Lund University, Faculty of Law, Juridiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Lund University is a full-scale and research-intensive university, and the only Swedish university to be part of the strong international networks League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21 (U21). Lund University has partner universities in close to 70 countries and attracts more international students than any other higher education institution in Sweden.

The Faculty of Law is characterised by internationalisation, the intertwining of education and research, interdisciplinarity, as well as close and boundary-crossing collaboration with wider society. The Faculty’s research environment and PhD-education are markedly international and, alongside the professional law degree, the Faculty offers several international Master’s programmes.

Lund University and the Faculty of Law offer an inclusive work environment that fosters development within the broader dynamic research and innovation area of the Öresund region.

The Faculty of Law is advertising one post- doctoral position within the faculty´s "Quantum Law Project". 


Quantum Law

Subject description

The Quantum Law Project is the first research project dedicated specifically to the study of the legal implications of quantum computing. The project is funded by and forms part of the Wallenberg Foundations’ ‘Initiative for Humanistic and Social Scientific Research in AI and Autonomous Systems’ (WASP-HS). In the course of this 10-year initiative, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation will invest 660 million SEK into research projects that study the ethical, economic, labour market, social and legal aspects of the ongoing technological transformation of society.

Substantively, the Quantum Law Project aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of the legal implications of the emergence of quantum computing with respect to autonomous systems and AI. While the Quantum Law Project aims to carry out a comprehensive appraisal of the legal implications of quantum computing on autonomous systems and AI, the project focusses on three questions in particular: How does quantum computing affect the practice of law? How does quantum computing affect the legal process? How does quantum computing affect metaphysical assumptions about law? The activities of the Quantum Law Project are coordinated by Associate Professor Valentin Jeutner.


Mainly research but work duties include teaching for up to a maximum of 20 percent of working hours and external engagement. 

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to conduct independent research in the field of quantum law, broadly construed as the field of study concerning the relationship between law and quantum technology. In light of the on-going research activities of the Quantum Law Team, project proposals concerning the implications of the emergence of quantum computing technology on intellectual property law are of particular interest to the research group.  

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities. Work is to be carried out primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Teaching staff employed as a post doctoral researchers are offered the opportunity to undertake further training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least three weeks within the scope of their employment.


A person shall be qualified for appointment as a postdoctoral fellow who has been awarded a doctor’s degree in legal science or a degree deemed equivalent to a doctor’s degree in legal science. Evidence substantiating that these qualifications requirements have been met must have been received at the latest three working days after application deadline´s expiration. An applicant who has completed a doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline´s expiration is primarily eligible. Where special grounds exists, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Special grounds include leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, positions as elected representative in trade union organisations, mandatory service in connection with total defence preparations, or comparable circumstances, and practical training or other services/tasks of relevance for the advertised position.

 For a post doctor at Lund University, the general qualification requirements concern being suitable for and having the ability in general that is needed to satisfactorily carry out the duties of the appointment in question.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for the current position are a good ability to develop and carry out high-quality research in the field of quantum law, broadly construed as the field of study concerning the relationship between law and quantum technology. The primary focus of the assessment shall be on research expertise.

Particular emphasis will be placed on a candidate’s knowledge of and previous engagement with questions concerning the relationship between law and technology.

Emphasis will be placed on the submitted plan of the research project. 

Application process

The application shall include:

  • personal letter
  • a brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate
  • certificates from other experiences and skills relevant for the advertised position
  • a plan of the research project (including plan of publications) the candidate wants to pursue as a post-doctoral researcher (max. 5 pages). The plan must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian.
  • list of the PhD thesis and two other academic texts the candidate wishes to submit for assessment
  • the PhD thesis and two other academic texts
  • short description of teaching qualifications

Please note that documents submitted or drawn up as a result of this vacant employment position (such as applications, expert opinions and minutes) as a general rule are public. The documents may thus (with the exception of documents that are classified as confidential) be read upon request.


Fixed-term employment, two years. The appointment can be extended if special grounds exists. 


The position is based on a collective agreement between the social partners (trade unions and employer´s organisation) dated 19 November 2021. 

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-09-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/614
  • Associate prof. Valentin Jeutner, +46 46 222 11 18
  • HR- manager Jenny Lindskog, + 46 46 222 10 04
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 02.Mar.2022
Last application date 27.Apr.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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