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Job Opening: Post-doctoral Researcher in Accounting (Switzerland)

  • 1.  Job Opening: Post-doctoral Researcher in Accounting (Switzerland)

    Posted 06-22-2021 11:07


    UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


    The Department of Accounting and Control (DAC) invites applications for a

    Post-Doctoral Researcher in Accounting


    Job information

        Date of start:                     01.01.2022 or to be agreed
        Duration of contract:          2 years (for the duration of the funding)
        Employment rate:             100%
        Work location:                  HEC Lausanne-UNIL, Anthropole Building


    Your responsibilities

    70% of the time will be allocated to research and teaching activities linked to the research project granted by the Sandoz Family Foundation – Monique de Meuron programme to the supervisor, Professor Gaia Melloni.
    The specific research programme that Prof. Gaia Melloni was awarded is in the field of sustainability accounting and looks at the incorporation of social and environmental information into traditional financial reports and approaches that make possible to track organizations' financial performance alongside their environmental and societal impacts.
    A second main area of investigation explores whether businesses that have adopted sustainable behaviours have been more resilient during the Covid-19 crisis.
    More information are available here:

    30% of the time will be allocated to research and/or other related activities.


    Your qualifications

    •    PhD degree (or near to completion) with excellent skills of quantitative data collection and analysis;
    •    Strong interest for research in the fields of Sustainability accounting, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) disclosure and/or performance measurement, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
    •    Skills in textual analysis, coding and programming language (e.g. Python) and/or data mining, machine learning.
    •    Fluency in English and strong academic writing skills.


    What the position offers you

    We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

    Contact for further information

    For further information about the position, please contact Professor Gaia Melloni. E-mail" target="_blank" rel="noopener">

    Your application

    Deadline : 30.09.2021

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation, university transcripts, job market paper and/or other working papers.  

    Applications should be sent only through the UNIL website, position no. 17302. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered.


    Additional information

    University of Lausanne

    HEC Lausanne

    Department of Accounting and Control


    UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

    UNIL supports early career researchers.

    Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

    Janet Su
    HEC Lausanne