Research Associate EGS

To strengthen the Entrepreneurship, Governance and Strategy Area, Vlerick Business School is currently looking for a junior scientific staff member.


  • Conduct research on entrepreneurship in collaboration with faculty and other researchers. This includes more specifically:
        *   Planning research projects, especially regarding challenges for high-potential young companies and forecasts entrepreneurs prepare for their venture capitalist investors
        *   Performing research projects (eg on entrepreneurs’ pitches to angel investors)
        *   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 for our teaching activities, both in executive education and in MBA/Master courses


  • You have a Master degree (preferably with an economic or psychology background) 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 EGS

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