The University of Mannheim is one of the leading universities in Germany with approximately 12,000 students in five schools. Particularly in business and economics as well as in the social sciences the university ranks among the top institutions both at national and international level. More than 2,600 employees profit from an exciting work environment with numerous benefits.
The Chair of Marketing and Innovation of Professor Dr. Sabine Kuester at the University of Mannheim has an international focus and is well connected to partners in academia and practice. To complement our team, we are looking for a

Research Associate / Doctoral Student (m/f/d)
– Entry Date Flexible –

  • Interesting research topics at the intersection of marketing and innovation management
  • Teaching and research in a dynamic and internationally oriented team
  • Close collaboration with Professor Dr. Sabine Kuester on empirical research projects

What will be your responsibilities at the chair?

  • Work on your own dissertation thesis (aim: completion within 3 years)
  • Teaching assistance for Bachelor-s, Master-s and Doctoral courses
  • Initiation and work on research projects with the aim to present them at conferences and publish them in international journals
  • Acquiring research-related third party funding or conducting a teaching-related corporate project
  • Collaboration in the chair-s administration (e.g., Public Relations or Finance) and student support

  • You are 2 to 6 months before graduation.
  • You will graduate with a university degree (Diploma, Master-s degree or similar) in Business (or adjacent fields) and have obtained an excellent academic record.
  • You are a motivated, engaged and independent team player with the ability to work in national and international teams of researchers.
  • You are fluent in English and ideally in German as well and gained further experience during exchange semesters and/or internships.

  • 75% position (E 13 TV-L)
  • Internationally oriented team
  • Valuable contacts in academia and practice
  • Young and motivated team
  • Multifaceted work
  • Structured and directed PhD program