University of Luxembourg

R&D specialist in Data Science (50 %)

2025-06-11 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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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.

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 (FHSE): Research and Development Specialist in Data Science.

Your Role...

The research and development specialist will contribute to the conceptual setup, implementation, administration, maintenance and supervision of the LUCET longitudinal database in the context of LUCET's core mission (i.e., "Épreuves Standardisées", the Luxembourg school monitoring programme).


The research and development specialist will work within LUCET's large-scale statistics laboratory (LSS_Lab) and is expected to collaborate with LUCET members on the following tasks:

  • Data cleaning and consistency checks of data collected in the ÉpStan
  • Design and implementation of a relational database storing ÉpStan data and associated documentation
  • Design, implementation and testing of a web-based front-end to the database
  • Maintenance and development of the database and front-end after completion of an initial version
  • Miscellaneous data science tasks related to ÉpStan
  • Any other tasks within the framework of the position

What we expect from you…

  • Master's degree in data science or statistics
  • Knowledge of relational database design and operation
  • Proven expertise in large-scale data handling, ideally in the context of (computer-based) psycho-educational (large-scale) assessment
  • Excellent knowledge in the following programming languages: R, Python, SQL, and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of LaTeX is a plus
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Very good oral and written competences in English and French; German and/or Luxembourgish are a plus
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Cv
  • Copy of diplomas

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. 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 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Part Time 20.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Research and development specialist
  • Job Reference: UOL06521


R&D specialist in Data Science (50 %)
Luxemburgo, Luxemburgo
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2025-06-11 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2025-06-11 23:59 (CET)
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