The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for Research and Development specialist to conduct research in the fields of technology-oriented law (“tech law”) including legal aspects concerning media and the online environment, space and telecommunications, intellectual property, data use, artificial intelligence and cyberpolicy.

Your Role…

The Research and Development specialist will be working under the supervision of Professor Mark D. Cole and colleagues working in these fields, especially Prof. Mahulena Hofmann and Associate Prof. Martin Stierle.  

In particular, the Research and Development Specialist will

  • Conduct research on different topics within the areas of tech law as well as intersections between these and including interdisciplinary approaches;
  • Contribute to disseminating results through scientific publications, workshops and conferences (organize workshops, seminars and conferences; edit the publication of the research results) with the researchers of the tech law field;
  • Offer research assistance and coordinate young researchers working in the same field;
  • Gain expertise in specific questions concerning tech law either on request or at own initiative in order to offer advice and contribute to drafting reports or presenting results internally and externally;
  • Participate in the preparation of research proposals within the research fields specified above.

We are looking for a candidate with at least a Masters degree in Law, preferably with a public international or EU law background and ideally a specialization in one of the areas mentioned above. Ph.D. holders are also welcome to apply.

We will in particular be searching for a candidate with the following professional and personal profile:

  • Broad intellectual curiosity and self-motivation;
  • Proven ability to work individually as well as part of a team;
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Part Time 20.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Research and development specialist
  • Job Reference: UOL05758

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
  • Excellent facilities including personal workspace at the University.
  • 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 including necessary documentation such as degree certificates
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee.

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by June, 15th 2023.

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.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Mark D. Cole, email:   

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