Graduate Assistant in Accounting and Control

Company:HEC Lausanne

Location:Switzerland / Lausanne

Discipline:Accounting and Control

Employment Type:80% the 1st year, then 100%


The Department of Accounting and Control of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne invites applications for a

Graduate Assistant in Accounting and Control (Ph.D.)

Date of start: 01.09.2022 or to be agreed
Duration of contract: 1 year. This contract is renewable twice for two years. The total maximum duration is 5 years.
Employment rate: 80% the 1st year, then 100%
Work location: Lausanne Dorigny

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or in a closely related field (Finance, Information Systems, Economics, Management) with a very strong academic record
  • Genuine interest in accounting research
  • Excellent command of English
  • Strong quantitative skills. Programming skills are an advantage (Python, R, Stata).
  • Eligible to enter the PhD program of the Faculty of Business and Economics and willing to complete a doctoral thesis in the area of Accounting or Control

Job description

  • Attractive working environment with a strong focus on current topics in international accounting research. Participation in international courses and conferences will be strongly supported. The PhD program provides students with core competencies in research methods as well as sound knowledge of the institutional details in their field.
  • A maximum of 50% of the regular working hours will be spent on the realization of a doctoral thesis in Financial Accounting
  • A maximum of 50% of the regular working hours will be spent assisting with teaching or research tasks (teaching activities under a professor’s responsibility. Research work that is not linked to personal research and technical or administrative tasks that pertain the department’s teaching or research activities)

Application material

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Nicolas Rudolf, e-mail :

Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of motivation describing your career plans and reasons for being interested in the PhD program
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation written by faculty members that can judge your academic potential
  • University transcripts including detailed grades
  • A short presentation of a doctoral thesis project in conformity with the following directives: (presentations which do not respect these directives will be refused by the Doctoral Commission).

Applications should be sent only through the Unil website, position 19391. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered.

Deadline for applications 31.05.2022

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.

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