The DFG Research Training Group “Statistical Modeling in Psychology” (SMiP) offers six positions (75% TV-L E13, 3 years) for its Doctoral Program. The SMiP group is a transregional collaboration of thirteen renowned behavioral researchers from five German universities: Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, University of Koblenz-Landau at Landau, University of Mannheim, and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. The SMiP group aims to overcome the gap between innovations in statistical modeling and substantive research in psychology. Projects in the SMiP group therefore combine research topics from a relevant area of psychology with current advances in statistical methods.
Participation in the SMiP program includes a dissertation project under the supervision of a team of SMiP researchers and a curriculum on advanced statistical models and current directions in psychological research. Applicants should hold a very good research-oriented Master's degree in psychology and have a strong interest in approaching substantive research questions by means of statistical modeling, which may include applications of existing models to new research questions as well as developments of new statistical models or tools . As the official language of the SMiP group is English, proficiency in English is essential. The closing date for applications is midnight the 15th of April 2023.