Student Research Assistant – Online Experiments on AI and Culture

European University Viadrina
June 12, 2023
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  • Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • Type:

  • Student Assistant
  • Duration:

    6 months with the pos­sib­il­ity of exten­sion


    60-80 hours/month

    Starting date (earliest):

    At the earliest possible




  • Computer sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Field of studies:

  • Computer Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Computer skills:

  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Working language:

  • English
  • Language skills:

  • English (fluently written and spoken)
  • External link:

    https: // ...
    Stu­dent Research Assist­ant – Online Exper­i­ments on AI and Cul­ture


    Seek­ing motiv­ated Stu­dent Assist­ant to build and execute an

    inter­act­ive online exper­i­ment

    Working field:

    The Cen­ter for Humans and Machines (CHM) at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Devel­op­ment in Ber­lin con­ducts inter­dis­cip­lin­ary sci­ence to under­stand, anti­cip­ate, and shape major dis­rup­tions from digital media and Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence to the way we think, learn, work, play, cooper­ate, and gov­ern. Our goal is to under­stand how machines are shap­ing human soci­ety today and how they may con­tinue to shape it in the future. The Cen­ter is com­prised of an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary, inter­na­tional, and diverse group of schol­ars, and a sci­ence sup­port team.

    In close col­lab­or­a­tion with research­ers of the cen­ter, you will cre­ate an inter­act­ive online exper­i­ment. Your primary focus will be the devel­op­ment of a web applic­a­tion in javas­cript and python and the integ­ra­tion of machine learn­ing mod­els (such as GPT-4). Depend­ing on your per­sonal interest and skills, the work could also involve exper­i­mental design, stat­ist­ical ana­lysis, and machine learn­ing. We do not expect com­pre­hens­ive know­ledge in the devel­op­ment of javas­cript apps but an eager­ness to learn.


    Your respons­ib­il­it­ies

  • Devel­op­ment of a python backend that integ­rates machine learn­ing meth­ods (Python)
  • Devel­op­ment of an web-based game inter­face (JavaS­cript / React)
  • Execute exper­i­ments using online par­ti­cipants pools (Pro­lific)
  • Pro­cessing, clean­ing, and veri­fy­ing the integ­rity of data used for ana­lysis
  • Using stat­ist­ical meth­ods and regres­sions to identify and quantify treat­ment effects
  • Gen­er­at­ing sci­entific visu­al­iz­a­tions from data
  • Identify, cat­egor­ize, and sum­mar­ize rel­ev­ant lit­er­at­ure
  • Dis­cuss and present your own work to a team of research­ers
  • Your pro­file

  • Cur­rently enrolled in a Mas­ter's pro­gram at a Ger­man uni­versity, pur­su­ing social sci­ence, com­puter sci­ence, or a related field
  • Exper­i­ence in pro­gram­ming in Python and JavaS­cript
  • First-hand exper­i­ence in Web devel­op­ment (JS, HTML, CSS, HTTP)
  • Exper­i­ence with stat­ist­ical meth­ods, data visu­al­iz­a­tion and machine learn­ing is a plus
  • Know­ledge of exper­i­mental meth­ods in beha­vi­oral sci­ences is a plus
  • Interest in beha­vi­oral stud­ies on human-AI inter­ac­tion
  • What we offer:
  • Close col­lab­or­a­tion with the CHM team
  • Com­pre­hens­ive onboard­ing and time to learn new skills in an agile envir­on­ment
  • Per­sonal super­vi­sion by research­ers in the lab
  • Involve­ment in sci­entific work related to arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and its soci­etal impact
  • Room to con­trib­ute and real­ize your own ideas
  • The pos­i­tion is lim­ited to 6 months with the pos­sib­il­ity of exten­sion
  • Salary: 14,33€ / hour
  • Our Offer

    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.

    How to apply:

    Please apply, includ­ing a motiv­a­tion let­ter and CV without a photo, by May 28, 2023 via: https: // research-assistant-online-experiments-on-ai-and-culture

    The data pro­tec­tion declar­a­tion for the pro­cessing of per­sonal data within the scope of your applic­a­tion can be found here:

    https: // www.

    Make an Application

    Contact person:

    Yvonne Bialek

    By e-mail:

    [email protected]

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