Data Protection & Privacy Specialist

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The Luxembourg National Data Service (LNDS) is an established and financed organization by the Luxembourgish government in November 2022. Our mission is to facilitate and promote the generation of value from public sector data in Luxembourg (and support at the Europe level), aligning with the government's vision to position the country as a leader in the data economy. 

Collaborating closely with public stakeholders and industry partners, we create data spaces to enable efficient and responsible data reuse, playing a vital role in establishing a thriving research and innovation ecosystem. As a provider of services, we support the sharing and reutilization of data for both public and private data partners.  

Additionally, we are committed to becoming a key contributor to the European Data Spaces, outlined in the European Commission's data strategy. By harnessing the potential of data, we aim to accelerate Luxembourg's economic, ecological, and societal transitions in smarter and more sustainable ways.

We are fast growing, from 7 initial employees to 15 in March 2023 and 28 in July 2023. We plan to grow up to 50 by the end of year 2023.

Data Protection & Privacy Specialist

What you will do 

  • Analysis and interpretation of legal and/or ethical requirements based on legal and ethical norms
  • Review of existing guidelines and, where applicable, case law for the implementation of LNDS and the challenges for secondary use of data in general (and big data and machine learning applications in particular)
  • Analysis and awareness of the legal landscape on the national and EU level where relevant for LNDS operations, in particular for secondary use of data and identification of best practices or weaknesses
  • Determining data protection by design and default analysis of planned operations and workflows as well as the support of data protection impact assessments
  • Development of policies and technical requirements frameworks to enable solutions for ELSI compliance for LNDS as well as for national and European projects and initiatives
  • Development of our contribution to practical tools, templates, guidance, training and other instruments for ELSI compliance
  • Contributing to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) / ELSI compliant data governance solutions
  • Participation in ELSI subjects of relevance for LNDS in EU/international projects and initiatives
  • Engagement in national working group(s) on data protection and ELSI in general and support of public sector bodies in solving their ELSI challenges
  • Engagement with citizens, representative groups on the national level (consumer groups, patient associations etc.), data holders, relevant ministries on the national and European level, where applicable the permit authority, the CNPD and CNER as well as European bodies such as the European Commission or the EDPB and contribution to consensus building

Who you are

  • Working experience, for example, as a scientist, data steward or bioethicist and engaged in that role in finding responsible and legally compliant solutions in the research and healthcare context
  • Master’s degree or PhD in life/data sciences, health, bioinformatics or technology
  • Proven experience in working in ethical and legal challenges for research and/or data protection law domains (3 to 6 years)
  • A background in data protection by design and default workflows and/or the ethics and law of data research and Artificial Intelligence
  • You are enthusiastic about the legal aspects of data research or the conceptual and/or technical implementation of data protection principles for workflows
  • Good communication skills (ability to listen, understand and convey your ideas) and the ability to articulate clearly the ELSI needs to various audience (scientist, clients, internal colleagues, …) both in written form and oral training as well as experience in writing academic papers
  • Creative, solution oriented with strong analytical skills and a mindset for quality
  • You have critical thinking, you are adaptable, flexible and you are able to accept and manage changes in the workplace
  • You have cultural intelligence and diversity consciousness
  • You are conscious about time management (becoming more effective and efficient in how you work)
  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient in French and/or German is a strong plus

What we offer

  • Dynamic and innovative work environment
  • Collaboration with diverse stakeholders
  • Inclusive and diverse culture
  • European recognition and impactful projects
  • Shape the future of the data revolution

What sets us apart

The Luxembourg National Data Service is a modern and dynamic undertaking. We embrace a Lean and Agile mindset, combining the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup with the responsibility of a public body on a national mission. We will be a partner of society and industry, collaborating with a hugely diverse group of stakeholders in public research, public authorities, European institutions, academic and private institutions, and small, medium and large companies. Therefore, we have an international and multilingual character. Even in this rather ambitious context, we preserve a warm and personal atmosphere.

Inclusion and diversity are some of our key values. We ensure that everyone has employment and career opportunities in accordance with their skills and aspirations, respecting and being mindful of their individual characteristics. 

Join LNDS and revolutionize the data economy! 

Be part of our dynamic team driving innovation and making a tangible impact. Collaborate on cutting-edge projects, gaining European recognition in the prestigious European Data Spaces initiative.  Shape a transformative future in the data revolution. 

Apply now!

Information for Recruitment Agencies:

LNDS as well as all related entities do not accept any candidate submission from unsolicited third parties. Candidates presented by unsolicited third parties (such as recruitment agencies, head hunters etc.), will not be entered into the recruitment process and will not be considered further. Further on, no contractual relationship will result out of such a submission between LNDS and a third party. LNDS is not obligated nor willing to pay any fee to third parties submitting candidates in this manner. Your data is handled according to the compliance guidelines of LNDS.

Data Processing:

LNDS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities to all prospective employees within the recruitment process. LNDS complies with and supports all national and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination. Please note that LNDS is supported by Serendi for Talent Acquisition Services. As their Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider Serendi is exclusively in charge of the above-mentioned position. Your data is handled according to the compliance guidelines of LNDS. Please see the Recruitment Data Privacy Statement for more information. If you have any questions your recruiter will be happy to help. www.serendi.com

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Data Protection & Privacy Specialist
6, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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The Luxembourg National Data Service (LNDS) is an established and financed organization by the Luxembourgish government in November 2022.

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