Doctoral candidate in Psychology 470 views

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences for a Doctoral candidate in Psychology (m/f) (50016001 / R-AGR-3682-10-C).

Duration: 36 months fixed term contract (extendable up to 48 months if required)

Role and responsibilities:
  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research on the feasibility and fairness of automatic item generation in mathematics under close guidance of a supervisory team including local and international experts.
  • The candidate will have the chance to qualify for a PhD (cumulative; i.e., based on peer-reviewed publications) in Psychology.
  • Contribute to and support the conceptual development of cognitive item models in mathematics
  • Plan experimental studies
  • Coordinate and support the (software) development of item generators
  • Coordinate and support external partners in creating test material
  • Apply new and innovative data-analytic strategies bridging the gap between cognitive psychology and psychological assessment
  • (Co-)author peer-reviewed scientific publications and present research outcomes at international conferences
  • Perform any other tasks within the framework of the position


  • Applicant must hold excellent master’s degree (or equivalent) in Psychology (preferably related to one of the following areas: cognitive psychology, psychological assessment, mathematical abilities, cognitive load theory)
  • Passion for psychological assessment and ability to find creative solutions to complex problems
  • Good knowledge of quantitative research methods with IRT in particular
  • Experience in implementing empirical studies
  • Experience with or willingness to support computer scientists in software development is considered a big plus
  • 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


  • Upload complete application (letter of motivation, CV, copy of diplomas).
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Luxembourg
Country Luxembourg
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Psychology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies

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