Job Vacancy - Legal Researcher in Comparative and European Labour Law at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Institute of Labour Law and Civil Law at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main in Germany chaired by Professor Dr Bernd Waas is looking for an exceptional Legal Researcher (salary pay grade E13 TV-G-U, 80 % part-time) to contribute to the research work of a project at the earliest possible start date until 31.12.2016.

The successful candidate will contribute to the work of a research project of the European Labour Law Network (ELLN) on “Restatement of Labour Law in Europe”. The project aims to provide a comprehensive comparative review of the EU Member States’ and candidate countries’ national laws in “the definition of employee/worker” and “atypical forms of employment”.

Labour law experts from all EU Member States and from the candidate countries are participating in this project. Additional partners to the project are the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the Confederation of the German Employers’ Associations (BDA), the European Association of Labour Court Judges (EALCJ), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). The project is funded by the European Commission.

The successful candidate will provide support to the Coordinator of the European Labour Law Network, Professor Dr Bernd Waas, and will manage, review and edit the reports of the national experts, as well as prepare these and the “Restatements” for publication.

This challenging work requires successful completion of the First German State Examination in law or an equivalent university degree in law and a strong interest in labour law. Expertise in comparative and European labour law is a plus. Excellent knowledge of English and good communication skills are required. Furthermore, applicants must be able to organise his or her activities independently and with great diligence while working as part of a team. The applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Prior experience in editing and proofreading legal documents for publishing and work experience in an international environment are desirable.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application with all supporting documents by email to ( by 31.01.2015.

Application: Jan 31, 2015