Legal advisor

Publiée le 21/06/2022

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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.

Within its Legal office at the Central administration, the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Legal advisor. The Legal Advisor will join a dynamic and collaborative team and report to the Corporate Counsel.

If you are a lawyer with experience in contracts and with an interest in research, we are looking for you!


Your Role...

Provide legal advice and support for all types of legal documents and contracts but in particular for research-related contracts. Ensure the development of legal documentation and preparation of contracts, in accordance with legal regulations.

Contribute to projects related to legal activities.

Contribute to decision making, add value to the organization and facilitate the achievement of objectives as well as safeguard the University’s legal position and reputation; ensure legal compliance.

Your Tasks:

Liaising with and assisting the University faculties and interdisciplinary centers, as well as other University services in relation with their legal needs. In particular:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing a broad range of legal documents and agreements, such as research, collaboration, licensing, material transfer, academic, NDAs, service agreements etc 
  • Analyzing and verifying potential risks, proposing solutions
  • Liaising with other University services to provide all-rounded advice on projects, in particular working in close contact with the colleagues in charge of technology transfer, data protection, procurement, tax, human resources, academic affairs, students affairs, finance etc.
  • Advising on different fields of expertise: intellectual property, state aid, public research funding, public procurement, provision of services, academic affairs, creation of start-ups etc.
  • Contributing to the development of the University’s policies, procedures and overarching projects


What we expect from you…

  • Master’s degree in law
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in a similar position
  • Excellent written communication skills in English and French, German would be a strong advantage
  • Solid experience in contracts law
  • Specialization in Intellectual Property Law / Public Law is an advantage
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with attention to details and accuracy
  • Team player, able to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, capable of coping with pressure
  • Ability to work in an autonomous and proactive manner


In Short...

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Foreseen starting date: July 2022
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05023


How to apply...

Applications in French or English should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE 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.


In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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