dimanche 30 juillet 2017

3 year postdoc position on human collective intelligence

A 3 year Postdoctoral Research position on Human Collective Intelligence is now available at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany.

The postdoctoral project aims at investigating the dynamics underlying collective intelligence. Under which conditions can collectives outperform individual decision makers and vice versa? How should individuals be combined, and how should interactions be structured to reap the benefits of collective intelligence? How do individuals sense the environment and integrate social information? We investigate both the fundamental conditions underlying collective intelligence processes (using theoretical modelling and empirical approaches) as well as applying our insights to real-world decision making contexts (e.g., medical diagnostics, lie detection).

More specifically, this postdoctoral project consists of analysing existing data sets as well as designing and conducting novel research on collective intelligence. Limited work on collective decision making in animal groups (e.g., fish) is also possible. We seek a postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in collective behaviour. The successful applicant should hold a doctoral degree in biology, psychology, computer science, or related fields. Applicants should have a solid background in statistical / computational / theoretical modelling, and ideally experience with (the programing of) human (collective) decision making experiments. In addition, the ability to work independently and high proficiency of the English language are essential.

For more information on the position and how to apply please visit: