Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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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.

Your Role...

The successful candidate will investigate the social, economic, and health consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic among young people.

A specific focus will be on various policy-relevant facets of social inequality, mental health, and well-being. To this end, the postdoctoral researcher will analyze data collected by the Youth Survey Luxembourg (YSL) and the project Young People and COVID-19 : Social, Economic, and Health Consequences of Infection Prevention and Control Measures among Young People (YAC), supervised by Prof.

Dr. Robin Samuel. YSL and YAC cover a range of topics such as attitudes, health, political participation, values, and various items related to the pandemic.

Luxembourg is a highly diverse society and there is a need to better understand how social background shapes life chances and outcomes in these challenging times.

The successful candidate will become a member of the YSL and YAC project team at 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 and publish research the area of social, economic, and health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic among young people with a focus on social inequality, intersectionalities, mental health, and well-being based on quantitative analyses of YSL and YAC data
  • Conduct policy-relevant analyses and engage in dissemination of results to stakeholders (e.g., via policy briefs)
  • Participate in and present at relevant national and international conferences
  • Contribute to policy reports and other research publications
  • Contribute to funding applications
  • What we expect from you

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

  • Personal workspace at the University
  • Stimulating and supportive work environment
  • Ample opportunities for collaboration and professional development
  • Salary according to University of Luxembourg guidelines
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extendable)
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Foreseen starting date : August 2021
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL04154
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