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Legal Trainee | Rechtsreferendar/in Data Privacy & Tech Law

Intern / Student, Full-time · Berlin

About Apheris
At Apheris, we are empowering organizations to jointly analyze their data while protecting intellectual property and preserving data privacy. We are building the foundation on top of which organizations collaborate on data and distribute the resulting value.

Our product allows companies to develop new data-driven business models and create entirely new data marketplaces. Via leveraging cutting edge technologies like decentralized computation and cryptographic approaches, we open-up privacy-preserving data ecosystems within and between institutions. This allows data scientists to analyze third-party data without direct access to it. Owners of big amounts of sensitive data on the other side can unlock value by providing their data via the Apheris platform without risking their intellectual property. We have set up such data ecosystems for top 10 pharma and chemical R&D enterprises and are ready for more.
Enabling new ways of collaboration and innovation is not just our purpose, collaboration is as well one of our core values. We are driven by impact and strive for the impossible. We build a safe environment for our team where we are responsible together and everyone commits to take up ownership. Together, we create a whole that is far more than the sum of its parts. We are always hungry to learn and stay humble while we grow.

Our team of world-class researchers and engineers at the intersection of data privacy, cryptography and computational sciences is backed by some of the world’s best investors and tech leaders like LocalGlobe, Twitter chairman Patrick Pichette and MuleSoft founder Ross Mason. With their help, we currently focus on productization of a general-purpose tech core and on winning our next 10 early customers. If you want to join us in our exciting and rapid growth phase and collaborate with us, we would love to get to know you.
About the role
As a Legal Trainee at Apheris you take your data privacy and research skills into practice and substantially impact our product. You work with our Product Team on implementing state-of-the-art data privacy standards into our platform and support our Head of Legal in all legal aspects of a fast-growing tech start-up.
What you will do
  • Work on data privacy aspects across our product, data science, software development and business teams
  • Draft legal statements, whitepapers and customer specific material on data privacy and compliance topics
  • Research on German, EU and international regulation and legislation around our business-related topics
  • Support our Head of Legal in all legal aspects of a fast-growing tech start-up, including corporate law, labour law, public funding and IP related topics
You should apply if
  • You have achieved your first state examination with great success
  • You have previous experience in data privacy and/or tech law
  • You are fluent in legal English and open to the language of the tech world
  • You are a creative mind, into deeply technical problems and ready to venture off the beaten track
  • You are a people’s person and enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international teams
Bonus points if
  • You have an ongoing or completed research project with touchpoints to data privacy and/or artificial intelligence
  • You have coding skills or a technical degree on top of your legal qualification
If you do not match 100% of the above requirements, but you think you fit this role, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value the right people and search based on your personality, potential and motivation to learn and grow. Together we can adapt the role in a way that is meant for you!
What we offer you
  • A fun and diverse team of smart and driven people
  • Regular team lunches and social events
  • Daily fresh fruit, drinks, coffee (and an occasional beer)
  • Inspiring office space in the heart of Berlin directly at the river (Paul Lincke Ufer)
  • Possibility to work remotely
About us
We are inspired by complexity and driven by impact – apply now and join a team that is set to build the next large tech company!
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