The Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement (head: Dr. Falk Lieder) at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for student research assistants (m/f/d) to support ongoing research projects related to cognitive growth, goal setting, attention control, cognitive tutors, and cognitive prostheses.
The positions focus on programming and software development and include a broad spectrum of tasks, such as the implementation of web-based experiments, mobile apps, or desktop applications, data management and pre-processing, machine learning, and computational modeling. On this account, they offer excellent learning opportunities across all stages of the model-based development of computational tools for enhancing effectiveness, self-improvement, and cognitive growth.
What we are looking for
Applicants should have a strong background in a relevant subject such as computer science, AI, cognitive modeling or machine learning and solid skills in at least one of the following areas:
- Software development and testing in Python
Additional competencies in mobile app development for iOS or Android and/or computational modeling and machine learning are not expected but would be a plus.
Enrollment at a German university is mandatory for a student research assistant contract with the Max Planck Society. The monthly employment is negotiable and can be up to max. 83 hours/month. We usually start with an initial contract duration of six month with the possibility of an extension.
How to apply
Please send your CV, transcripts, previous publications or thesis (if any), and a cover letter explaining your motivation and why you think you are a great fit for the group to email@example.com. If possible, please arrange for 1-2 letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address. (If this is not possible for you, then please explain why.)
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity and seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Therefore, we explicitly encourage women to apply.