The Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, under the direction of Ralph Hertwig, seeks applicants for Post- or Pre-doctoral Fellowship. The position is available from April 2014 onwards, but later start dates are possible. Candidates should be interested in studying the neural mechanisms underlying decision making.
The Center for Adaptive Rationality takes an interdisciplinary approach to cognitive science and decision making. Candidates should be interested in using behavioral, computational, and neuroscience methods to study the developmental basis of decision making. Prior experience with MRI experiments and analyses is highly recommended. The Max Planck Institute for Human Development (www.mpib‐berlin.mpg.de) offers an excellent infrastructure including support staff and equipment for conducting experiments (e.g., behavioral laboratory, fMRI, EEG, TMS). It provides an international research environment, with English being the working language, however given that the research involves developmental populations knowledge of German is an advantage for this position. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max‐Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships are for two years (plus two six‐month extensions). Applications (consisting of a cover letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, up to five reprints, and two letters of recommendation) should be sent as a single PDF file, with your name as the file name, to Monika Oppong (oppong@mpib‐berlin.mpg.de; Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin).
The Predoctoral Fellowships positions are for two years (plus a one year extension). Applications (consisting of a cover letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae including course grades, reprints or a two‐page summary of your master thesis, and one letter of recommendation) should be sent as a single PDF file, with your name as the file name, to Monika Oppong (oppong@mpib‐ berlin.mpg.de; Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin).
Applications for both positions must be submitted by March 31 2014, to ensure consideration. However, review of applications will continue until all available positions are filled. For further inquires about the positions, please contact Wouter van den Bos (email@example.com).