As a corporate lawyer, you support the various research departments and central services regarding research projects, national and international collaborations with third parties, as well as the day-to-day operation of the company.

The projects in which the legal department provides assistance and advice range from research in the deep subsurface to research projects for devices in space; from assignments of private and public clients established in the local region to clients established in the Middle and Far East; from drafting an agreement for the development, licensing and/or export (Dual Use) of state-of-the-art technology to drafting a lease agreement for a foreign PhD student or guest researcher.

You relieve your internal clients (researchers, business developers, project managers, support services, management) of administrative legal matters that are not directly related to his or her project.
You will pro-actively provide legal support, give advice within the organization in the context of contract negotiations and you will be involved in various projects as a consultant.

You draw up (commercial) contracts, review them and/or provide the necessary input.
You are interested in public procurement, intellectual property and national and European subsidy schemes. You follow trends, you develop an active network and you ensure that you are constantly informed about the legal framework.
You actively contribute to the functioning of the service and help make it more efficient in supporting the organization by elaborating optimization proposals.
Together with your colleagues from contract administration and the public tenders cell, you will be part of the 'support services' that are responsible for the administrative support of the organization in all its parts.

  • You are a Master of Law and have several years of relevant work experience.
  • You are preferably familiar with public procurement and have knowledge of intellectual property law and (national and international) subsidy schemes.
  • You have an analytical and generalist attitude
  • You are communicative and easily make contacts.
  • You are customer-oriented and work diplomatically and result-oriented.
  • You can work in a team, are an enthusiastic initiator and can also work autonomously.
  • You master Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

  • A position in an eminent client-oriented organization, in the area of innovative technology research and science-backed consulting.
  • The opportunity to contribute to putting Flanders on the international map as active knowledge region and thus contribute to sustainable development.
  • An interesting salary package complete with extralegal benefits