Doctoral Candidate in Psychology

University of Luxembourg



Your Role
  • Developing and conducting innovative research in the field of empirical educational research, intervention studies, and computer-based assessment
  • Self-contained research targeted at receiving a PhD in Psychology (cumulative; i.e. based on peer-reviewed publications)
  • National and international data collection and management at participating institutions
  • Communicating with partners and independent instruction of student assistants
  • Administrative responsibilities within the project and the research group
  • Publications (in English-speaking peer reviewed journals and at scientific conferences)

Your Profile
  • Excellent Masters degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related field
  • Good knowledge of and interest in quantitative methods and test theory (e.g., SPSS, MPlus, ConQuest)
  • Willingness to travel internationally and excellent English in speech and writing. Knowledge of additional foreign languages is welcome but not mandatory
  • Involvement into teaching to a very limited extent
  • Ability to work independently, strong personal commitment, ability to work under pressure, communication & cooperation skills, administrative skills, creativity, determination
  • Last but not least enthusiasm about, above average commitment for, and enjoyment in research and science

We Offer
  • Participation in a young, committed, and dynamically developing team
  • Affiliation to a very active research group with a profile of diverse activities
  • Excellent research and funding conditions on a personal and a research level at an international and multilingual university
  • Grown connections to international large-scale assessments such as PISA and PIAAC as well as national assessments in Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, and Germany
  • Possibility to receive PhD based on publications within a very reasonable amount of time
  • Good and intensive supervision on a personal level
  • Highly competitive salary

Further Information

Applications, written in English should be submitted online and should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience and publications)
  • Cover letter explaining your motivation
  • Transcript of all courses and grades for your Bachelor and Master program
  • A short description of your Master’s work (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for at least two referees

For inquiries please contact Prof Dr Samuel Greiff Email:

Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 92 45

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