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University of Lausanne
Graduate Assistant in Strategic Management and Innovation
University of Lausanne
Founded in 1537, the University of Lausanne is composed of seven faculties where approximately 12,400 students and 2,300 researchers work and study.
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Localisation: Lausanne, Suisse
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Graduate Assistant in Strategic Management and Innovation

HEC Lausanne, Department of Strategy

The Department of Strategy at HEC Lausanne solicits applications for a PhD position in Strategic Management and Innovation.

Starting date: August 1, 2019, or by agreement.  

Contract duration: The initial contract is 1 year. The contract can be renewed for 2 x 2 years. The maximum funding period is 5 years.

Location: University of Lausanne, Faculty for Business and Economics, Internef Building. The research activities will be carried out in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the candidate should take residence.

Type of position: This is a fully funded position (100 percent).

Salary: 65’000 CHF (first year) – 75’800 CHF (fifth year)

Supervisor: Professor Annamaria Conti

Required Profile for the PhD position:

  • A master’s degree in Management or Economics.
  • Fluency in English.
  • A passion for research.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • An interest in the following topics: Strategy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Economics of Science.
  • Expertise in empirical research methods is essential, especially in quantitative approaches. The candidate should be comfortable with econometric and statistical methods.

Job Description:

  • Part of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies. The successful candidate will work on projects with Professor Annamaria Conti. The other part will be dedicated to providing administrative, teaching and research support for the supervisor.

Application procedure:

  • Please submit the following documents through the Unil applications website by February 20, 2019:
  1. Statement of purpose (Cover letter)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proposal of a potential thesis topic (please follow the guidelines: https://hec.unil.ch/attachments/doctorats/MGT_Guidelines_for_a_Research_Proposal.doc)
  4. All the grade reports of your MA and BA degrees.
  5. A pdf copy of your MA thesis or other research-oriented output (e.g. BA thesis, seminar papers, etc.). This document must be single-authored.
  • Candidates must also submit simultaneously an application to the PhD Program in Management through its official website (https://www.hec.unil.ch/cand_doct/offres and then select the option: PhD in MANAGEMENT - Autumn 2019) by February 20, 2019. Please indicate Prof. Annamaria Conti as your choice for thesis supervisor. The application will require documents (1) to (4), combined in one single pdf.

The Research Team

Examples of papers by Annamaria Conti in subjects related to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economics of Science can be found at:




The Department of Strategy

The Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society of the Faculty for Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment. We value the diversity of the expertise of the members of the department as well as the diversity of the departments at the Faculty of Business and Economics. We have a collegial atmosphere that makes it easy for us to carry out our research. Among others, we conduct research on the innovation strategies that firms, and particularly startups, pursue to improve performance outcomes, the actions taken by governments to foster innovation, and the role of universities in promoting education as well as innovation. Members of the Department have published in leading international outlets such as the Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, and Organization Science.

Located at Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Jura Mountains and the French Alps, Lausanne is a beautiful and cosmopolitan spot to live and work.

Information on HEC Lausanne is available at: http://www.hec.unil.ch/hec/home?set_language=en&cl=en

Information on the Department of Strategy is available at: http://www.hec.unil.ch/sgs/home

Information on the doctoral program in Management is available at: https://www.unil.ch/hec-phd/home.html

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University of Lausanne encourages applications from women.

Application deadline and contacts:
Please submit applications by February 20, 2019. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Prof. Annamaria Conti (annamaria.conti@unil.ch).

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