Research Associate in Consumer Marketing

The Area Marketing is one of the five Areas at Vlerick Business School. This Area is dedicated to create and offer knowledge by executing long-term academically valid and practically relevant research projects. The Cluster for Consumer Marketing, Retail & Branding, one of the research units of the Area Marketing,  is currently looking for a Research Associate to carry out research projects focused on consumer marketing.

Your responsibilities

  • Your core responsibility consists of working on research projects on consumer marketing in close collaboration with partner companies (customers) of Vlerick Business School.
  • Next to creating managerial research reports and presentations, you actively contribute to academic output based on your research.
  • You pursue a perfect balance between scientific rigour and managerial relevance.
  • You have a potential interest in pursuing a PhD.
  • You act as a guide and junior coach in (marketing) management & research projects that are carried out by students of Vlerick Business School for companies  
  • You provide support to professor’ teaching activities.
  • You help to establish and maintain a close relationship with the business partners of the School.

Your profile

  • Master degree with good academic results.

  • You have good statistical skills.

  • You can work with statistical software programs such as SPSS or SAS.

  • You have a proactive attitude.

  • You have excellent English and Dutch writing skills and are fluent in spoken English and Dutch.

  • You want to conduct research in academically valid way that is also business-relevant.

  • You can work in an independent way (supervised by a professor) on projects that are assigned to you.

Our offer

  • A challenging job in a dynamic, professional and international environment.

  • The opportunity to become a content expert in consumer marketing.

  • A to Z responsibility for innovative projects, backed up and coached by an experienced team.

  • Excellent business networking opportunities.

  • A competitive compensation and benefit package.

  • The possibility to prepare for a PhD.


Send your CV and cover letter to:
For more information regarding this open position, please contact Prof Dr Frank Goedertier via e-mail:, or telephone: +3216248877


Research Associate in Consumer Marketing

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