Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung - Department: Humans and Machines
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is dedicated to the study of human development and education. Researchers of various disciplines – including psychology, education, sociology and medicine, as well as history, economics, computer science and mathematics – work together on interdisciplinary projects at the Berlin Institute. The research questions they examine include how people make effective decisions even under time pressure and information overload, how the interaction between behaviour and brain function changes over the lifespan, as well as how human emotions change in a historical context and how they have affected the course of history itself.
Master Student Research Assistant in computer science
The Centre for Humans and Machines (CHM) within the Max Planck Institute for Human
Development is seeking a Master Student Research Assistant to work on. The selected student will work under Dr. Niccolo Pescetelli and CHM Director Assoc. Prof. (MIT) Iyad Rahwan, Ph.D.
The proposed project aims at implementing, testing and deploying web applications allowing multiple players to synchronously interact online. The applications will involve simple multistage multiplayer games using the Meteor React framework. Our previous work used the open platform Empirica (based on Meteor React) to develop such games. This project aims at creating new applications to be used for online behavioral experiments. The position will offer valuable experience for junior developers interested in producing synchronous multiplayer and reactive web apps.
The ideal student researcher will be undertaking a Masters in Computer Science, or a related discipline. The following are required:
Experience in Meteor React
Experience in web application development
Experience in front and back end development
How to apply:
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Please send your application without a photo, as one single PDF-document to
email@example.com. The application should include (a) a short motivation
letter, (b) CV, and (c) relevant school/university certificates and references.