Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doc in IT Law, University of Tartu (Estonia) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF)

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    31/07/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Estonia, Tartu
    University of Tartu
    School of Law

The IT law program at the University of Tartu invites expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship.


The University of Tartu is Estonia's leading research and development institution with more than 1400 Doctoral candidates conducting research at the university each year. More than 100 doctoral degrees are defended annually (more than half of the total number in Estonia). The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1% of the world's most-cited universities and research institutions in the fields of Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Environment/Ecology, Plant and Animal Science, Geosciences, Social Sciences (general), Biology and Biochemistry and Engineering (ISI Web of Science 2013). A total of 20 of our scientist belong to the top 1% of most quoted scientists in the world.


The IT Law Program at the University of Tartu is a research and study program created in 2014 with the aim of producing highly qualified legal specialists in the field of Information Technology Law (IT Law).


We expect the applicants to have a deep interest in undertaking research on a specific problem in the area of IT Law and the ambition as well as ability to explore it on the highest academic level. The fellows will work as part of a team at the IT Law Program of the University of Tartu, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary group of scholars from other universities and organizations.


While conducting their research, MSCA Fellows will work in cooperation with their supervisor and co-supervisors. Interested candidates -if successful- will be working under the supervision of Martin Ebers, professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu and permanent research fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Prof. Ebers is also co-founder and president of the Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS).


Candidates are expected to work in the field of IT law. We welcome expressions of interest on the following topics and related areas (non-exhaustive):

  • Legal aspects of Big Data;
  • Internet of Things;
  • AI and robotics;
  • Blockchain;
  • Legal tech or other new technologies.


Candidates will also benefit from a wide range of research and academic activities and collaboration in with other research projects in the field of AI, robotics and platform regulation.


We are looking for talented and innovative young legal scholars, strongly committed to high quality frontier research and able to add new insights to our IT law research team. Only candidates with an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in top-quality journals will be considered.


What are we looking for?


We are looking for candidates who:

  • are interested in applying for MSCA-IF European Fellowships;
  • have a PhD (in law) or at least 4 years’ full-time research experience by the call deadline (9 September 2020);
  • have not lived in Estonia for more than 12 months in the 3 years before 9 September 2020;
  • are committed to live in Tartu (Estonia), during the fellowship;
  • show an interest in our research areas and demonstrate a solid background that matches, complements and adds to the research areas;
  • are proficient in English (both written and spoken).



Selection process


Interested candidates are asked to submit:

  • CV with list of publications
  • Brief outline of the research plan (max. 2 pages).
  • Cover letter (1 page).


Please submit your documents via e-mail to martin.ebers@ut.ee by July 31, 2020.


After online interviews, successful applicants will be approved to have Tartu University as host institution and invited to complete their full application for the grant deadline (September 9, 2020).



All information related to the MSCA-IF application and eligibility can be found here. If selected, we kindly invite the applicant to carefully read the MSCA-IF Guide for applicants.


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