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Research assistant (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - in the field of civil law, corporate law and information law

Department of Economics, Institute of Business Law - Prof. Blocher - temporary, full-time (currently 40 hours per week)

Application deadline:


Start of recruitment:

as soon as possible

Reference number:


Applications to:


Full-time, the position is limited until 31.12.2020 as part of the project "DLT Basic Research" (§ 2 Abs. 2 WissZeitVG). The preparation of a dissertation is part of the project work.

Your tasks:

  • Scientific collaboration in two sub-projects as part of the above-mentioned project:
    1. Crypto-Assets - Blockchain-supported assignment of rights to persons (about two thirds)
    2. Changes in market structures and processes through the use of blockchains / smart contracts - C2B instead of B2C
      (about one third)

The requirements:

  • Academic university degree in law or business law completed with above-average success

Advantageous are:

  • Additional knowledge in the field of information science
  • Prior knowledge in the field of distributed ledger technology
  • Prior knowledge in one of the areas of economic analysis of law, competition law or competition theory/industrial economics
  • Strong scientific interest
  • Good knowledge of the English academic language
  • A thorough and independent way of working
  • A high degree of organizational skills
  • Basic programming experience

We offer:

  • An interdisciplinary, dynamic research environment characterized by collegiality
  • A semi-structured doctoral training program together with other doctoral students from different disciplines researching in the field of DLT/blockchain


If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Blocher, Tel.: +49 561 804 2186, E-Mail: DLT-Ausschreibung[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, is at your disposal.


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In the interests of equal opportunities, the University of Kassel strives to offer women and men the same development opportunities and to counteract existing disadvantages. The aim is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude and qualifications are given preference. Full-time positions are generally divisible. Please only send us copies of your application documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed; they will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations. Applications with informative documents should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number in the subject line, also in electronic form.