Postdoctoral researcher 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.

Your Role

The post-doctoral researcher will coordinate and conduct research together with a supervisory team including local and international experts, with the aim of developing the research area in diagnostic assessment in a multilingual context.

The post-doctoral researcher will co-ordinate the development of two diagnostic test batteries for specific learning disorders in the areas of reading / writing and mathematics 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 post-doctoral researcher co-develops two new test batteries to be used for diagnostic purposes.

Activities

The post-doctoral researcher will review research on specific learning disorders in the area of reading / writing and mathematics in a multilingual context 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
  • Co-develop two new diagnostic assessment batteries
  • Evaluate the psychometric qualities of the new tool
  • Co-)author peer-reviewed scientific publications and present research outcomes at international conferences

  • Liaise with an coordintate between the different actors involved in the project
  • Co-)plan the project time-line and data collections

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

  • PhD in psychology or related field
  • Experience in preparing scientific manuscripts
  • 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 an asset
  • Motivation to work with children in schools (primary education)
  • Ability to coordinate the projects
  • Ability to work and communicate with professionals from different backgrounds
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month - extendable
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Earliest starting date : May 2021
  • Job Reference : UOL04026
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