The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement (head: Dr. Falk Lieder) at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for student research assistants (m/f/d) to support ongoing research projects related to cognitive growth, goal setting, attention control, cognitive tutors, and cognitive prostheses.
The positions focus on conducting online experiments, including behavioral experiments, field experiments, and usability interviews, and include a broad spectrum of tasks, such as the recruitment of human participants, designing, preparing, and running online experiments, data management, and statistical data analysis, and scientific writing. On this account, they offer excellent learning opportunities across several stages of developing, testing, and disseminating apps for helping people live their values and improve themselves.
What we are looking for
Applicants should have a 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 is a plus but is not required.
Enrollment at a German university is mandatory for a student research assistant contract with the Max Planck Society. The monthly employment is negotiable and can be up to max. 83 hours/month. We usually start with an initial contract duration of six month with the possibility of an extension.
How to apply
Please send your application (name of position, CV, motivation letter, transcripts, publications if applicable) as a single PDF to email@example.com. Only complete applications will be considered.
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.