PhD Position – Privacy and personal data protection legislation in connection with smart technologies (energy and transport) – VUB

The multidisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) is an independent entity within the Faculty of Law & Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). With more than 45 researchers at all levels of experience, LSTS has become a prominent European research institute in the area of technology regulation. The team is led, both administratively and academically, by Prof. Serge Gutwirth and Prof. Paul De Hert. The staff comprises several postdoc researchers, PhD researchers, associated researchers and affiliated professors. Research staff at LSTS have backgrounds in a number of areas, including law, ethics, philosophy, political science, sociology, chemistry, criminology, and others. Great emphasis is placed on incorporating a multidisciplinary perspective in all our work.

Candidate requirements
Candidates are expected to possess the following qualifications:

  • a master’s degree in law, criminology, sociology, ethics, or STS, preferably with a specialization in technology, awarded by the deadline for applications;
  • relevant working experience;
  • demonstrate enthusiasm by contributing to ongoing research activities and attracting external funding for research projects;
  • fluency in English, and the ability to conduct research in at least one other language;
  • excellent organisational and communicative skills;
  • the ability to work independently, under pressure, respect deadlines, and produce quality work.

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