The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education within the Research Unit IPSE for a Research Associate – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (M/F).

  • Ref : R-AGR-0556-10-C
  • Fixed-term contract from 15.07.2017 until 30.11.2017 40 hours/week (replacement  maternity leave)
  • Employee status
  • Preferred starting date: 15.07.2017

 Project outline

The overall objective of the contract is to support the H2020 project MOVE, which deals with youth mobility in Europe (

The project is coordinated by the University of Luxembourg and brings together 9 institutions throughout Europe.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber

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Tel: +352 466644-9318

Your Role

The research associate will work within the H2020 research project “MOVE” in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning.

Under the supervision of Professor Birte Nienaber, he/she will:

  • Extract data from secondary data analysis, the case studies and the quantitative survey and bring the results together in a comprehensive way
  • Finalize the final reports on findings of the MOVE project in the English language;
  • Prepare and conduct a workshop with national stakeholders;
  • Support organisation of the final conference of the MOVE project in Luxembourg;
  • Support the coordination of the H2020 project on a daily basis;
  • Participate at consortium meetings (in Hungary as well as via Skype/telco);
  • Support the dissemination of the project pro-actively;
  • Publish academic papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Your Profile

  • Master or PhD in Geography, Migration Studies, Sociology, Youth Studies or any other related field;
  • Knowledge in data analysis and reporting;
  • Experiences in working with both qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Experiences in the field of mobility studies / migration studies;
  • Ability to establish contacts at national and international level;
  • Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team;
  • Excellent management in the use of common computer software (SPSS, Microsoft Office, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel);
  • Good communication and drafting skills in the English language.

As the candidate will have to work in a multilingual context, he/she must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and French/or German. Knowledge of Luxembourgish will be considered as an advantage.

We offer

  • The research associate will work in the international environment of the University of Luxembourg and will be member of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning.
  • He/She will have the opportunity to work closely with mobility and youth experts in Europe.
  • He/She will work with an international team on an ambitious European project.

Candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • Curriculum vitae in English;
  • Copies of diplomas.

Further Information

Please apply ONLINE until 15.06.2017.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.