Luxembourg (L): R&D specialist

University: R&D specialist in public health, epidemiology, psychology or sociology (UOL04904)

R&D specialist in public health, epidemiology, psychology or sociology

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 18 Month

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.

The faculty’s research and teaching focuses on social, economic, political and educational issues with the common goal of contributing to an inclusive, open and resourceful society. The FHSE offers four Bachelor and 15 Master degrees and a doctoral school providing students with the necessary knowledge and high-qualified skills to succeed in their future career.

Your Role...

The successful candidate will work in the Luxembourg team of the “Health Behaviour in School-aged Children – HBSC” network supervised by Dr Andreas Heinz ( The HBSC network is an international cooperation of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school-aged children ( HBSC collects survey data every four years on adolescents’ health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours. The aim of the project is to understand young people’s health in their social context. The data collected is analysed both at the national level and at the international level.

The HBSC Luxembourg country team is situated at the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY) within the Department of Social Sciences. The CCY comprises a multidisciplinary research team that examines the conditions and opportunity structures of growing up against the backdrop of social change and inequalities. It maintains strong links to other institutes and relevant organizations within and beyond the department, both nationally and internationally.


  • Contribute to the quantitative analysis of the Luxembourgish HBSC data
  • Create a data dashboard with interactive visualisations
  • Present data both online and offline (i.e. factsheets, reports)
  • Analyse and interpret the results obtained
  • Drafting reports and presenting findings to local stakeholders and the scientific community

What we expect from you…

  • Master diploma or MA in sociology, psychology, epidemiology, public health, or another relevant field
  • Applicants must be fluent in German or French and have a very good command of English. Understanding Luxembourgish is considered an asset.
  • A high level of experience in quantitative data analysis
  • Experience in the creation of interactive graphics and data dashboards is considered an asset
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Willingness to engage in teamwork in research groups
  • An extension of the contract is possible and intended

We offer...

  • Personal workspace at the University
  • Stimulating and supportive work environment
  • Salary according to University of Luxembourg guidelines

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 18 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date: July 2022
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04904

How to apply...

Applications in German or French should be submitted online and include:

  • Motivation letter (max. two pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of diplomas

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...


Dr. Andreas Heinz

(+352) 46 66 44 9746 / andreas.heinz(at)

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