Graduate Assistant in Strategic Management and Innovation
Université de Lausanne
Lausanne, Suisse
vor 19 Tg.


The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study.

Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.


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

Job information

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 : 100%

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

Supervisor : Professor Annamaria Conti

Required Profile

  • 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, Economics of Science.
  • Expertise in empirical research methods is essential, especially in quantitative approaches. The candidate should be comfortable with econometric and statistical methods.
  • Your responsibilities

  • 50% of the position’s time will be dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies.
  • 50% of the position's time will be dedicated to work on projects with Professor Annamaria Conti and 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 :
  • Statement of purpose (Cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proposal of a potential thesis topic please follow the guidelines
  • All the grade reports of your MA and BA degrees.
  • 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 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.

    Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

    We thank you for your understanding.

    The Research Team

    Examples of papers by Annamaria Conti in subjects related to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic 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. We conduct research on the sources of firms’ long term competitive advantage and sustainable performance.

    Members of the Department have published in leading international outlets such as the Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, or 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.

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