ific assistant position / doctoral position in the field of law, and economics (m/w/d)

University of St. Gallen
March 17, 2023
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ific assistant position / doctoral position in the field of law, and

economics (m/w/d)

35-60% (unbefristet, by 01.03.2023)

Your tasks

As an assistant researcher in the field of law, economics, and technology, you will do research and support teaching in the areas of platform regulation with a view to fundamental rights and democracy, digital markets regulation with a Global South or comparative perspective, issues related to gender equality and digital technologies, intellectual property and the cultural and knowledge economy from international and developing economies' perspectives, and rights- driven data and AI regulation issues. You will provide organizational support to teaching activities and administrative matters. You will have the opportunity to collaborate in publications and dissemination activities as preparation for research talks and academic contributions to the policy arena. Furthermore, you will have the chance to research related topics of your own interest. You will be working with Mariana Valente, assistant professor for international economic law and law & economics.

Your profile

You are a curious and creative person who likes to get to the bottom of complex issues. You are interested in interdisciplinary issues, especially in the intersection of law, economics, new technologies, and development issues. You are interested in the law as an instrument for social and economic change. You have great English skills in written and oral forms and have a flair for good writing. You have a Bachelor's or a Master's degree with very good grades, show commitment, appreciate working independently, are flexible, and are a team player. Prior experience or research focus on the abovementioned themes, and some knowledge in either Portuguese or Spanish are appreciated, though not mandatory.

You will start work, preferably in March or April 2023. The working hours are flexible, and a partial home office is possible. Depending on your time commitment, you should generally be present in the office in St. Gallen once or twice a week and be available to support classes and other activities in person on set dates.

You will be part of a small team with a special connection to Brazil that also aims to strengthen the academic relationship between Switzerland and South America. The team belongs to the IFF-HSG, where more than 40 researchers deal with societal challenges at the intersection of law & economics. For more information on the Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law and Economics (IFF-HSG), please follow this link.

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. Mariana Valente Assistant Professor of International Business Law Tel.: +41 71 224 26 13 [email protected]

«I am delighted that you are interested in this position at our University and would be pleased to meet you soon.»

Ladislava Metzger Administrative Institutsleitung Tel.: +41 71 224 25 20 [email protected]

«We are looking forward to receiving your application for this position.»

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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