Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Psychology
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.

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE).

Your Role

  • The doctoral researcher will conduct research under the guidance of a supervisory team including local and international experts, with the aim of studying towards a doctoral degree (cumulative;
  • i.e., based on peer-reviewed publications) in Psychology. The doctoral researcher will develop a diagnostic test for specific learning disorders in the area of reading / writing adapted to the linguistically heterogenous Luxembourgish school context (i.

    e. diverse language and cultural backgrounds). In close collaboration with the national competence center Centre pour le développement des apprentissanges Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa , the doctoral researcher will develop a new testing battery to be used for diagnostic purposes.

    This PhD project is embedded in a larger project concerning test development to diagnose learning disorders and as such the PhD candidate will be part of a diagnostic-test development team.


    The doctoral researcher will review research on specific learning disorders in the area of reading / writing as well as existing assessment tools.

    The following general research tasks are included in the responsibilities of the doctoral researcher :

  • Apply state-of-the-art research techniques and psychometric methods
  • Develop a new diagnostic assessment battery
  • Evaluate the psychometric qualities of the new tool
  • Co-)author peer-reviewed scientific publications and present research outcomes at international conferences

  • Contribute to and support (on-going and future) research projects within LUCET
  • Your Profile

  • Master in psychology
  • Competence in psychometrics
  • Research or professional experience in the fields of educational or psychological assessment is a plus
  • Very good oral and written competences in German and in English, competence in Luxembourgish is considered as an asset
  • Motivation to work with children in schools (primary education)
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 36 Mois - extendable up to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL04023
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