why.) Further inquiries on the scope of the project can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.