PhD Student in Psychology at the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
University of Luxemboury Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

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)


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

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


Further Information:

For inquiries please contact Prof Dr Samuel Greiff


Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 92 45

Please apply ONLINE until September 30th, 2019.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Link :

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Psychoneuroxy


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