Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology
University of Luxembourg
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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 join a dynamic team of researchers working in a large-scale mixed methods project on youth and digitalization, focusing on life chances and inequalities in the digital society.

The main tasks will be to conduct a systematic literature review in the area of digital change and life chances as well as to conduct quantitative analyses on this theme.

The successful candidate will become a member of 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.


  • Conduct a systematic literature review in the area of digital change and life chances, with a particular focus on young people
  • Conduct and publish research in the area of digital inequalities
  • Engage in policy-relevant analyses and dissemination of results to stakeholders via policy briefs)
  • Participate in and present at relevant national and international conferences
  • Contribute to reports, research publications, and funding applications
  • What we expect from you

  • Excellent degree in sociology or the social sciences
  • Experience and strong interest in advanced quantitative research methods
  • Experience with statistical software for quantitative analysis R, Stata)
  • Excellent command of at least two of the following languages : English, French, German (written and spoken); Luxembourgish is considered an asset
  • We offer...

  • Personal workspace at the University
  • Stimulating and supportive work environment with ample opportunities for collaboration and personal development
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extendable)
  • Work Hours : Full Time Hours per Week
  • Ideal starting date : August 2022
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL05017
  • The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR (full time)

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