AI Legal Researcher (f/m/d) Vollzeit

Are you a skilled lawyer with a passion for shaping the legal landscape of artificial intelligence? Do you have genuine interest in developing legal standards for AI and exploring the ethical boundaries of large language models and AI? If so, the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH) invites you to join our innovative Research Team for Deep Learning and Certification.


SCCH is an internationally renowned research institution located in Hagenberg, Upper-Austria. With a rich history of collaboration with industry leaders and academic institutions, we specialize in advanced software technologies, focusing on areas such as artificial intelligence, data science, and deep learning. Our mission is to drive technological innovation and create tangible impact through research excellence.

Position: AI Legal Researcher

As an AI Legal Researcher within the group of Deep Learning and Certification, headed by DI Dr. Bernhard Nessler, at SCCH, you will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge projects that shape the legal framework for artificial intelligence. You will work alongside a dynamic team of experts, collaborating with the JKU LIT Law Lab, Austrian Standards, TÜV AUSTRIA and other renowned organizations and researchers in the field. You will have the chance to contribute to both fundamental research in AI-regulation and all fields of law surrounding AI and the development of practical solutions for the certification of AI.

You will…

  • develop legal standards and guidelines for the use and deployment of AI systems, with a focus on large language models and other advanced AI technologies.
  • analyze the legal implications and ethical considerations related to AI, including privacy, bias, transparency, and accountability.
  • collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of researchers, engineers, and policy experts to ensure legal compliance and ethical practices in AI development and deployment.
  • conduct research on emerging legal issues and provide recommendations on adapting legal frameworks to keep pace with technological advancements.
  • publish research findings in legal journals and present at conferences to contribute to the legal and AI communities.

You are…

  • well-educated with a Master's degree in Jurisprudence (Mag.iur.) or equivalent degree in law with a specialization in technology ethics, technology law, intellectual property, or related fields.
  • strongly interested in AI technology, including large language models, machine learning, and deep learning concepts.
  • familiar with legal frameworks and regulations related to AI, data protection, intellectual property, and technology ethics.
  • an excellent analyst with research-skills and with the ability to understand complex legal and technical concepts.
  • a strong communicator (verbal and written), with the ability to present legal research findings to diverse audiences.
  • able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment and contribute to cross-functional teams.

We offer…

  • a stimulating and collaborative research environment, working alongside renowned experts in the field of AI and law.
  • the opportunity to shape the legal landscape of artificial intelligence and contribute to groundbreaking research.
  • access to cutting-edge technologies and resources for conducting legal research in the AI domain.
  • collaboration opportunities with leading academic institutions and organizations.
  • company events, pleasant working atmosphere, social benefits.
  • family-friendly and flexible working hours (flexitime without core time).
  • possibility of teleworking.


The minimum gross salary is € 3,490.85 per month (14 times per year) for full employment. The actual salary depends on the qualifications of the applicant.

We would like to increase the proportion of women in our organization and would be particularly pleased to be able to fill this position with a female researcher.

Are you interested? Apply and send the application documents (CV + a cover letter highlighting your expertise in AI law and your interest in shaping the legal standards for AI, and any relevant publications or projects you have contributed to) to We are looking forward to an interview with you.

For further information please visit our homepage or feel free to get directly in contact with DI Dr. Bernhard Nessler for any questions you may have.

Join us at SCCH and play a crucial role in developing legal standards for AI, exploring ethical boundaries, and ensuring responsible AI practices in the digital era.

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