Job Opportunity CeFEO is looking for one Research Assistant

JIBS and the Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) is looking for a Research Assistant.

CeFEO is an internationally leading research center for family business and ownership issues; currently the largest in the world and ranked first in Europe and fourth globally for research productivity. CeFEO was established in 2005 and has grown into an interdisciplinary and international research center with more than 25 researchers. CeFEO is committed to "Academic Excellence and Practical Relevance."

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In line with JIBS profile and prioritized strategic areas, CeFEO conducts family business research with a focus on entrepreneurship, renewal and ownership. Subject to final decision on funding, we are now looking for a Research Assistant who can support research in the area of entrepreneurship and family firms. Preferred start is June, 2014.

The ideal candidate is an ambitious person who sees this temporary employment (up to six months) as a way to learn more about academic research and to develop analytical skills, useful for future employments. You are a student interested in both theoretical and empirical research, and enjoy interacting with practicing business people and entrepreneurs. The research will be practice-oriented and include conducting literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data and information from companies through survey and interviews, and completing reports.

To apply, you should be a bachelor or master student in a major JIBS discipline (e.g. business administration or economics). Being near completion or having completed your degree is a clear advantage, but not a requirement to apply. The main language of research at JIBS is English, but for the tasks in this position knowledge of Swedish is an advantage. An outgoing and international profile as well as prior professional experience is also advantageous, as is an ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders in both academic and business communities.


For more information about the position, contact Director of CeFEO, Professor Mattias Nordqvist (0708-825624). Union representatives are Anders Adolfsson, Duncan Levinsohn (SACO-s) and Barbara Eklöf (ST). Contact phone number for them all is +46 36 10 10 00.

• A letter-of-intent explaining why you apply to the position and why you are interested in CeFEO and JIBS, and in doing research on entrepreneurship and family business/ ownership issues.

• A description of yourself including your background and main interests.

• CV and copies of related documents (e.g. grade transcript, diplomas).

• Your Bachelor and/or Master Theses.

Please submit your application to, no later than May 30 2014.

[Please quote reference number 2014/1486-723 clearly on your application.]