Leibniz Institute für Educational trajectories
The Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories e. V. invites applications for the following part-time position (max. TV-L E13, 65% working time, starting 01.03.2021, ending 28.02.2023):
Leibniz Institute für Educational trajectories

Junior Researcher (f/m/d) in Educational Measurement

The Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories e. V. (LIfBi) is an independent infrastructure facility conducting empirical educational research and associated with the University of Bamberg. LIfBi is responsible for operating the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). The main task of this long-term project is the provision of representative data on competence development and educational trajectories in Germany.

Your work environment:

You are working in a team of about 190 employees with academic and non-academic work focus at our location in Bamberg. The research unit Educational Measurement focuses on the measurement and analysis of psychological characteristics which are important for applied educational research. This includes, most notably, research on the measurement of latent (unobservable) characteristics and research on psychological methods in large scale assessments.

Your tasks:

  • Assistance in the scaling of competence tests using item response theory
  • Assistance in test development
  • Documentation and training
  • Academic research and publication

Your profile:

  • University degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, empirical educational research)
  • Good knowledge of psychometrics (particularly item response theory)
  • Good knowledge of statistical software (e.g., R)
  • Interest in scientific research on psychologcial assessment and psychometrics

We offer:

  • An attractive academic work environment
  • Introduction into a topic that is increasingly in the focus of public attention
  • Collaboration in the largest, longitudinal study in Germany
  • Flexible working hours in a pleasant work atmosphere 
  • A company pension scheme with deferred compensation at the VBLU

The LIfBi attaches great importance to equal opportunities for women and men. Where candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.
For questions on the position, please contact:
Dr. Timo Gnambs (+49 951 863-3420,

Please use our online form to send your application with informative and complete documents no later than
14.02.2021 with the subject "Psychometrie".
All submitted data on your person will be deleted six months after completion of the application process at the latest.