Pre-doctoral Research Assistant in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Start date: Academic year 2023/2024

Duration: Fixed term contract up to two years

Location: Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SA

What does the Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant programme involve?

The programme offers a unique educational opportunity for high-potential individuals to come to London Business School to participate in the intellectual life of the school.

Successful candidates will work closely with leading faculty, learn to provide research assistance, e.g., in the form of data collection and analysis, and will receive mentoring from the faculty with whom they are working.

They will be able to take one PhD course per term, attend workshops and seminars and access a rich intellectual and cultural campus life.

Why work with us?

London Business School is one of the world’s elite business schools. We shape business practice and transform careers across the globe. Our academic strength drives original and provocative business thinking, empowering our people to challenge conventional wisdom in a truly unique academic environment.

Rigorous Lifelong Learning

Above all, we’re an academic institution with an unquenchable thirst for learning. Our fundamental academic strength drives original, provocative and actionable thinking. Our teaching, consulting, research, service delivery and ethical standards are world-class. Academically rigorous ourselves, we expect extraordinarily high standards from all of our students and participants.

Sustainable London Hub

Our multicultural community gains strength and ideas from London’s dynamism. London is the world’s most connected city and a global centre for finance, business and culture.

Global Community

We are a global school. Our students, staff, faculty, alumni and corporate partners come from all over the world. We use our diversity to create a multi-portfolio, multicultural learning environment embodying the global ambitions of big business, small business and entrepreneurs alike.


Applicants should have at least an undergraduate degree in a relevant area such as economics, economic sociology, public policy, data science, or data analytics. Previous research experience is an advantage. Some knowledge of programming in, for example, R, Python, Stata, etc., is also helpful. The role provides an ideal transition for recent graduates who are interested in going on to a top business school PhD programme in strategy, entrepreneurship, or related fields.

Application Instructions

Please apply on Interfolio attaching your CV, cover letter, 2 letters of reference and supporting documents / working papers.

London Business School is an equal opportunities employer and as such we particularly welcome applications from women, black and other ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in our faculty.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

London Business School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.