Post-doctoral Researcher in Digital Strategy and Business Models

Company:LUT University

Location:Finland / Lappeenranta

Discipline:Digital Strategy and Business Models

Employment Type:Fixed-term Full Time


Post-doctoral researcher in digital strategy and business models

The LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to join its research team on the MORE SIM (Modeling reality through simulation) research platform. The research platform conducts interdisciplinary research and research projects that focus on digital technologies that can boost the productivity and impact of Finnish and global industries. The post-doctoral researcher will work on research projects as a project manager and a researcher in collaboration with the LBM staff and researchers from other disciplines. The research team at LBM is led by Professor Paavo Ritala.

We are looking for a motivated person with a can-do attitude who is passionate about new digital technologies and business models and developing them as a collaborative effort between industry and academia. Therefore, we highly value evidence of successful project work and research collaboration/networking. Evidence of international publishing and experience in the acquisition of competitive external funding (e.g. Business Finland, Academy of Finland, EU) are also an advantage. Furthermore, we are looking for applicants with strong skills in research communication and dissemination (offline and online).

The post-doctoral researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the position, such as business administration or industrial management/engineering, the ability for independent scientific work, and the ability to work with different industrial and societal stakeholders.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team of academic experts and develop your academic expertise in digital strategy and business models
  • An opportunity to make an impact on industry and society through research projects
  • A fixed-term contract of 2 + 2 years

The work will start with a six-month trial period on LUT’s Lappeenranta campus in February or March 2021 (negotiable).

The salary is determined according to the salary system for university teaching and research personnel. The pay will include an individual pay component based on performance and competence. The monthly salary of post-doctoral researchers who have recently defended their doctoral thesis starts from 3 804 euros a month (the salary depends on the qualifications and experience of the candidate).

Please read more and fill out the online application form at

The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

For further information, please contact Professor Paavo Ritala (

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