The group on Management and Performance of Research and Higher Education Institutions led by Dr. Benedetto Lepori, invites applications for one post-doctoral position in the area of research policy and funding studies. The group is one of the main research centers in Europe on research policy and higher education studies. It is part of the Centre for Organizational Research at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Lugano in Switzerland, a leading research and educational center in the field of organizational studies.
More information on on-going projects and publications can be retrieved here.
The successful candidate will work on different national and European projects dealing with the analysis of research policy and research funding. Your tasks will include collection of data on policies and funding, as well as their (quantitative and qualitative) analysis in order to provide both policy and scholarly outputs.
Basic requirements for an application are the following:
- a PhD in economics or social sciences (completed by the start date of employment).
- Excellent knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of quantitative methods.
Other preferential selection criteria are the following:
- track record of international publications.
- research experience in the domain of research policy or higher education studies.
The position will be full time for a two-year period (with possible extension for further two-year) under usual contractual conditions of the University of Lugano. Start date of the employment in fall 2014.
Deadline for applications – September 30th, 2014.
Information about the application procedure and necessary documents can be found here (pdf).