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Research Assistant, Strategy and International Business 50 %

For supporting our ongoing growth of activities in research, education and creating impact, the Department of International Business is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Assistant.

School: School of Management and Law
Starting date: April 2022, or by mutual agreement

Your role

  • Conduct research within international business, strategy, innovation, or related fields
  • Support existing research projects as well as project pipeline development
  • Engage into data collection, literature research, and conceptual development
  • Articulate findings and analysis, and produce publications and products, including organizing and participating in events, trainings and workshops
  • Liaise with industry leaders and experts and partner organisations
  • Support the Head of Department and the Head of Development & Services in operational tasks
  • Provide support in administrative matters and office management

Your profile

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, ideally in the field of business or engineering
  • Interest to develop a research agenda in international business, strategy, innovation, or related fields
  • Initial experience in research projects and project management skills an advantage
  • Strong command of English language and excellent writing skills are expected, good knowledge of German language is a plus
  • Team player and problem-solver with a can-do attitude, ability to multi-task efficiently, comfortable taking initiative and working with minimal oversight
  • Flexibility in engaging into a part-time role (can be well combined e.g., with postgraduate studies)

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

The ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is one of the leading business schools in Switzerland with internationally recognized Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, as well as cooperative PhD programs and well-established life-long learning programs. As the first business school at a Swiss university of applied sciences, the SML meets the high standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Since 2020, the SML has been included in the Financial Times Ranking of the best European business schools. Our main principle, ?Building Competence. Crossing Borders." underpins the high quality of our educational programs and research and reflects our global mindset and aspirations. The SML will host the upcoming European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference in 2022.

The School's Department of International Business (AIB) has the following organizational units: The International Management Institute, the Center for Corporate Responsibility, the International Education team, as well as the International Development & Projects team. In addition to its main mission in research, teaching and outreach, the department is responsible for the School's internationalization activities and the strengthening of its networks of leading universities and corporate partners worldwide.

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Rahel Schnydrig
Head, Development & Services
International Business


Regina Peil
Recruiting Manager


ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur Region of Winterthur/Schaffhausen 8400