Research Scientist in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Company:University of Luxembourg

Location:Luxembourg / Kirchberg

Discipline:Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Employment Type:Fixed Term Contract


Research Scientist in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

(Valid from 16/06/2022 to 16/07/2022)

Language: English (UK)

Country: Luxembourg

Organisation data: Department of Economics and Management (DEM)

Job Number: UOL05028

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Duration : 24 Month

Schedule Type: Full Time

Work Hours : 40.0 Hours per Week

Expected Start Date: 01/09/2022

Job (internal): Research scientist

Functions: Researcher

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance is searching for a Research Scientist to conduct research in the broad area of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and contribute to teaching and development in the Department’s undergraduate programs.

Your Role...

The Management Group within the Department of Economics and Management is looking for a Research Scientist in Innovation and Entrepreneurship who will conduct impactful research leading to publication in leading business and management journals, deliver strong teaching and student experience in business education and contribute to program development, and finally acquire external research funding through active engagement with Industry and funding agencies. An intermediate position between a postdoctoral fellowship and an assistant professorship, the Research Scientist offers more academic independence than a traditional postdoctoral position, while assuming some greater responsibilities.

Educated in Business Administration, Management or Economics, the selected candidate will engage in and contribute to the three missions of Research, Education and Outreach:

  • Research: perform and administer high-quality scientific research intended for publication in the premier business and management journals, with a focus on entrepreneurship and Innovation. While the selected candidate will be working under the responsibility and supervision of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation professorial team, there will be ample freedom to develop and pursue the candidate’s own research agenda and engage in internal and external collaborations
  • Education: engage in the teaching activities of the Department for up to 150 hours per year, with a specific focus on the Bachelor in Management, where contributions to both teaching and program development are expected
  • Outreach: initiate, support, and develop research grant applications, in close collaboration with the industry and third-party funding agencies. In particular, the selected candidate will engage in research projects in early phases, identify funding opportunities, apply for and enable successful grant applications, and possibly manage research funding


  • A PhD in Business Administration, Management, Economics with a focus on quantitative research methods
  • Demonstrated excellence in designing and developing autonomous research projects
  • Record of published and forthcoming articles in relevant journals, or at least an articulated publication strategy and a promising pipeline with articles under review
  • Proven teaching ability and experience at the undergraduate level, in foundational topics such that Mathematics, Statistics, Programming, Introductory Data Analysis…
  • Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment and collaborate across disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire external funding from national and European research agencies as well as from private sources through Industry engagement

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Foreseen starting date: September 2022
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL05028

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
  • Excellent facilities including personal work space at the University
  • A wide network of academic, institutional and corporate partners
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries and benefits based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A motivation letter with a description of research interests and future outlook
  • Two recent research papers
  • Contact details of three references

For further information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Nicolas Jonard (, Chair of the Department of Economics and Management.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 15 July 2022.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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