Postdoctoral Researcher in Data Economy : Organization, Innovation and Regulation

Company:HEC Lausanne

Location:Switzerland / Lausanne

Discipline:Data Economy : Organization, Innovation and Regulation

Employment Type:Full-time, or part-time by agreement


Postdoctoral Researcher (SNSF Senior Researcher)


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

Department of Strategy, Globalisation and Society

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. Department members publish in the top journals in strategy and management, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal to name a few.

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.

Job information

Starting date: September 1st, 2022, or by agreement

Contract duration: The initial contract is 1 year. The contract can be then extended until the end of the project (December 31st, 2024)

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: Full-time, or part-time by agreement

Group leader: Professor Christian Peukert

Your responsibilities

  • 100% of the postdoctoral researcher’s time will be dedicated to research and related activities
  • Part of the project “Data Economy: Organization, Innovation and Regulation”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation

Your qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, Management, Marketing, Law, Data Science, Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Strong research interest in platforms, data and artificial intelligence, privacy
  • Very strong background in quantitative research methods, mostly empirical
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in high-profile journals
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluency in English

Research Team

You will be part of a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation on “Data Economy: Organization, Innovation and Regulation”.

The Principal Investigator of this project is Christian Peukert, Associate Professor for Digitization, Innovation and Intellectual in the Strategy Department of HEC Lausanne. His research studies how digitization affects consumers, firms and markets, published in journals such as Information Systems Research, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, and International Journal of Industrial Organization.

You will have access to an interdisciplinary environment through the Enterprise for Society Center (E4S). We have excellent data sources and generous research funding.

More information can be found at: and

Contact for further information

Inquiries about the position should be sent to

Your application

Deadline: July 31st, 2022

Please submit the following documents through the UNIL applications platform.

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Copies of university diplomas and degrees
  4. PDF of Job Market Paper and/or doctoral thesis or other research-oriented output (e.g. MA thesis, policy papers, etc.)
  5. Two academic reference letters

Additional information

Information on HEC Lausanne is available at:

Information on the Department of Strategy is available at:

Publications by members of the Strategy Department can be found at:

Information on the doctoral program in Management is available at:

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

UNIL supports early career researchers.

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