The Max Planck Institute for Human Development provides many opportunities for predocs. Among others, the two International Max Planck Research Schools at the Institute as well as the Max Planck School of Cognition provide an excellent training context.
The IMPRS COMP2PSYCH is part of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research and combines and integrates training in computer science, applied mathematics and statistics, psychology, and psychiatry with the goal to enable fellows to adapt and develop computational and statistical tools according to their data-analytic and scientific needs in the fields of psychiatry and lifespan psychology.
The goal is to enable doctoral students to adapt and further develop computer-assisted and statistical methods according to scientific needs in the field of psychiatry and developmental psychology.
Human development across the lifespan is the research topic of LIFE. The general approach is aimed at advancing the behavioral and social science of human development. LIFE takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding human development in a changing world, connecting evolutionary, ontogenetic, historical, and institutional perspectives.
The goal of LIFE is advanced research training in the study of human behavior and institutional systems over evolutionary and ontogenetic time.
The Max Planck School of Cognition is a graduate program that offers young scientists the opportunity to obtain broadly based insights into the methods and research approaches used in the rapidly developing field of cognitive science. Its goal is to understand and investigate human cognition from a range of scientific perspectives. Disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, physics, computer science, philosophy, and biology contribute to this endeavor.