Doctoral fellow with experience in trade law and digital issues (100%)
The Faculty of Law offers a doctoral position under the project 'Trade Law for the Data-Driven Economy' funded by the European Research Council and under the leadership of the Principal Investigator Mira Burri. The employment is to start on 1 September 2021 and planned for the duration of 3 years.
Job descriptionThe ERC project 'Trade Law for the Data-Driven Economy' is in the area of global economic governance. It seeks to (1) enhance our understanding of the implications of digital disruption for trade law and vice versa, including through a thorough analysis of all existing trade rules that matter for data, as it flows across borders and is regulated domestically; (2) boost our toolkits for tackling the tensions inherent to the data-driven economy by mapping and analyzing all available mechanisms for reconciling economic and non-economic objectives, with a strong focus on data protection but including also other values, such as freedom of speech, that may be important for national constituencies; and ultimately, (3) suggest design for trade law that can be sustainable in an environment of fluid technological change.
The project is planned for 3 years and will be conducted by a small team based at the University of Lucerne.
- Completed Master's degree with excellent grades
- Knowledge and interest in international trade law or data protection law; law and technology issues
- Ability to discuss/write/present scientific results in English
- Highly motivated, reliable, efficient and able to work independently
- Trained in Microsoft Office
- A three-year contract, to fulfil a PhD degree
- Dedicated supervision of the PhD thesis by Prof. Dr. Mira Burri and an opportunity for active involvement in the project's research agenda
- A stimulating working environment with scientific exposure
- An excellent working space at the University of Lucerne and access to a wide range of academic activities (research seminars and workshops), as well as training in specific scientific skills and career development
- A salary in accordance with the regulations of the University of Lucerne
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application consisting of a single PDF including:
- A letter of motivation
- Curriculum vitae
- Certificates (Bachelor and Master) with detailed transcripts of records and grades
- Samples of written work
- A letter of recommendation