Postdoctoral Researcher in Criminal Law, Enforcement and Technology

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Criminal Law, Enforcement and Technology

    The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct legal research in the framework of two projects on challenges for enforcement resulting from new technologies. The first project (ELEVADMIN, financed by the EU Commission) concerns gathering of electronic evidence in administrative punitive investigations (protection of EU financial interests, market abuse, competition, taxes and customs). The second project concerns the legal aspect of the use of AI (machine learning) in anti-money laundering compliance. It will be conducted in the framework of the National Centre of Excellence in Research in Financial Technologies (NCER-FT). The NCER is a hub of excellence in financial technology research and innovation, education and training, business development and thought leadership, focused on interdisciplinary research blending Technology, Finance and Law. It is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche.

    Your Role...
    The Postdoctoral Researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Stanislaw Tosza. In particular, the Postdoctoral Researcher will be in charge of:

    - Conducting research and contributing to other activities falling into the scope of the research projects, in particular: drafting the questionnaire and project research papers, prepare comparative analysis of the national reports, prepare the scientific materials of project meetings; contributing to project events’ organisation
    - Conducting own research in the related topics and publication of articles in scientific reviews and contributions to conferences
    - Assisting with teaching activities, one to three hours a week and contribute to tutoring students
    - Contributing to preparing further research proposals under the leadership of Prof. Stanislaw Tosza
    - Offering research assistance and coordinating young researchers working in the same field

    We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in Law, preferably with a specialisation in EU/international/national criminal law/criminal procedure and/or IT/law&technology. Candidates who finalised their PhDs and only wait for the defence or are about to finalise the PhD may also be considered.

    In particular, the following requirements apply:
    - Strong interest in criminal law or procedure, data protection, and/or digital technology, as well as in interdisciplinary research; academic or practical experience in topics linked to the reseach will be considered an advantage
    - Proven ability to autonomously conduct research at a post-doctoral level
    - Fluency in written English; good understanding of a second language, preferably French or German, would be considered an advantage
    - Excellent communication and writing skills
    - Good IT skills
    - Curiosity and self-motivation
    - Proven ability to work individually as well as part of a team

    In Short...
    - Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
    - Earliest start date: May 2023
    - Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
    - Location: Kirchberg
    - Job Reference: UOL05616

    The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 79095 (full time)

    In particular, we offer:

    - An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work on criminal law and enforcement challenges resulting from newest technological developments within a multidisciplinary team crossing boundaries between law, finance and technology
    - Excellent facilities including personal work space at the University
    - The University is an equal opportunity employer

    How to apply...
    Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system and include:
    - A motivation letter
    - A copy of the PhD diploma or a letter indicating the expected defence date
    - A detailed curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography of published works
    - Copy of a publication
    - The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

    For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Stanislaw Tosza, email: [email protected]

    To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 31/03/2023. 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.

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