Research and Development Specialist in Criminal and legal theory

Research and Development Specialist in Criminal and legal theory
Region: Luxembourg (country)
Required experience: None
Environment: Academic
Contract: Temporary position (Full-time)

Company description

If you choose to study or do your research at the University of Luxembourg, you will be part of a young and dynamic institution seeking growth, to which you, as a student, researcher or lecturer, can contribute, and actively participate in its development process. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the heart of Europe, a multilingual country and headquarters of many European institutions and businesses, offers a particularly interesting setting. Therefore, the University of Luxembourg resolutely seeks an international, multilingual vocation and founds privileged partnerships . Since August 12th 2003, the university offers Bachelor and Master Degrees, and Doctorates in line with the Bologna agreement as well as other specific courses . Research focuses on certain priori…

The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for Research and Development specialist to conduct research in the fields of criminal and legal theory.

Your Role...

The Research and Development specialist will be working under the supervision of Professor Johan van der Walt and colleagues working with him in the fields of criminal law and legal theory. In particular, the R&D Specialist will:

  • Conduct research on different topics within the areas of criminal law and legal theory and the interdisciplinary intersection between these fields
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications, workshops and conferences (organize workshops, seminars and conferences; edit the publication of the research results)
  • Offer research assistance and coordinate young researchers working in the same field
  • Participate in the preparation of research proposals within the research fields specified above


We are looking for a candidate with a Masters-degree in Law, preferably with a specialization in criminal law and/or legal theory.

We will in particular be searching for a candidate with the following professional and personal profile:

  • Broad intellectual curiosity and self-motivation
  • Proven ability to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

How to apply...

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system and include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Van der Walt, email:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 30 May 2024. Please apply formally through the HR system. 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.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Research and development specialist
  • Job Reference: UOL06432

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Excellent facilities including personal workspace at the University
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer

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