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General Information

We are always looking for talented new people to join our team!

Members of the HI department come from around the world and enjoy working in our diverse international environment. All of our work is conducted in English, so we value good oral and written English communication skills. Familiarity with German is helpful but not required.

We pursue interdisciplinary research in haptics and robotics and thus welcome applications from people in a wide range of fields. Many of our current department members have a background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or cognitive science.

The main types of opportunities that we offer include:

Individuals who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in our department should already hold a master’s degree in a related field and should apply directly to one or more of the doctoral programs listed below, observing the respective application deadlines:

If you would like to apply for any position other than doctoral research, please prepare the following materials (preferably in English) and email them to Katherine J. Kuchenbecker at kjk@is.mpg.de :

All complete applications will be carefully examined; we usually provide feedback within one month of receipt. We look forward to hearing from you!


PhD Position on Program Induction Methods for Discovering Decision Strategies (m/f)

  • Tübingen

The newly established Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a PhD student (m/f) for a project at the intersection of machine learning and computational cognitive science.

PhD Position

Contact: Falk Lieder


Postdoc position on Goal Setting (m/f)

  • Tübingen

The newly established Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a postdoc (m/f) for a project at the intersection of computational cognitive science and applied psychology.

PostDoc Position

Submit your application to: re-jobs@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Falk Lieder


PhD position on Goal Setting (m/f)

  • Tübingen

The newly established Max Planck Research Group for Rationality Enhancement, headed by Dr. Falk Lieder at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, is looking for a PhD student (m/f) for a project at the intersection of computational cognitive science and applied psychology.

PhD Position

Contact: Falk Lieder