Luxembourg (L): “Postdoctoral Researcher” (m/f)

Universität: “Postdoctoral Researcher” in Test Development (m/f) (RCREQ0003593)

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE):

“Postdoctoral Researcher” in Test Development (m/f)

  • Ref: RCREQ0003593
  • 12 months fixed-term contract (renewable)
  • Full time (40 hrs/week)
  • Employee status
  • Foreseen starting date: 01/04/2020


The postdoctoral researcher will develop state-of-the-art standardized achievement tests and lead item/test development groups in the context of LUCET’s core mission (i.e., “Épreuves Standardisées”, the Luxembourg school monitoring programme). He/she will competently analyse and interpret data emerging from large-scale data collections (e.g., ÉpStan), and actively participate in related research in the areas of cognitive/differential/developmental/educational psychology leading to publications in international scientific journals and national reports.

Your Role

The postdoctoral researcher will develop ÉpStan language competency tests in general and in specific in Grade 5 in German and French reading comprehension. Following general research tasks are included in the responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher:

  • contribute to and support the development of new and innovative psychometric measures within ÉpStan
  • contribute to the coordination and logistics of ÉpStan
  • perform advanced statistical analyses on data emerging from ÉpStan
  • present research findings to other team members or researchers
  • contribute and support (on-going and future) research projects related to ÉpStan and other projects within LUCET
  • contribute to research reports, public-outreach publications, international conferences and scientific publications emerging from ÉpStan and related research projects
  • participate in grant writing to acquire competitive research funding
  • contribute to LUCET’s public outreach efforts
  • perform any other tasks within the framework of the position

Your Profile

  • PhD in psychology/educational sciences/(psycho-)linguistics
  • Research or professional experience in the field of educational/psychological testing and assessment
  • Advanced knowledge in the area of educational/psychological testing and assessment
  • Knowledge about school systems in general and the Luxembourg school system in specific is a plus
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Very good oral and written competences in German, French, and English are mandatory
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team

We offer

  • A friendly international interdisciplinary team
  • Modern, newly equipped labs

Further Information

Please upload your complete application (letter of motivation, CV, copy of diplomas) by 15/03/2020.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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