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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:

Student Research Assistant | Center for the History of Emotions

The Center for the History of Emotions, led by Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert, has a vacant position for a student research assistant 20 hours per month to support the research project “Love and Labour in the City: Romantic Love and Delhi’s Workers, c. 1950s to the Present” of Dr Rukmini Barua. Starting date: 1 January 2019 or later.

Student Research Assistant | Center for the History of Emotions

The Center for the History of Emotions, led by Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert, has a vacant position for a student research assistant 20 hours per month to support the research project “Performing Patriotism: War Songs and Emotional Communities in Contemporary Japan” of Dr Makoto Harris Takao. Starting date: 1 January 2019 or later.

Student Research Assistant | Center for the History of Emotions

The Center for the History of Emotions, led by Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert, has a vacant position for a Student research assistant 20 hours per month to support the research project “Emotional Transitions: Religious and Non-Religious Emotions in North India, ca. 1840–1920” of Max Stille Starting date: 1 December 2018 (or later).

Studentische Mitarbeiter/-innen | Fachbereich Entwicklungspsychologie

Das Forschungsprojekt „Plastizitätsmechanismen und -progression“ am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Forschungsbereich Entwicklungspsychologie sucht studentische Mitarbeiter/-innen für 40–60 Stunden pro Monat ab Januar 2019 zur Unterstützung unserer Arbeit in allen Phasen des wissenschaftlichen Prozesses.

Studentische Hilfskraft | Entwicklungspsychologie

Das Forschungsprojekt CONMEM (Cognitive and Neural Dynamics of Memory Across the Lifespan) am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Forschungsbereich Entwicklungspsychologie der Lebensspanne, sucht ab 1. Dezember oder 1. Januar eine studentische Hilfskraft (41 bis 60 Stunden/ Monat).

Three-Month Fulltime Internship | Lifespan Psychology

The CONMEM Project (Cognitive and Neural Dynamics of Memory Across the Lifespan) at the Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, seeks motivated and reliable students of psychology, neuroscience, or related subjects for a three-month fulltime internship starting February or March 2019.

3-monatiges Vollzeitpraktikum | Forschungsbereich Entwicklungspsychologie

Das Forschungsprojekt „Plastizitätsmechanismen und -progression“ am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Forschungsbereich Entwicklungspsychologie sucht motivierte und verlässliche Student/-innen, für ein 3-monatiges Vollzeitpraktikum ab Januar 2019. In unserem Projekt beschäftigen wir uns mit der Frage, ob, und wenn ja, wie Plastizität im Bereich des Verhaltens und auf neuronaler Ebene stattfindet.

Postdoctoral Position | Center for Adaptive Rationality

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, a scientific Institute of international orientation, seeks applicants for 1 Postdoctoral Position on Human Search in Virtual Reality (m/f) (TVöD E 13, 39 hours/week).

Internships | MPFG 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 applications from talented and motivated university students to work in close collaboration with iSearch researchers.

Research Assistant Position | MPFG 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.

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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