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Research Assistant

The successful candidate will join me at the Cognition, Values, Behaviour lab (Chair of Philosophy of Mind) at LMU-Munich to work on ongoing and new behavioural game theory experiments in the study of human-human and human-AI interaction. “Why do people cooperate?” and “Will people cooperate with machines as much as they do with fellow humans?” are the type of questions we will work on. The position is funded by the LMUexcellent initiative and the appointment will be for a period of 6 months on a 19 hours per week basis.

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For the most part, the successful candidate will assist me with:

  • developing experiment designs for existing and new studies,
  • preparing experiments to conduct them online / in a lab,
  • running experiments and collecting data,
  • performing the statistical analysis of results,
  • preparing reports, presentations, and articles for publication,
  • communicating our research results.

There will be opportunities to partake in other activities in our lab. We will provide office space with a friendly and vibrant working environment in central Munich, but working from home due to the ongoing pandemic is perfectly fine. Motivated candidates will be invited to be co-authors on research articles.


  • a bachelor’s degree or beyond
  • interest in behavioural game theory research
  • good knowledge of / experience with experiment design, statistics, and data analysis
  • strong attention to detail and good quantitative skills
  • ability to work independently (on a self-directed basis) and in a team
  • (highly desired) good JavaScript programming skills
  • experience with / willingness to quickly learn working with R and LIONESS Lab software

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch: jurgis.karpus@lmu.de.