Master thesis: Understanding human metacognitive learning 363 views

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems – Rationality Enhancement Group is inviting applications for a Master thesis (m/f/d) on understanding human metacognitive learning. This position can be started as soon as possible.

  • Design, program and conduct online experiments using HTML / Javascript and manage deployment as an Web Application
  • Perform scientific data analysis on the collected data (Python or R) to test the hypothesis that metacognitive learning involves reinforcement learning mechanisms
  • Do literature research
  • Write up methods and findings for publication in scientific articles
  • Communicate findings


  • Strong HTML / JavaScript skills
  • Intermediate data analytics (Python or R) skills
  • Strong academic background in the field of cognitive science and machine learning with solid knowledge in reinforcement learning
  • Enrolled at a university
  • Fluent in English

How to apply:

Apply by sending email as a single page PDF containing application documents to The PDF should include four documents:

  • CV
  • A cover letter explaining motivation and highlighting most relevant skills and experiences
  • Transcripts of relevant degrees (unofficial documents are fine)
  • The names and email addresses of two people whom candidate has previously worked for and who can assess his/her abilities and working style.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Master’s
Subject areas Cognitive Science and Machine Learning
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Enrolled in university
Deadline 5th September 2021

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 416 Jobs
  • Address Germany
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