Legal Expert (f/m/d)

· Graz, ST
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Job title: Legal Expert (f/m/d) 


Job location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI‐ERIC in Graz, Austria


Job purpose: As member of the ELSI Services & Research scientific affair, you will focus on legal requirements for data processing in the life sciences and contribute your foresight.


Details: As work-life balance is a high priority at BBMRI-ERIC less than a full-time contract (40 hours/week) can be agreed. We offer a 2-year contract with the possibility of extension.


Who we are  

BBMRI-ERIC is a European research infrastructure for biobanking and biomolecular resources. We bring together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research. To that end, we offer a broad portfolio of IT services, from online tools and software solutions, to consulting and guidance in areas relevant to medical and health research, quality management services, support on ethical, legal and societal issues. Ultimately, our goal is to make new treatments possible and enable precision medicine to the fullest. 


BBMRI‐ERIC is an inclusive, equal‐opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization. Further information on the aims, mission, governance, and statutes of BBMRI‐ERIC can be found at www.bbmri‐


What makes the job special?

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • with your profound legal knowledge, you will assess existing data access conditions, relevant policies on data management, and data governance models in relation to their ethico-legal readyness
  • the ensurance of ethical and legal compliance in access management and data use for decentralised platforms is your strengths
  • your hands on mentality will facilitate the development of ELSI Recommendations for a platform’s Governance Framework including the technical and organisational safeguards


Other tasks and activities that you expand and further advance:

  • you will drive the involvement of relevant internal and external experts to meet project objectives and related tasks
  • your legal insights will impact stakeholder consultations
  • you will collaborate in an international multi-disciplinary team, spanning 23 Member States and 1 International Organisation of BBMRI-ERIC


In this role your required qualifications and skills are:

  • Experience in legal aspects of data management for the life sciences
  • Basic to excellent knowhow in ethical aspects of data management for the life sciences
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage tasks and tight deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good computer and software knowledge
  • Fluent in written and spoken English 
  • MSc or PhD in law


Bonus qualifications and skills: 

  • Degree in ethics /certification of ethical know how
  • Experience in working with transnational, multidisciplinary groups


Employment terms and conditions 

As we aim to provide a diverse work environment, the work can be performed at the headquarters in Graz (according to COVID-19 protocols) with occasional home office options.


The employment follows the Austrian employment law.


What we offer

€ 60,000.00 as minimum annual gross salary (based on 40 hours/week) for this position (European/international standards for similar roles and responsibilities and requirements considered); final salary dependent on terms of qualifications, experience and your negotiation talent.


Beside the monetary aspect, balance your free time and your working life independently according to your own ideas: With our flexible working hours, you decide when you work outside our core working hours.


We secure your future: with our fringe benefits like complementary health insurance (in addition to public insurance, e.g. ÖGK), and a private pension scheme (your pension can move with you around Europe, which is a huge advantage for our internationally minded team) we take care of your well-being.


Our comfortable office in the heart of Graz’s biomedical community offers an English-speaking work environment with international projects and plenty of networking opportunities.


When you're not working from home, you'll find yourself on the 6th floor in a modern building on the Medical University campus, a bustling area of Graz with excellent public transportation (1 tram and several buses). A parking garage is available as well. Several restaurants, plus a food truck, bakery and grocery store serve the hungry medical professionals, researchers and staff in the area.

To learn more about working at BBMRI-ERIC, visit


Equal opportunities  

BBMRI-ERIC is committed to creating a diverse working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.   


Application procedure 

For applications to be considered, candidates must submit their application via our online portal BambooHR: 

  • A Curriculum Vitae [CV] 
  • A letter of motivation 
  • Supporting documents (for example, certified copies of High School and University degrees,references etc.) 


Deadline for application is the 30th of June 2022; anticipated start of work in July 2022. 

In case of any questions, please contact:  Ulrike Rohrer, HR Specialist (

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    Graz, ST
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