The research and development specialist will perform advanced statistical analyses on data emerging in the context of LUCET’s core mission (i.
e., Épreuves Standardisées , the Luxembourg school monitoring programme) and other (large-scale) data collections (e.g., PISA).
S / he is expected to contribute to the conceptual setup, implementation, administration, maintenance and supervision of the LUCET longitudinal database.
The research and development specialist will work within LUCET’s large-scale statistics laboratory LSS Lab and support state-of-the-art analyses and reporting of cross-sectional and longitudinal large-scale assessment data.
The following general research tasks are included in the research and development specialist :
perform advanced statistical analyses on data emerging from ÉpStan
contribute to the conceptual setup, implementation, administration, maintenance and supervision of the LUCET longitudinal database
contribute to data management and data documentation
contribute to the creation of reports of empirical studies
contribute and support (ongoing and future) activities relevant for the conduct, analysis, and reporting in the context of large-scale studies
contribute and support (ongoing and future) research projects related to ÉpStan and other projects within LUCET
contribute to scientific articles and scientific presentations, as well as LUCET’s public outreach efforts
perform any other tasks within the framework of the position
Master’s degree in social sciences, data sciences or statistics
Proven expertise in large-scale statistics, psychometrics, ideally in the context of (computer-based) psycho-educational (large-scale) assessment
In-depth knowledge of advanced statistical methods, particularly multivariate statistics (g., hierarchical linear models, generalized regression models, structural equation models, and item response models)
Excellent knowledge in statistical programming languages (R is mandatory)
Knowledge of relational databases and SQL are a plus
Knowledge of LaTeX is a plus
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Very good oral and written competences in English; German, French and Luxembourgish are a plus
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
A friendly, international, and interdisciplinary team
Modern, newly equipped labs
Please upload your complete application (letter of motivation, CV, copy of diplomas).
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
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