Open position: Research Associate in the field of (cross-) cultural psychology (M/F), University of Luxembourg


The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following position in its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) for a:

Research Associate in the field of (cross-) cultural psychology (M/F)

  • Réf : R-AGR-3142-10-C
  • 3 year fixed term contract, CDD – Full-time (40 hrs/week)
  • Starting date: 01.04.2017
  • Employee status

The successful candidate will be based in the research unit INSIDE – Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development and more specifically the Institute for Research on Family and Generations. He/she will work under the supervision of Dr. Elke Murdock, Principal Investigator of the FNR-funded CORE Project: SWITCH – Subjective Wellbeing and Identity Construal in a Changing World, and Prof Dr Dieter Ferring, head of the research unit. The SWITCH project focuses specifically on the process of identity construal within the multicultural context of Luxembourg. 

For further information please contact:Dr.  Elke Murdock., Tel.: +352-4666449774

Your Role

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all project-related tasks and may have the opportunity to prepare a cumulative doctoral thesis.

  • Preparation of a comprehensive literature review in the fields of identity construal, biculturalism and multiculturalism;
  • Preparation and testing of the relevant research tools (i.e., e-diary; questionnaire, interviews);
  • Collecting data in the field (quantitative, qualitative and ambulatory assessment);
  • Analysing and interpreting data (quantitative and qualitative data);
  • Preparation of articles in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Contributing to the dissemination of findings to the international scientific community as well as to researchers and practitioners in Luxembourg.
Your Profile
  • Outstanding Master degree in psychology; preferably life span developmental psychology, social psychology or (cross-) cultural psychology;
  • A track record of interest in cultural or identity-related topics in psychology;
  • Experience in research and very good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Knowledge and experience of e-diary and other ambulatory assessment tools is considered an asset;
  • Good communication skills that enable him/her to work in a team;
  • Joy at learning and conducting research;
  • An excellent command of at least two of the following languages: German, English, French (written and spoken) is required; Command of Luxembourgish and Portuguese is considered as an asset.
Further Information

Candidates are kindly asked to submit ONLINE their full application including 

  • Motivation letter,
  • Curriculum vitae including language competences,
  • Copies of diplomas

Deadline for applications: 15th January, 2017

The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

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