Tuesday, 13 October 2009

PhD assistant position: Research on Chinese FDI in Europe



From: Academy of International Business List [mailto:AIB-L@LIST.MSU.EDU] On Behalf Of GUGLER Philippe


Ph.D. Research Position at the Center for Competitiveness of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)


Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation

The Center for Competitiveness of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) invites applications for a 2-year full-time research Ph.D. position beginning in 2010. A third year is not excluded.

Job Description:

We are looking for candidates who can maintain a stream of quality research and deliver high quality research in the research Field of Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in Europe with a special focus on their impact on competitiveness of host countries, in particular Switzerland.


The thesis will be written in English. The position is a 100% research Ph.D. position and is affiliate with  the Center of Competitiveness. The position is fullly funded for two years by the Swiss National Science Foundation (a third year is not excluded).  The salary is competitive and in the range of around 40,000 CHF per year (brutto). The person we hire will have a completed master degree.


To be registered as a phd candidate at the university of Fribourg: Candidates who have a master degree from the University of Fribourg should comply with the acceptance requirements of the University of Fribourg. Candidates who have a master degree from another university need to provide a statement that he/she would be accepted at a phd candidate in his/her home university.


Start of the project: 2010 (starting month to be determined). For more information  about the Center for Competitiveness, please visit http://www.unifr.ch/competitiveness and http://www.unifr.ch/pes


Please apply directly by e-mail and sending (1) your motivation letter, and (2) your CV/resume directly to Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler (Philippe.Gugler@unifr.ch ).


Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler
Center for Competitiveness
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
University of Fribourg - Switzerland
Bd Pérolles 90
CH - 1700 Fribourg
tel. +41 26 300 82 26


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