Research and Development specialist in Diagnostic Classification Models
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 Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE).

In our constant effort to improve the quality and fairness of our educational large-scale assessments, the Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) is looking for a Research and Development Specialist who shares our passion for merging the latest technology with the newest developments in psychological assessment.

Your Role...

The successful candidate will specialize in and help with the application of diagnostic classification models to a large-scale mathematics assessment.

He / she will take part in all relevant stages, from test development to data analyses, and finally the creation of feedback protocols.

The position is integrated in a highly motivated team that is guided by local and international experts and ideal to gather first experiences in academia.

Your Activities

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

  • Contribute to and support the conceptual development of diagnostic classification models in mathematics
  • Plan and conduct experimental studies
  • Contribute to and support the development of empirically grounded and didactically useful feedback protocols
  • Apply new and innovative data-analytic strategies bridging the gap between cognitive psychology and psychological assessment
  • Contribute to and support (co-)authored peer-reviewed scientific publications and present research outcomes at international conferences
  • Perform any other tasks within the framework of the position
  • What we expect from you

  • Excellent master’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology, educational or learning sciences (preferably related to one of the following areas : cognitive psychology, psychological assessment, mathematical abilities, educational assessment, didactics of mathematics)
  • Passion for psychological assessment and ability to find creative solutions to complex problems
  • Good knowledge of or high interest in quantitative research methods
  • Experience in implementing empirical studies
  • Very good oral and written competences in English (Luxembourgish, German, or French will be considered an advantage)
  • Proactive personality who is able to structure and prioritize the workload
  • Ability to quickly fit into a dynamic, multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • What we can offer...

  • Close and supportive supervision in a friendly international interdisciplinary team
  • Opportunity to gain experience with latest technologies in psychological assessment
  • Chance to make an impact on the national school monitoring program
  • Inspiring environment of a highly international, modern, and digital university
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 12 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date : As soon as possible
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL04200
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