Post-doc or Senior Research Associate

To join our Area Accounting & Finance, we are looking for a Post-doc or Senior Research Associate (m/f).


As a post-doc or senior researcher in the Accounting and Finance area, you will

  • Conduct research in collaboration with faculty and other researchers. This includes more specifically:
    o Planning & performing research projects, in close cooperation with our corporate sponsor(s) in the domain of strategic risk management and board risk oversight
    o Conduct desk research: e.g., identifying and synthesizing relevant literature
    o Collecting and analyzing data from field research, surveys, secondary data,…
    o Writing both academic and applied research papers that report the research findings
  • Disseminate knowledge to a business audience by writing research for business papers, executive reports and articles, and summarize/present research findings to both business and academic audiences
  • Stay up to date about the trends and dynamics in the financial services industry

  • Provide general support for the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services activities


  • You have a Master/PhD in business economics or a related field
  • Business experience or knowledge of the financial sector is a strong plus
  • You have a broad interest in the financial services sector (macro-, financial-, business- and operations aspects)
  • You want to conduct research which is relevant for both the academic and the business world
  • You have a strong business/client focus with good communication skills
  • You have good analytic skills
  • You are fluent in English
  • You can work autonomously but you are also a good team player
  • You have a proactive attitude
  • You have good writing skills
  • Located on either campus Ghent or Brussels

Our offer

  • Autonomy, responsibility and challenging work
  • The opportunity to become a content expert in a highly relevant knowledge domain
  • Interesting contacts with the business world
  • A competitive compensation and benefit package


Please send your CV and motivation letter to
More information:

Post-doc or Senior Research Associate

& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times Economist Intelligence Unit