Research Scientist Youth Research

Research Scientist in Youth Research

Mixed-methods project on youth and digitalization with a focus on life chances and inequalities

Join the Youth Research Group as research scientist in youth research and work on different aspects of young people’s lives from a multidisciplinary perspective in a dynamic team of researchers. Apply to this position by 5 March 2023.

Your Role

The main tasks are, firstly, to conduct and lead qualitative research in a large-scale mixed-methods project on youth and digitalization with a focus on life chances and inequalities and, secondly, to coordinate this project leading to the publication of the National Youth Report 2025. Other tasks include coordinating and contributing to the general research activities of the Youth Research Group, as well as taking on teaching assignments.

The research scientist will become a member of the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY) within the Department of Social Sciences. The CCY comprises a multidisciplinary research team that examines the conditions and opportunity structures of growing up against the backdrop of social change and inequalities. It maintains strong links to other institutes and relevant organizations within and beyond the department, both nationally and internationally.


  • Conduct and lead qualitative research in a large-scale mixed methods project on youth and digitalization
  • Coordinate and contribute to National Youth Report 2025 (in German)
  • Conduct and publish research in the area of digital inequalities
  • Engage in policy-relevant analyses and dissemination of results to stakeholders
  • Participate in and present at relevant national and international conferences
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders within and outside the university
  • Coordinate and contribute to research activities of Youth Research Group
  • Teaching in related study programmes

What we expect from you

  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. sociology)
  • Relevant (post)doctoral work and/or research experience
  • Teaching experience considered an asset
  • Experience with qualitative research methods, particularly qualitative interviewing; experience with quantitative research methods is considered an asset
  • Experience with data processing and analysis software (e.g. ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA)
  • Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: English, French, German (written and spoken); Luxembourgish considered an asset


  • Stimulating and supportive work environment with ample opportunities for collaboration and personal development
  • Attractive salary according to University of Luxembourg guidelines

In Short

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extension possible up to 60 months)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Start date: asap
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05529

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae including publication record
  • Writing sample (e.g., PhD thesis, journal article)
  • Copies of diplomas
  • Cover letter (max. two pages)

Who’s involved?

Stakeholder: Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CCY)