Student Research Assistant | Center for Adaptive Rationality

Job Offer from January 06, 2023

The Center for Adaptive Rationality directed by Ralph Hertwig at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin) is seeking applicants for multiple position as Student Research Assistant to assist the ongoing research in all phases of the scientific process. Research assistants are usually employed on a basis of 41-80h a month. The position lasts for 6 months minimum and will be prolonged given mutual interest. The anticipated start date is March 1st 2023 or later. The remuneration without a Bachelor's degree is 12,00€/h in the Master's degree 13,95€/h.


  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program at a German university (computer science, cognitive science, psychology or related field).
  • High in flexibility and commitment.
  • Good level of English. German is a plus.
  • Very high achievement level.
  • Interest in participating in research on human memory and aging.
  • Strong skills in web development (e.g., JavaScript, PhP).

What we offer

The Center for Adaptive Rationality is investigating various aspects of judgment and decision-making. We offer you the chance to participate in an international and interdisciplinary research team. Research assistants will be involved in implementing a large-scale study investigating the lifespan trajectory of human memory and conceptual knowledge.

How to apply

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is further committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please send your application electronically to Dirk Wulff () using the subject line “Application Student RA ARC”. Your application should include the following documents in a single PDF document: (a) a short motivation letter, (b) CV without a photo, and (c) relevant school/university certificates and references. Applications are considered until the position is filled.

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