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University of St. Gallen / Research Associate in Strategic Management


The Institute of Management at the University of St. Gallen | Chair of Professor Ambos seeks to hire a

Research Associate in Strategic Management

PhD Position (70%)

immediately or by mutual agreement.

The position is associated with the study for a doctorate in business administration.

Our offering:

  • Challenging research according to international standards (basic and applied research) on topics of strategic management (especially Global Strategy, Global Cities, Strategy in Uncertain Times, Future of Mobility)
  • Writing of scientific publications and participation in international conferences
  • Support in teaching at Bachelor, Master and PhD level (assistance in courses; supervision of Bachelor/Master theses)
  • Collaboration in company cooperations and research consortia


  • Completed university studies with honors in economics or a related field
  • Interest in scientific working methods; if possible, first experience (e.g. in a master thesis)
  • Knowledge of statistics (focus: quantitative research methods)
  • Very good knowledge of German and English (Level C1 or higher), oral and written


Before you submit your application, please ensure that your degree matches the formal requirements to enroll in a PhD program at the University of St. Gallen:

Please send your application documents (curriculum vitae, references, letter of motivation and an abstract of your Master's thesis) by e-mail or by conventional means to Natasha Senn, natasha.senn@unisg.ch.

We will review applications as they arrive and until the position is filled. Please indicate the earliest date you could start working.

You can find more information about us and our institute on our website: www.ifb.unisg.ch

Universität St.Gallen | Institut für Betriebswirtschaft | Dufourstrasse 40a | 9000 St.Gallen | www.ifb.unisg.ch