Senior Research Fellow in Technology and Law
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Law
Belgium

The KU LEUVEN Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) is a research unit of the Faculty of Law. The Centre is affiliated to imec (research group on security & privacy) and a member of both the Leuven Centre on ICT (LICT) and Leuven.AI. CiTiP has over thirty years of experience in conducting research into the legal and ethical aspects of innovative technologies in both the public and private sectors. The Centre currently consists of over eighty researchers involved in interdisciplinary projects funded by 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.

Responsibilities

The ongoing digitization and increasing automation transform society and human practices in many ways. These transformations challenge existing legal and regulatory frameworks and require appropriate governance.  The selected research fellow will work on research projects related to such transformations in different domains, such as healthcare / health research, employment, and critical infrastructures.

The research position involves the following tasks:

  • Conducting fundamental and applied research in ethical and legal aspects of technological developments, often in cooperation with computer and data scientists;
  • Acting as a point of contact for and engaging with CiTiP’s partners in research programmes;
  • Publishing research results in high quality peer-reviewed national and international journals; presenting research results at national and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Generating and pursuing original research ideas for new research projects;
  • Engaging in science communication towards non-legal experts, stakeholders and the general public (e.g. through CiTiP’s blog);
  • Building research collaborations nationally and internationally; facilitating and participating in crosscutting research collaborations as appropriate;
  • Contributing to the overall activities of the Centre (taking on limited educational and teaching assignments, contributing to grant applications, participating in thematic team meetings, setting up internal workshops);
  • Coaching junior researchers and managing internal research clusters;
  • Helping design and conducting innovative, world-class research and securing additional funding;
  • Representing the Centre in various fora, such as expert committees, policy groups and advisory boards at national and international level.

Profile

Candidates will hold a master’s degree in law and a doctorate. They will have solid knowledge of European law. Familiarity with philosophical ethics or with science and technology studies will be considered as an important asset.

Offer

  • A stimulating and dynamic work environment characterized by a unique mixture of independence, trust and support;
  • A favorable remuneration for engaging and enriching work (senior level: monthly gross salary of €4.200-€5.500) with numerous benefits such as end-of-year bonus, holiday bonus, paid leave, flexible holiday periods, insurance, mobility incentives, and discounts for sports and cultural facilities;
  • Experience is an asset and can be considered;
  • Access to all facilities offered by the University;
  • Full-time employment at KULeuven, with a fixed term contract for one year, yearly renewable if both parties agree.

Interested?

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Anton Vedder, tel.: +32 16 32 69 23, mail: anton.vedder@kuleuven.be or Mrs. Edith Appelmans, tel.: +32 16 32 07 78, mail: edith.appelmans@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than April 12, 2021 via the
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.
  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: April 12, 2021
  • Tags: Rechten


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