Research Fellow

ESSEC Business School invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral research fellow at its Asia-Pacific campus in Singapore. This fellowship is funded by the Paris-Seine Initiative for Excellence for a multi- disciplinary investigation of corporate innovation and corporate decisions. The fellowship is for an initial 12 months, renewable for another 12 months upon satisfactory performance in the first year.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Professor Ping-Sheng Koh. The research team has published widely in accounting (e.g., The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research), finance (e.g., Journal of Finance, and Journal of Financial Economics) and management (e.g., Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal). The main responsibilities involve:

  • Managing structured and unstructured data, database design and development, including additional data collection;
  • Empirical analysis of the data; and
  • Collaboration in the development of research papers, conference presentations, and the submission and revision of papers to top-tier, peer-reviewed journals.

He or she will be invited to participate in the research activities at ESSEC Business School such as seminars and colloquia, as well as access to databases.


  • PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, economics, statistics, business or related fields (PhD students close to graduation can be considered but must complete the degree before commencement of the fellowship);
  • High proficiency in managing structured and unstructured data, especially in the financial domain;
  • High proficiency in programming and statistical software such as Python, R, STATA, or SAS;
  • Related prior research experience is a plus;
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation is high valued;
  • Responsible and meticulous;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Possess a growth mindset and tenacity to overcome challenges

Application Procedure

To apply, interested applicants should email the following to

  • Cover letter/research statement;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • One representative publication or working paper;
  • Two letters of recommendation (send directly to the email above by the recommenders)

Expected start date is February 3, 2020 or negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct to the above email for further information on the position.

About ESSEC Business School

Founded in 1907, ESSEC Business School is one of the leading European business schools (#8 by the Financial Times in 2018) with campuses in Greater Paris, Singapore, and Morocco. Being the first AACSB accredited business school outside North America and holder of the prestigious “triple crown” accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQIUS), it offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive level training in business administration. Its flagship Master in Management (Grande Ecoles) program has been ranked among the top five worldwide by the Financial Times for the last several years (#4 in 2018). ESSEC Business School is reputed for its international orientation and has developed a number of strategic alliances and many academic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The Asia Pacific campus was established in Singapore in 2005 and moved to its new campus in 2015 amidst Singapore innovation hub.


Application Deadline:
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
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