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Research assistant position in Management studies at Aarhus University, Denmark 2022


Research assistant position is available for master’s degree candidates in Management studies at the Department of Management, Aarhus University, Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jun 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Management

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

The qualification requirement for appointment as research assistant is a Master's degree.

Candidates who have adequate experience in consumer and marketing research in retailing and the food area are preferred. Experiences and skills in working with Virtual Reality software and tools or a general interest in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills are an advantage. Applicants with working knowledge to handle data, both qualitative and quantitative, including use of basic statistical, quantitative analysis techniques are desired. Applicants are expected to have an understanding of statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS). Good verbal and written communication skills will also be valued.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Management at Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS, invites candidates to apply for a two-year position as a research assistant. The position is full-time and the successful candidate is expected to take up the appointment from June 1, 2022, or as mutually agreed.

The position is linked to the Commercial and Retail Management (CRM) research group and the MAPP Centre. The CRM group conducts research to gain insights into customer behavior in retail environments for deriving effective and efficient strategies for offline, online, and omnichannel retailing. The MAPP centre conducts research on value creation in the food sector and is a world-class research Centre working with questions on consumer behaviour in relation to food and beverages as well as the implications of insight into consumer behaviour for both industry and public policy.

The research assistant will perform tasks in relation to a number of externally funded research projects. This will be primarily but not exclusively the following: a research project investigating several aspects of digitalization and their impact on consumer behaviour in retail environments and a research project on the internalization of externalities during food production. Both research projects include – beside others - studies to be conducted in Virtual Reality (VR) environments investigating consumer responses to several retail marketing measures and store environmental factors.

This will include design, execution and reporting of both qualitative and quantitative studies involving VR usage in collaboration with senior researchers. Danish language skills are a requirement for some of the projects, thus an advantage.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8764

Application Procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)

In addition the following documents can be included in the application:

  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)

Publications. Up to three publications may be submitted. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template

  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS- one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS and the Department of Management have achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, project management, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time.

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit:

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Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information here: find more information about research opportunities at Aarhus University here:

Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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Contact details

Further particulars on the position may be obtained from Professor Sascha Steinmann, email: [email protected]. Queries regarding formalities in the application process and technical issues, should be directed to HR, Marie Louise Lund Pedersen, email [email protected]

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