Postdoctoral Researcher for the project “Well-being at Work (W@W)”
University of Luxembourg

Postdoctoral researcher for the project “Well-being at Work (W@W)”

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

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.

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the project “Well-being at work (W@W)” at the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS). The W@W project is funded by the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Luxembourg and aims at understanding how the disappearance of the workplace, i.e., the increase in digital, remote work, which was accelerated by the pandemic, affects people across work life. In the project, we will use an interdisciplinary method-mix, consisting of a legal analysis, a longitudinal survey in six European countries and a case study in a large company in Luxembourg.

Your Role...

The successful candidate will be involved in analyzing data from the longitudinal survey and design, execute, and analyze the case study. They are expected to publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, present their work at international scientific conferences and assist in disseminating the project findings to relevant stakeholders and the general public. They will also be involved in day-to-day project management and participate in project team meetings and workshops.

What we expect from you…

  • PhD in Psychology or a related field
  • Research experience in industrial/organizational, clinical, or lifespan developmental psychology and peer-reviewed scientific publications in one or more of those fields
  • Profound knowledge of quantitative social research methods (e.g., longitudinal panel analyses)
  • Experience in qualitative research methods is an asset
  • Project management and administrative skills
  • Very good standard of written and spoken English and either German or French (Knowledge in Luxembourgish is an asset)

We offer

  • An excellent, international work environment in a highly innovative, interdisciplinary project
  • Excellent conditions for scientific publications and the development of one’s research agenda
  • Career development and opportunities to expand skills and knowledge
  • An attractive work environment on a modern campus

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 18 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04064

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include (in one PDF):

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Transcripts/diplomas
  • One letter of recommendation

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2021.

Please apply ONLINE 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. WiFi on campus. 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 …

Further information...

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Claus Vögele ( or Prof. Dr. Anna Kornadt (




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