The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Research and Development specialist (50%) to conduct research in the field of intellectual property law. The position is part of a project funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR) investigating the intersection of the patent system and green technologies.

Your Role…

The Research and Development specialist will be working under the supervision of Professor Martin Stierle. In particular, the R&D Specialist will:

  • Conduct research on the different topics falling into the scope of the research project or related areas
  • Contribute to disseminating results through publications, workshops and conferences
  • Offer research assistance
  • Contribute to preparing further research proposals.

The position offers the opportunity to identify a potential PhD project or work on postdoctoral research. The personal objectives of the candidate will be discussed with Professor Stierle. Teaching is not required but possible, if wanted. Depending on the profile, the position can be combined with other open part-time positions at the Faculty.

The Research and Development specialist will benefit from being part of a research group comprising several researchers working in the field of intellectual property (IP) at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance. Luxembourg is a vibrant European IP hub with its strong research profile in European IP law and the European Courts (e.g., the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European General Court, the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court). Being part of the project will allow the doctoral researcher to enhance his/her research experience and strengthen his/her academic profile in IP law.


We are looking for a candidate with at least a Master’s degree in Law, preferably with a specialization in intellectual property (IP) law and/or sustainability. Ph.D. holders are also welcome to apply. We are in particular searching for a candidate with the following professional and personal profile:

  • Proven interest in IP law and/or sustainability
  • Strong interest in legal research
  • Fluency in English; a good understanding of German and/or French, will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours: Part Time 20.0 Hours per Week
  • Ideal start date: September 2023
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL05845

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Personal workspace 
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate’s experience and is an equal opportunity employer
How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
  • A transcript of concluded university studies.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Martin Stierle, email:

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 15 July 2023. Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered until the position is filled. 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.

About us…

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 Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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