The SMiP group is a transregional collaboration of thirteen renowned behavioral researchers from five German universities: University of Mannheim, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, University of Koblenz-Landau at Landau, and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. The SMiP group aims to overcome a persistent and growing challenge in behavioral research, namely, the gap between substantive research in basic and applied fields of psychology and latest developments in statistical modeling and psychometrics.
Applicants must hold a very good research-oriented Master’s degree in Psychology and should have great interest in approaching substantive research questions by means of statistical modeling. This can entail applying existing models or developing new models. The official language of the SMiP group is English.