PhD Researcher position at TILEC - Economics of innovation (1.0 fte)

Tilburg University
April 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The selected PhD candidate will join TILEC's interdisciplinary team working on the law and economics of innovation. All types of research interests within the economics of innovation are welcome but preference will be given to candidates whose research proposal has an empirical focus and/or a close relationship to standardization and standard setting. The researcher will be geographically and administratively situated at TiSEM, in the Department of Economics or another relevant department, and will become a junior member of TILEC. The work of the PhD researcher will be supervised by two senior TILEC members.

We look for a highly motivated, inquisitive, enthusiastic, and result-driven PhD candidate. Excellent research skills and analytical abilities are required as well as excellent communication skills. The candidate should be well organized and diligent. In particular, the successful candidate is expected to:

  • perform innovative research leading to a doctoral dissertation in the economics of innovation;

  • regularly present intermediate research results at TILEC meetings as well as international workshops and conferences, with a view to publishing them in top-tier international academic journals;

  • have an interest in and, ideally, contribute to the dialogue between the disciplines of law and economics;

  • become an active member of TILEC, especially by participating in TILEC events and activities, and presenting and discussing research output regularly with the research group.

Candidates for the position must evidence the following qualifications:

  • An MSc or equivalent degree in economics or a related field (ideally a research master degree in these areas), preferably from a highly ranked academic institution;

  • Genuine interest in performing in an interdisciplinary research environment;

  • The ability to identify and formulate a research question that would move the knowledge frontier in the economics of innovation, and to propose a method for answering that research question using the tools of industrial organization;

  • Strong command of English.

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