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 Psychology/Cognitive Science
The Centre for Humans and Machines (CHM) within the Max Planck Institute for Human
Development is seeking aMaster Student Research Assistant to work on a research project related to the Collective Intelligence. The selected student will work under Dr. Niccolo Pescetelli and CHM Director Assoc. Prof. (MIT) Iyad Rahwan, Ph.D.
The proposed project aims at running large online experiments involving participants from the popular Amazon Mechanical Turk platform. This research project aims at quantifying the impact of network structure and incentives on collective intelligence, and group performance. The position will offer valuable experience to any junior research who wants to work in the field of social psychology, computational social science, group decision-making and related fields.
The ideal student researcher will be undertaking a Masters in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related discipline. The following are required:
Knowledge of experimental methodology and experimental design
Experience in conducting behavioural experiments
Experience in dealing with human participants
Interest in online behavioral testing
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include (a) a short motivation
letter, (b) CV, and (c) relevant school/university certificates and references.