Researcher in 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 both the Leuven Centre on ICT (LICT) and 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 sixty 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 research and analyse the legal implications of the growing commodification of data, especially where data are traded in their own right. Commodification may have different legal implications depending on the context, e.g. whether personal data are at stake or whether the data exchange takes place in industrial data market environments. While data subjects are granted legal protection for the processing of data related to them, whether and how the processing of other data should be regulated by law remains an open question.

  • You act as our contact person for our partners in this project or these projects.
  • You translate your knowledge into international scientific publications and presentations and participate to top level workshops and conferences.


  • You are eager to learn and fascinated by the confrontation between law and ICT.
  • 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 ICT law.  Specialisation in private law is an asset.
  • You obtained excellent results during your studies.
  • Experience is an added value and can be recognised. 
  • 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 renewal.


For more information please contact Mrs. Charlotte Ducuing, tel.: +32 16 32 51 25, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than July 22, 2020 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: July 22, 2020
  • Tags: Rechten

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