Research specialist – Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
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 overall objective of the contract is to work for FRANET Data collection and research services on fundamental rights for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.


The research specialist will work within the research project FRANET in the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning.

Under the supervision of Professor Birte Nienaber , he / she will :

  • Follow the latest developments in the national and European fundamental rights policies;
  • Contribute to all research related tasks within the FRANET project of various sizes / formats;
  • Draft and finalise reports in English and in French : carry out research individually / with a team following specific guidelines and templates, review literature (especially laws, legal regulations, etc.
  • draft reports, finalise review, update studies upon request;
  • Work with a team or researchers.
  • More specifically, s / he will :

  • Draft and finalise the Annual Report on Fundamental Rights in Luxembourg - review and analyse the latest national policies and activities in the field of fundamental rights;
  • collaborate with national partners and experts;
  • Draft and finalise FRANET studies; collect and analyse data on the given topic; conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders;
  • desk research on policies, practices and legislation; provide feedback on the Synthesis Report of the study; draft and finalise the summary or the study in full in French upon request;
  • Analyse current national policies by working on primary and secondary data in Luxembourg and the EU;
  • Supervise the work of (a) student assistant(s);
  • Carry out administrative tasks.
  • What we expect from you

  • Master (or equivalent) in, Law, Public and Social Policy or related field
  • Experienced in the field of human rights
  • Good communication skills and excellent drafting and reporting skills
  • Ability to establish contacts at national and international level
  • Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge in data collection, tables and graphs creation and reporting
  • Experienced in the use of common computer software (Microsoft Office)
  • As the candidate will have to work within a multilingual context, he / she must be fluent in English and French (written and spoken).

    Knowledge of German and / or Luxembourgish will be considered an advantage.

    In Short...

  • Limited contract 01.08.2021-30.06.2022
  • Work Hours : Part Time 20.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Internal Title : Research and development specialist
  • Job Reference : RCREQ0005475
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