Research Fellow on Sustainable Development at Lausanne, CH

The International Institute for Management Development is looking for a PhD research fellow to help push the school’s research agenda on Sustainable Development, through the lens of social entrepreneurship and civic wealth creation.

The Research Fellows will be involved in multiple concurrent research projects within the Coca-Cola Foundation Chair in Sustainable Development. They will work closely with Professor Sophie Bacq, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Lead of the IMD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, and also collaborate with a growing network of inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary researchers with whom Professor Bacq engages continuously.

The Research Fellow will help to develop and conduct novel and relevant research for the coming years, including study design, application of the latest research methodologies, data collection, and analysis, as well as the writing of academic- and practitioner-oriented articles, reports, case studies and/or literature reviews, and ensure the successful completion of the publication process in the leading journals of our field. They will also support the integration/transfer of research insights into IMD programs, engagement platforms, and events. 


More specifically, the tasks will include:

  • Familiarize oneself with the latest published research on topics relevant to sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, and civic wealth promptly. 
  • Design research projects, theoretical and empirical. 
  • Collect data, both qualitative and quantitative. 
  • Analyze and draw insights from qualitative and quantitative data in a structured manner.
  • Design interview guides based on the study purpose and latest literature, and conduct interviews. 
  • Write academic articles publishable, and eventually published, in top academic outlets.
  • Write practitioner-oriented articles, reports, case studies, and other forms of output. 
  • Work collaboratively with other researchers at IMD.
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Duration: 3 Years, Fixed-Term contract with possibilities of extension

Job Requirements

Applicants for the IMD Research Fellow position on sustainable development must meet the following criteria:

  • Ph.D. in Management or Entrepreneurship, and/or other relevant discipline (e.g., Economic Development)
  • Record of ability to publish in top peer-reviewed journals
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimum supervision
  • Collaborative and capable of working in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Deadline- and results-oriented
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Full fluency in English.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to submit the following documents for application:

  • letter of motivation and resume in English,
  • copies of their work certificates and diplomas.

However, qualified candidates with a disability (such as dyslexia, sight and/or hearing disabilities, etc) who need a reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, should specify it in their application.

To apply for the Research Fellow on Sustainable Development at Lausanne, CHclick here.

Deadline: June 30, 2024.

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