Researcher in IP Law
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Law

The KU LEUVEN Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) is a research unit of the Faculty of Law founded to develop legal knowledge in the field of ICT, digital media and intellectual property. The Centre is affiliated to imec (research group on security & privacy) and is part of Leuven.AI. CiTiP has over thirty years of experience conducting research into the legal and ethical aspects of innovative information and communication technologies, privacy and security, intellectual property and biotechnology, in both the public and private sectors. The Centre currently consists of over sixy full-time researchers involved in interdisciplinary projects financed through programs such as H2020, Marie Curie, FWO and ICON as well as through bilateral contracts. For more information regarding the Centre, please refer to the website.


As a legal researcher you assist PI(s) in the analysis, impact and opportunities of IP regulations, in particular copyright, with regard to AI technologies and data in Union as well as domestic approaches.The researcher will be assisting in fundamental research in the aforementioned areas employing a wide range of methodological approaches (case scenarios, EU comparative analysis, historical development of legal regulations, etc) and should be able to develop their work in close collaboration with the PI, but also show the ability to perform specific tasks with a certain degree of autonomy. The research will also delve in other areas of law (e.g. fundamental rights, competition law, consumer protection).


  • You are eager to learn and fascinated by the confrontation between new technological developments and IP, in particular copyright law.
  • You can creatively analyse legal problems in this domain of law and propose valuable solutions in a clear way.
  • Your challenge is to share your research and knowledge with others through academic publications and through presentations at top-level scientific conferences and workshops.
  • You obtained a Master's Degree in Law, preferably with specialisation in IP law. A ┬ástrong legal background in Copyright and new technologies is desirable.
  • Experience is an asset and can be considered.
  • You obtained excellent results during your studies.
  • You have good communication skills, both oral and written, particularly in English.
  • You are flexible and can work both independently and in a team.


  • A dynamic and intellectually stimulating working environment characterised by a unique mix of independence, trust and encouragement.
  • An advanced infrastructure and access to all facilities the University offers its staff.
  • A one year full time contract with a real possibility of extension and with a view to develop a doctoral trajectory.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Thomas Margoni, tel.: +32 16 37 45 89, mail: or Mrs. Edith Appelmans, tel.: +32 16 32 07 78, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than April 12, 2021 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: April 12, 2021
  • Tags: Rechten

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