Research Assistant and PhD Student «Digital Platforms and Ecosystems» (m/f/d)

University of St. Gallen
April 16, 2023
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Research Assistant and PhD Student «Digital Platforms and Ecosystems»


70 % (unlimited, by June 1st 2023 or under mutual agreement)

Your tasks
  • Conducting leading-edge research according to international standards in the field of strategic management, with a particular focus on digital platforms and ecosystems
  • Your research is expected to focus primarily on digital platforms and ecosystems in the financial sector. Potential research areas include (but are not limited to): How can established banks cope with increasing digitization and successfully design their own ecosystems? How do new digital offerings and FinTech companies affect existing players in the industry? How do new technologies such as blockchain affect the strategies of established firms in the financial sector?
  • Writing of scientific publications and participation in international conferences
  • Collaboration in company cooperations and research consortia
  • Support in teaching at bachelor, master and PhD level (assistance in courses; supervision of bachelor/master theses)
  • Candidates for this position are expected to enroll in the PhD program in Management at the University of St. Gallen, with the doctoral supervisors being Prof. Christoph Lechner and Prof. Tim Meyer
  • Your profile
  • Outstanding master's degree in business/management, economics or a related field from a leading university or business school
  • Strong interest in digital platforms and ecosystems
  • Strong analytical mindset and quantitative skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and aptitude to think about complex ideas
  • Previous research experience, especially with analyzing datasets, ideally in an academic environment
  • First practical experience in a profession closely related to strategic management
  • Organized, proactive and hands-on attitude towards work
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills in English (German is a plus)
  • The candidate will be affiliated with (and physically located primarily at) the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FSI-HSG), which develops know- how at the intersection of finance, management and law. The center focuses on interdisciplinary research in the areas of FinTech, sustainable finance, digital ecosystems and platform economies, regulation of financial services and markets, entrepreneurship, and private markets. The center also strives to further improve the education of HSG students in current topics of the financial industry and to foster cooperation between university and practice.

    The candidate will also collaborate closely with the Institute of Management and Strategy (IfB-HSG), which is the University of St.Gallen's primary institution for research, teaching and practice collaborations in the field of strategic management. The candidate will benefit from hands-on experience with research methods and opportunities to work closely with international partners from the world's leading academic institutions. The work environment is informal, intellectually stimulating, and exciting.

    Before you submit your application, please ensure that your degree matches the formal requirements to enroll in a PhD program at the University of St. Gallen

    We will review applications as they arrive and until the position is filled. Please indicate the earliest date you could start working.

    You can find more information about us on our websites: FSI-HSG, IoMS-HSG

    We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here

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    At the HSG, as Europe's leading business university, we operate in an entrepreneurial environment where you will meet highly qualified, ambitious experts - both regionally and internationally. For example, you benefit from a modern IT infrastructure and, in our library via HSGswisscovery, from nationwide access to the wealth of scientific information available.

    Executive Education

    We support internal and external executive education opportunities. Our internal executive education programme offers you a practical, dedicated and didactically mature transfer of knowledge in the form of seminars, e-learning, coaching and collegial advice. We support task-specific external training and executive education financially as well as with regard to the time required.


    We promote our culture of cross-functional collaboration and create space for forging valuable relationships - also with external partners. Regular exchanges and internal events help to strengthen these relationships and make them long-lasting.

    Family & Career

    We provide our employees with flexible work time models with a variable number of hours per week. As a family-friendly employer, we offer part-time positions, 16 weeks of maternity leave and a subsidised crèche, as well as support with childcare during the vacations.

    Equal Opportunities

    The University enables equal opportunities for all employees and students. This applies to degree courses and work, as well as academic careers, university management positions and the reconciliation of studies, work and private commitments. We are committed to this with various measures in the areas of teaching, research, administration and the Presidency.

    Fit and Healthy

    We help you stay fit and healthy. In addition to our diverse range of sports activities at the university, most of which are free of charge, and campaign weeks for corporate health management, we also offer you fruit in the workplace. In our canteen you will find a wide selection of freshly prepared meals - from vegetarian to fish dishes - at discounted prices.

    Further information on working at the HSG can be found here.

    For job-related questions

    Prof. Dr. Meyer Tim Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Tel.: +41 71 224 71 96 [email protected]

    «I look forward to your application for this challenging and exciting position.»

    Elvedina Sljivar Co-Leitung Fachbereich HR Tel.: +41 71 224 70 34 [email protected]

    «We are looking forward to your application.»

    Your place of work University of St.Gallen

    «A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.

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