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HEC Lausanne - PHD position in Research on Development and Grand Challenges

  • 1.  HEC Lausanne - PHD position in Research on Development and Grand Challenges

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    UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

    Job Information

    Expected start date position: 1 February 2022 or a mutually agreed time

    Contract duration: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years (max. funding period is 5 years)

    Place of work: University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), Dept. of Strategy, Globalization, and Society (SGS)

    Type of position: Between 70-100%

    Salary: According to legal stipulations: https://www.unil.ch/srh/files/live/sites/srh/files/03_Infos_administratives/Bareme_assistants_doc_2016.pdf

    Supervisor: Prof. Sonja Vogt


    Your responsibilities

    • 50% of the assistant's time will be dedicated to completion of doctoral studies in either Management or Economics.

    • 50% of the assistant's time will be dedicated to providing teaching, administrative, and research support for the supervisor. 

    Your qualifications

    In order to expand our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills: 

    • Master's in management, economics, organizational behavior, psychology, development studies or equivalent.

    • Fluent in English.

    • An interest in development research (e.g. poverty, public health, sustainable land management, global supply chain, corruption), willingness to travel to the Global South.

    • Strong quantitative skills with an interest in experimental methods, digital data, and RCTs.

    • Must apply at the appropriate time and be accepted to the doctoral program in either Economics and Management.

    What the position offers you

    We offer an outstanding working environment in a multicultural, diverse, and dynamic academic setting, as well as numerous opportunities for further academic and professional training.

    Contact for further information

    For any complementary information, please contact by email Sonja Vogt (Sonja.Vogt@unil.ch).

    Your application

    Deadline: 31 October, 2021 at 6 PM CET.

    Please, send the following documents in pdf format:

    • Letter of motivation
    • Brief explanation of potential thesis topic (2 pages maximum)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • One letter of recommendation (included in the application or via email to Sonja.Vogt@unil.ch)
    • Copies of university diplomas and degrees; transcripts (indicating marks/grades achieved)
    • MSc thesis or an example research project 


    Only applications through this website will be taken into account. We thank you for your understanding.

    Additional information

    Information about the Faculty of Business and Economics is available here: https://www.unil.ch/hec/en/home.html

    Information on the Department of Strategy, Globalisation and Society (SGS) is available here: https://www.unil.ch/sgs/en/home.html

    Information about the doctoral program in Economics is available here: https://www.unil.ch/hec-phd/en/home/menuinst/programs/phd-in-economics.html

    Information on the doctoral program in Management is available here: https://www.unil.ch/hec-phd/en/home/menuinst/programs/phd-in-management.html

    Information about Sonja Vogt is available here: https://sonjavogt.wordpress.com/  and https://pacelab.org/.  


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


    UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity: www.unil.ch/egalite

    UNIL supports early career researchers: www.unil.ch/graduatecampus

    Patrick Haack
    University of Lausanne