Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Law
Université du Luxembourg
Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
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The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a PhD candidate to conduct research in the context of the Doctoral Training Unit on DIgitaLisation Law And INnovation (DILLAN).

Your Role...

The doctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Mark Cole with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Law.

The doctoral researcher’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of regulation of machine learning technologies and specifically possibilities and limitations of an EU framework in this context.

The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be jointly-supervised with another university.

The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc. S / he shall contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

The doctoral researcher will benefit from being part of large research group comprising several PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers working on related topics of digitalization.

Being part of the project will allow the doctoral researcher to enhance his / her knowledge-base and experience; working on the various aspects of the project will not only strengthen his / her academic profile, but also give him / her access to (and the chance to critically engage with) some of the most renowned experts in the field.


We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated interest in academic research. In particular, the following requirements apply :

  • A Master’s Degree in Law.
  • The PhD candidate should have a strong interest in interdisciplinary research, especially with computer scientists.
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment : Fluency in English and a good knowledge of French as working languages, an additional language is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 36 Mois (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Employee and student status
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Job Reference : UOL05123
  • The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 3802896 full time

    In particular, we offer :

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises)
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University is an equal opportunity employer
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