Research Assistants within the Centre for Integrative Innovation Management

Company:University of Southern Denmark

Location:Denmark / Odense

Discipline:Integrative Innovation Management

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Research assistants within the Centre for Integrative Innovation Management
Odense, Denmark

Job Description

Research assistants within the Centre for Integrative Innovation Management

The Centre for Integrative Innovation Management at the Department of Business & Management, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for one or more position(s) as research assistant(s) within the Centre for Integrative Innovation Management. The position(s) are located in Odense and are vacant from July 1st, 2023, or soon after and have a time limit of one year.

Job description

The Centre for Integrative Innovation Management is a cross-disciplinary research group where we focus on a set of issues within innovation management. We adopt a cross-disciplinary research approach because understanding and stimulating innovation from the initial idea to the fully commercialized or implemented innovation requires the combination of management, marketing, and sometimes technology. For more information on the Centre please visit the Centre website.

DBM works both quantitatively and qualitatively to build bridges between applied and fundamental research. The Department hosts seven vibrant research units (Accounting, Centre for Integrative Innovation Management, Consumption, Culture & Commerce, Finance, International Business & Entrepreneurship, Management of People, and Strategic Organization Design) whose work is anchored in an understanding of the relationships between markets, organizations, and individuals. It encompasses a variety of areas from mathematical models of financial decision making to new exotic forms of behavioral and sustainability issues and it encourages synergy between research, teaching, and knowledge exchange.

What will you be doing?

As our new research assistant, you may be assisting the research unit with a variety of tasks such as:

  • teaching assignments,
  • supervision of students’ seminars, projects, and thesis,
  • assisting researchers with research projects including project administration and report writing
  • maintaining, collecting, processing, and analyzing data for research projects,
  • supporting research management with administration tasks.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for ambitious and committed candidates, who can work systematically and structured as the job requires an independent approach. To fulfill the requirements of the positions, we expect you to be physically present at SDU Odense daily.

The chosen candidate should have a master’s degree within social science or similar education with a basic knowledge of innovation management and should be able to communicate in both Danish and English.

It is important for the department that applicants have good interpersonal skills and are dedicated to take part in the everyday academic and social environment of the Center for Integrative Innovation Management and at the department.

For further information, please contact Head of Centre for Integrative Innovation Management, Professor Mette Præst Knudsen by email at

How to apply for the position?

The employment takes place in accordance with a collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations for academics in the state with the associated circular on the protocol for the job structure for academic staff at universities and the provisions for the position of research assistant, as described herein.

For more information on the department guidelines for qualification and recruitment please visit our website.

An application must include:

  • Motivated cover letter
  • Detailed CV highlighting any experiences with research support. Education and work experience must be specified with month and year.
  • Academic certificates/Diplomas. As a master’s degree is a requirement for this position, please indicate if you haven’t finished this yet, with information on when you will be able to provide us with this diploma.

You must upload two files: Motivated cover letter and CV including other documents that must be included in the assessment.

Open the link "Apply now", where you fill in the application form and upload your two files.

Documents should not contain CPR number. If so, the CPR number should be crossed out.

All uploaded files mush be in Adobe PDF format.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.

The University of Southern Denmark wants to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourage everyone regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKADEUS.

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