Research Associate Accounting and Finance

To strengthen the Accounting & Finance area Vlerick Business School is looking for a Research Associate.

Your responsibilities

As researcher in the Accounting and Finance area, you will…

  • Conduct research on topics related to financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, in close collaboration with the Center for Financial Services. This includes more specifically:
    • Performing research projects:
    • Desk research: e.g., finding and synthesising relevant publications
    • Collecting data/field research (survey, secondary data, contacting research partners,…)
    • Analysing data
  • Disseminate knowledge by writing papers, reports and articles, social media and present research findings to both business and academic audiences
  • Provide support in student projects (screening, guiding students, critical reading,…)
  • Provide support for our teaching activities, both in executive education and in MBA/Master courses  

Your profile

  • You have a Master degree and a research mind-set
  • You have an affinity with management
  • You have good analytic skills
  • You want to conduct research which is relevant for both the academic and the business worlds
  • 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 and computing skills
  • Located in either campus Gent, Brussels or Leuven    

Our offer

  • Autonomy, responsibility and challenging work
  • The opportunity to become a content expert
  • Interesting contacts with the business world
  • A competitive compensation and benefit package
  • The possibility to prepare for a PhD  


Please send your CV and motivation letter to
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Research Associate Accounting and Finance

& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times Economist Intelligence Unit