Research Assistant - Competition Law

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-04-2020
  • Posted
    Sep 10

Position description

BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, is looking for a research assistant to reinforce its Legal and Economic Department, in particular on files related to competition law and regulation in the digital economy. The main role is to undertake research and support the competition law team.

The tasks of the position will include:

  • Carrying-out research on the role of competition law enforcement and regulation in the digital economy, with a focus on online platforms;
  • helping develop an interdisciplinary approach to competition law and other relevant areas of law, such as data protection and consumer law and their enforcement;
  • analysing and writing reports about relevant academic literature and studies.

The main qualifications we are looking for are:

  • an advanced University degree in Law or Economics with a specialisation in EU competition law;
  • research experience in an academic institution and/or practical experience in the application of competition law would be an advantage;
  • excellent analytical and writing skills in English; knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage;
  • a proven ability to understand, appreciate and explain complex legal and economic questions;
  • a demonstrable interest in new technologies, articulating and defending the consumer interest and ensuring a fair digital transformation of our society;
  • good organisational/project management skills;
  • ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • team player; ability to perform under pressure; well organised.

What we offer:

  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to the promotion of the interests of consumers;
  • Networking opportunities with numerous stakeholders and decision makers;
  • A full-time contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits, extra-legal paid leave, flexi-time).

Application instructions

Applications for these positions should be sent by 4th October 2020 by e-mail to [email protected] with the respective subject line: Research Assistant – Competition Law.

The first round of interviews is expected to take place the week of 12 October.

Please note that due to the volume of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Your application should include the following documents (with your name as title):

  1. A short motivation letter;
  2. A detailed curriculum-vitae;
  3. In a separate file, answers to the following questions:
  • Why would you like to work at BEUC?
    • Briefly explain the main reasons that motivate you to work at BEUC (maximum 150 words).
  • Why should BEUC appoint you?
    • Tell us why you think we should appoint you rather than other candidates (maximum 150 words).
  • What are, according to your analysis, the most important challenges EU consumers currently face in the digital environment and how can EU decisionmakers address such challenges (maximum 250 words)?

Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.

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