Research Associate

To join our Area Technology and Operations Management, we are looking for a Research Associate (m/f) in the field of Business Process & Business Architecture Management.


As a researcher in our research centres with company members (i.e. Centre for Excellence in Business Process Management / Centre for Excellence in Enterprise Architecture), you will:

  • Conduct research on business process management and enterprise architecture for the research centre activities in close collaboration with faculty members and other researchers. This includes:
    o Planning research projects
    o Collecting data and conducting field research (survey, interviews, contacting research partners,…)
    o Desk research: e.g., exploring and synthesizing relevant publications
    o Analysing data and developing relevant and interesting insights
    o Writing reports and papers
  • Serve as a key contact person for the member companies of our centres
  • Organise workshops and events for member companies of our centres
  • Disseminate knowledge by writing papers, reports and articles, the use of social media and by presenting research findings to both business and academic audiences
  • Provide support to student projects (coaching students,…)
  • Provide support to our master and executive teaching activities


  • You have a Master degree
  • You want to conduct research that is relevant to both academics as well as businesses
  • You have an affinity for management
  • Prior knowledge about the research topic is not required, but a strong plus
  • You have an open, collaborative communication style
  • You are proactive in thinking and doing
  • You have well-developed analytical skills
  • You like to write and present
  • You can work autonomously, but are also a good team player with an opinion
  • You are flexible in thinking and doing
  • You are customer-oriented and like to work in an international context
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch, both written and spoken
  • You are interested in starting a PhD after 1-2 years
  • You are located in either Vlerick campus Ghent, Brussels or Leuven

Our offer

  • Autonomy, responsibility and challenging work
  • Multi-faceted job in a compact and motivated team
  • Interesting contacts with the business world
  • Competitive compensation
  • The possibility to prepare for a PhD
  • The possibility to develop yourself and become an expert in your field of study


Please send your CV and motivation letter to
More information:

Research Associate

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