Postdoctoral researcher in Psychology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Mar 2024

22 Feb 2024
Job Information

University of Luxembourg
Research Field

Psychological sciences » Other
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

20 Mar 2024 - 04:53 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

The University | About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its "international outlook," #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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 six Bachelor and twenty 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 Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences and the Institute for Lifespan Development, Family, and Culture at the University of Luxembourg are seeking to appoint 1 position as Postdoctoral Researcher in a project on daily perceptions of instructional quality (Field: Educational Psychology) within the DYNAMIQUES project ("Dynamics In Students' Momentary Perceptions Of Instructional Quality In Everyday School Life"; Principal Investigator: Dr. Christoph Niepel).

The post will be offered a 36-month fixed-term contract, available to start on the 1st of May 2024 or later.

The central focus of DYNAMIQUES is the investigation of the everyday dynamics (pattern of growth, change, and development) of students' (and their teachers') perceptions of instructional quality, motivation, and learning gains from one school lesson to the next. Specifically, this position will focus on the use of electronic diaries (aka experience sampling) and on the exploitation of the collected micro-longitudinal data from a content-related and a methodological perspective. The research environment of the DYNAMIQUES project is therefore located in the field of educational psychology, with strong links to educational assessment, empirical instruction research, motivation science, and quantitative methods.


  • Publication of research and project results (in English-speaking peer-reviewed journals and at scientific conferences)
  • Supervision, coordination, and administrative responsibilities within the project
  • Engagement in grant writing
  • Data analysis and psychometric scaling with multilevel structural equation models (SEM) or similar approaches
  • Public outreach and open science activities
  • Acting as scientific advisor for a doctoral researcher employed in the project
  • Communication with partners and independent instruction of student assistants
  • Contribute to and support (on-going and future) activities of the research group

What we expect from you…

  • Excellent Master's degree (or equivalent) and Doctoral degree in Psychology or related field
  • Excellent knowledge of and interest in quantitative methods; experience with structural equation modeling (SEM) and multilevel modeling; excellent knowledge of relevant statistical software (e.g., R, Mplus); experience in analyzing intensive longitudinal data will be considered an advantage; experience in data and project management will be considered an advantage
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent English skills in speech and writing are required
  • Excellent German skills in speech and writing are required
  • Ability to work independently and under strict timelines, communication and cooperation skills, administrative skills, good knowledge of data analysis
  • Enthusiasm and enjoyment for research and science, strong personal commitment
  • Willingness to teach (in a very limited extent)

We offer...

  • Participation in a young, committed, and dynamically developing team
  • Affiliation to a very active research group with a strong research focus
  • Possibility to publish several high-ranking articles within a very reasonable amount of time (using project data and existing data)
  • Excellent research and funding conditions on a personal and a research level at an international and multilingual university
  • Connections to internationally renowned experts in educational psychology, educational assessment, and psychometrics
  • National and international conference and workshop attendances within the field
  • Close collaboration with the Principal Investigator of the DYNAMIQUES project and with a doctoral researcher recruited for the DYNAMIQUES project

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of diplomas

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 08/03/2024. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL06282

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

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