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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 “Rehearsing the Past: The Art of Writing the History of Emotions in Dialogue with other Artistic Fields (Theater/Performance, Music/Sound, Dance/Movement, and all Visual and Sculptural Forms)” of Dr Michael Amico. Starting date: 1 February 2019 or later.

Studentische Hilfskraft | Forschungsbereich Adaptive Rationalität

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (Berlin) sucht für den Forschungsbereich Adaptive Rationalität (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Ralph Hertwig) eine Studentische Hilfskraft. Die Einstellung erfolgt vorerst für 9 Monate und kann um bis zu 3 zusätzliche Monate verlängert werden. Die Wochenarbeitszeit beträgt 8,5–10 Stunden. Angestrebter Beginn ist Januar 2019. Die Vergütung ohne Bachelor-Abschluss beträgt 11,15 €/Std. – im Master Studium 12,97 €/Std.

Three-Year Doctoral Fellowship | Center for Lifespan Psychology

The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) seeks applicants (m/f) for 3 three-year Doctoral Fellowships. The International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) is a joint international PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Zurich.

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.

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.

Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w) | Verwaltung

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, ein international ausgerichtetes wissenschaftliches Institut, sucht für die Verwaltung im Bereich Personal zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine studentische Hilfskraft (m/w) für max. 83 Stunden pro Monat.

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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