Are you pursuing or have just finished a master degree in subjects such as economics, political science, sociology or business administration? Are you interested in learning more about a career in academia? Then you should consider to be a Research Assistant at emlyon business school’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Research Center.

As a research assistant you take part in our research projects and have the opportunity to apply your skills. Together with our researchers, you are working with data collection and analysis, as well as participating in the writing of reports and scientific articles. One of our current projects is looking at the role of incubators for start-up and growth ventures. We are investigating the role of incubators and accelerator programs in the Lyon and Rhône-Alpes entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our research focuses on conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation, and how they can be improved. We believe entrepreneurship and innovation are collaborative processes. Research about the teams, groups, labor market, institutional change and industrial dynamics are particularly prioritized.

As an intern, you work with senior researchers and gain a unique experience of scientific methodology before graduation or directly after graduation. The skills you develop during your time at the research center are therefore especially useful if you are interested in pursuing an academic career. There are also great opportunities to tailor your time here in accordance with your interests.

You are at least studying on Master of Science (MSc) level in Economics, Sociology, Business Administration or Management, Economic History, Personnel and Administration or a similar topic. You are social and have a documented high work capacity. You are fluent in French and English.

Submit your application to Frédéric Delmar ( with a CV, grades, references and a letter telling us about yourself and why you are interested in our research (max. one page). We accept applications on a continuous basis.

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