Luxembourg (L): Doctoral Candidate

Universität: Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in psychology (within the group Computer-Based Assessment) (M/F) (F3-50011694/R-AGR-0442-10-C)

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers within its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in psychology (within the group Computer-Based Assessment) (M/F)

  • Réf.: F3-50011694 /R-AGR-0442-10-C
  • 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable up to 3 years (36 months PhD studies program)
  • Full-time: 40hrs/week
  • Start date: 01/10/2019
  • Employee and Student status

Your Role

  • Developing and conducting innovative research in the field of empirical educational research, intervention studies, and computer-based assessment
  • Self-contained research targeted at receiving a PhD in Psychology (cumulative; i.e. based on peer-reviewed publications)
  • National and international data collection and management at participating institutions
  • Communicating with partners and independent instruction of student assistants
  • Administrative responsibilities within the project and the research group
  • Publications (in English-speaking peer reviewed journals and at scientific conferences)

Your Profile

  • Excellent Masters degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related field
  • Good knowledge of and interest in quantitative methods and test theory (e.g., SPSS, MPlus, ConQuest)
  • Willingness to travel internationally and excellent English in speech and writing. Knowledge of additional foreign languages is welcome but not mandatory
  • Involvement into teaching to a very limited extent
  • Ability to work independently, strong personal commitment, ability to work under pressure, communication & cooperation skills, administrative skills, creativity, determination
  • Last but not least enthusiasm about, above average commitment for, and enjoyment in research and science

We offer

  • Participation in a young, committed, and dynamically developing team
  • Affiliation to a very active research group with a profile of diverse activities
  • Excellent research and funding conditions on a personal and a research level at an international and multilingual university
  • Grown connections to international large-scale assessments such as PISA and PIAAC as well as national assessments in Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, and Germany
  • Possibility to receive PhD based on publications within a very reasonable amount of time
  • Good and intensive supervision on a personal level
  • Highly competitive salary

Further Information

Applications, written in English should be submitted online and should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience and publications)
  • Cover letter explaining your motivation
  • Transcript of all courses and grades for your Bachelor and Master program
  • A short description of your Master’s work (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for at least two referees

For inquiries please contact Prof Dr Samuel Greiff Email: samuel.greiff(at)

Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 92 45

Please apply ONLINE until September 30th, 2019.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

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