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Job offers

Alumni have already voted the Max Planck Society the best employer in the natural sciences three years in a row.
Job offers of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development are listed below:

Studentische Hilfskraft | Harding-Zentrum für Risikokompetenz

Das Harding-Zentrum für Risikokompetenz (Leitung Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer) am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung in Berlin sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) (10 Wochenstunden). Die Dauer der Beschäftigung ist bis zum Jahresende 2019 befristet. Die Tätigkeiten sind im psychologischen Forschungslabor des Harding-Zentrums angesiedelt.

Predoctoral Research Position | Center for Lifespan Psychology

The Center for Lifespan Psychology is seeking applications for a Predoctoral Research Position (E 13/2 TVöD; 39 hours/week). The doctoral fellowship will last for three years. The position is available from August 1st, 2019, or later.

Sachbearbeiter*in im Bereich Einkauf | Verwaltung

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung – ein internationales, interdisziplinäres Forschungsinstitut, das der Untersuchung von Prozessen menschlicher Entwicklung und Bildung gewidmet ist – sucht für die Verwaltung zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Sachbearbeiter*in im Bereich Einkauf (unbefristet in Vollzeit).

Studentische Hilfskräfte | Forschungsbereich Geschichte der Gefühle

Im Forschungsbereich „Geschichte der Gefühle“ unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ute Frevert suchen wir ab 15. Juni 2019 oder später mehrere Studentische Hilfskräfte (20–40 Std./Monat). Die Arbeit umfasst vorrangig Arbeit mit Quellen (Systematisierung, Transkription oder Auswertung), Rechercheaufgaben und Literaturbeschaffung.

Student Research Assistants | MPRG iSearch

The Research Group iSearch – Information Search, Ecological and Active Learning Research with Children - at Berlin’s Max Planck Institute for Human Development, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Azzurra Ruggeri, is seeking applicants from talented and motivated university students to work in close collaboration with iSearch researchers.

Postdoctoral Research Positions | Center for Humans and Machines

The Human-Machine Learning project at the Center for Humans and Machines (Director: Prof. Dr. Iyad Rahwan), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Position (E 13 TVöD; 39 hours/week). Funding for the postdoctoral position is available for two years, with possibility of extension for a third year. The position is available from September 1, 2019, or later.

Postdoctoral Research Positions | Center for Humans and Machines

The Human Impact of Machines theme at the Center for Humans and Machines (Director: Prof. Dr. Iyad Rahwan), Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is seeking applications for Postdoctoral Research Positions (E 13 TVöD; 39 hours/week). Funding for the postdoctoral positions is available for two years, with possibility of extension for a third year. The positions are available starting September 1, 2019.

Student Research Assistants (m/f/d) | Max Planck UCL Centre

The research group „LIFESPAN NEURAL DYNAMICS GROUP,“ located in the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is hiring several
student research assistants (m/f/d) for 41–80 hours per month starting March 2019 to support our work in all phases of the scientific process.

Family and Career

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) and its institutes have once again received the certificate berufundfamilie (family and career) for 2012.

After 2006, 2009, and 2012, the MPG has been confirmed for the fourth time as a family conscious employer by the berufundfamilie gGmbH, a society of the nonprofit Hertie Foundation.

The recognized seal of quality for a sustainable, family friendly personnel policy is valid for three years.

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„If you want to be a scientist parent, come to Germany” – Report by our scientist Douglas D. Garrett on the platform eLIFE (09.04.2018)

Guest Program

The guest program of the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Development offers researchers the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in a MPI center or research group. The program serves to promote scientific exchange on all career levels.

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