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Student Research Assistant

The Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology seeks applicants for a position as

Student Research Assistant
(min. 25h/month)
Application deadline:
May 26th, 2019
(or until the position has been filled).

About us:
We investigate the role of culture in human evolution through a combination of interactive learning experiments in the lab, mathematical modeling as well as longitudinal field studies in locations around the world. Our aim is to advance the understanding of human adaptation, evolution and cultural dynamics in an ecological context.

Main tasks:
As part of our data entry team, you will be involved in the aggregating and reshaping of
anthropological field data. More precisely, we would like you to design tools for data base creation, access, and manipulation. Furthermore, you may assist in visualizing and exploring
quantitative behavioral and economic data through software interfaces.

Potentially, you will also be archiving field data collected by anthropologists in small-scale societies, with a focus on Latin America. Research notebooks, informant interviews, GPS logs, audio recordings, and observational records are to be organized, scanned, and transcribed into a useable digital format.

Criteria for applicants:
-enrolled at a German University (Bachelor, Masters, or equivalent)
-experience with R or Python programming
-experience with web development or database development is desirable
-intermediate English skills or higher
-reliable and ready to provide a high level of commitment
-sustained attention to detail during repetitive tasks
-willingness to work independently and responsibly

What we offer:
-first-hand experience in world-class research institution
-insight into diverse cultures and anthropological research
-training in programming, database management, and professional development
-flexible work hours
-payment according to currently pursued university degree

How to apply:

Please send your application per email to Daniel Redhead (daniel_redhead@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de).
Your application should include the following documents: (a) cover letter (English), (b) CV (English), (c) high-school and other certificates (translation notnecessary).

The Max Planck Society is committed to equal opportunities and to employing individuals with disabilities and explicitly encourages them to apply.

We look forward to receiving your completed application.

We look forward to receiving your completed application at https://www.eva.mpg.de/career.

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Further information on the research agenda of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is available on our website: www.eva.mpg.de.


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