Research Assistant and PhD Student «Strategic Forecasting» (m/w/d)

University of St. Gallen
March 17, 2023
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Research Assistant and PhD Student «Strategic Forecasting» (m/w/d)

35-70% (unlimited, by 01.07.2023)

Your tasks
  • The person will assist Professor Murmann in research, teaching, and company projects.
  • Doing leading-edge research according to international standards
  • Writing of scientific publications and participation in international conferences
  • Candidates for this position are expected to enroll in the PhD program in Management at the University of St. Gallen, with the doctoral supervisor being Prof. J. Peter Murmann.
  • Your profile
  • Outstanding Master's degree from a leading university or business school
  • Intellectually curious and interested in thinking about complex ideas
  • Strong interest in the research topic of strategic forecasting and heuristic decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to write scientifically or for other forms of publication
  • Demonstrated aptitude to work on analytical problems
  • Stays self-organized and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Pays strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a proactive, hands-on mentality attitude towards work and asks questions early
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Has strong statistical skills
  • Research experience
  • Communicates fluently in German and English
  • Important : Prior to applying, please check with the admissions and crediting office, whether your academic CV is compatible with the University's admission regulations for PhD: [email protected]
  • Professor Murmann, who has spent 20 years in the USA and 12 years in Asia Pacific and has a strong network of collaborators across top universities around the world, has embarked on an exciting new research project that has the promise to both make a fundamental contribution to science as well as to be highly practical and help companies improve their strategic abilities. Building on earlier work in scenario planning, the project has two themes: It seeks to improve the strategic forecasting skills of individuals and groups in organizations and examine ways how individuals and groups can improve their forecasting skills regarding major environmental trends that will affect the company's business. Second, it aims to develop so-called frugal heuristics for making decisions. This topic sits at the intersection of strategy, psychology, economics, and statistics. The research associate would join the project team.

    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. Peter Murmann Managing Director Tel.: 071 224 23 64 [email protected]

    «Wenn Sie Teil unseres Teams werden möchten, freue ich mich auf Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen»

    Christina Frei Assistentin Tel.: 071 224 23 57 [email protected]

    «Ich freue mich sehr auf ihre Bewerbung auf diese herausfordernde, vielfältige und spannende Stelle.»

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