Research and Development specialist in Language Test Development
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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About the University

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.

It 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 research and development specialist will develop state-of-the-art computer-based standardized achievement tests for French language proficiency and lead item / test development groups in the context of LUCET’s core mission (i.

e., Épreuves Standardisées , the Luxembourg school monitoring programme). S / he will competently analyse and interpret data emerging from large-scale data collections (e.

g., ÉpStan), and actively support and participate in related research in the areas of educational psychology and (psycho)linguistics.


The research and development specialist will develop ÉpStan language competency tests in general and in specific in Grades 7 and 9 French reading comprehension.

The following general research tasks are included in the responsibilities of the research and development specialist :

  • contribute to and support the development of new and innovative psychometric measures within ÉpStan
  • support the coordination, QA / QC, and logistics of ÉpStan
  • perform statistical analyses on data emerging from ÉpStan inregards to the French reading comprehension tests
  • present research findings to other team members or researchers
  • contribute to and support (ongoing and future) research projects related to ÉpStan and other projects within LUCET
  • contribute to scientific articles, reports and presentations, as well as LUCET’s public outreach efforts
  • perform any other tasks within the framework of the position
  • Your Profile

  • Master’s degree in psychological or educational sciences, or in linguistics
  • In-depth knowledge of language testing
  • First experience in (computer-based) psycho-educational (large-scale) assessment
  • First experience in the coordination and moderation of teams
  • Knowledge about school systems in general and the Luxembourg school system in specific is a plus
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written competences in French and very good oral and written competences in English; Luxembourgish and German are a plus
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL03602
  • Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online and include :

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception.

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