Research and Development specialist with sound statistical skills and data analyses

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg

July 26, 2021

Description

The University About us...

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe's most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

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 four Bachelor and 15 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 University of Luxembourg offers a job position from 1st of September until 31 of December 2021. The aim of the post is to investigate in a dataset of student spellings whether transfer effects emerge between the languages used. The position is involved in an intervention study in which German and French spelling were trained. The task of the position is to analyze whether training in one language affected spelling in the other language. An appropriate direction of study would be moderation and mediation analyses, taking into account appropriate scale types and dependencies within the data.

The aim of the short-term position is to analyze the dataset of spellings from a total of 250 fourth graders. The data are obtained from experimentally constructed cloze dictations. The data come from four measurement points: pre-, re-, post-, and follow-up-tests.

The objective is to publish the results in an international journal with co- authorship by the candidate.

The position will be part of the FNR funded research project “Effects of Grammatical Reflection on Spelling among Multilingual Pupils” (GRASP). For more information: https: // www. researchgate.net/project/Effects-of-Grammatical- Reflection-on-Spelling-among-Multilingual-Pupils-GRASP

The candidate will be a member of the Institute for Research on Multilingualism, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg. S/he will integrate a young team of linguists and psychologists who collaborate closely.

Activities

  • Statistical analyses in line with moderation and mediation analyses using R
  • Examine a processed dataset of spellings for evidence of transfer effects from German to French and/or French to German
  • What we expect from you…
  • Very good knowledge of statistical methods and interest in exploring data
  • Interest in language acquisition and transfer as well as learning
  • Very good command of English or German, the languages of communication in the research group
  • Some knowledge in German and French, the languages under study
  • We offer...

  • Personal workspace at University
  • Close cooperation with the research group
  • Possibility of co-authorship in a publication
  • Attractive remuneration
  • In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 4 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04243
  • How to apply...

    Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Copies 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.

    Here's what awaits you at the University
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

  • Find out more about the University

  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University
  • Further information...

    Candidates are invited to contact Prof. Dr. Constanze Weth for more information:

  • Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 9284
  • Email: constanze.weth@uni.lu
  • Skype: Constanze.Weth
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