Research Fellow for the Workplace Health & Resilience Research initiative


The Job’s mission

The Research Fellow will be involved in multiple concurrent research projects within the newly launched Workplace Health & Resilience initiative at IMD.  The Research Fellow will work closely with IMD faculty members and also collaborate with a group of inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary researchers under the Enterprise for Society (E4S) auspices, which brings together researchers from IMD, UNIL and EPFL. 

Overall, the Research Fellow will support in the development and dissemination of IMD’s thought leadership with respect to Health, Stress & Resilience in the workplace. This will involve a number of aspects such as:

  • Developing and supporting a novel and relevant research agenda: literature review, study design, exploring novel research methodologies, survey development, processing and analysis of both qualitative, quantitative, and archival data
  • Dissemination of thought leadership: writing academic research articles (targeted at top international journals), practitioner-oriented articles, reports and case studies, and supporting the integration/transfer of research insights into IMD programs and engagement platforms
  • Project management: Supporting with outreach and events, and work closely with IMD partners involved with this initiative.

Key activities & accountabilities

  • Design research projects and collect data under the supervision of IMD faculty.
  • Analyse and draw insights from qualitative and quantitative data in a structured manner. The work will range from case studies to large scale data studies.
  • Produce academic articles to be published in top academic outlets (FT50)
  • Produce practitioner-oriented articles, reports, case studies, and other forms of output.
  • Work collaboratively with other researchers within IMD and across E4S

Ideal profile

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour, Social Psychology and/or another relevant discipline
Experience & Competencies
  • Demonstrated potential to publish in top peer reviewed journals
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods .
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimum supervision
  • Collaborative and capable of working in multi-disciplinary environment
  • Deadline and results oriented
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Full fluency in English (written and spoken) at a native level or equivalent. Other languages – in particular French – are a plus.


Research Fellow, Health, Stress & Resilience


Lausanne, Switzerland


CHF 85,000 – 105,000 gross per annum, depending on experience


Full Time (40 hours)

Contract Type:

3 Years, Fixed-Term with possibility of extension

Placed On:

24 March 2021


19 April 2021

Start Date:



About IMD

The Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded almost 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.

Based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Singapore, IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual FT’s Executive Education Global Ranking for the last nine consecutive years and in the top five for 17 consecutive years. Our MBA and EMBA programs have repeatedly been singled out among the best in Europe and the world. 

We believe that this consistency at the forefront of our industry is grounded in IMD’s unique approach to creating “Real Learning. Real Impact”. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, we strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Challenging what is and inspiring what could be.

How to apply

If you have the above skills and would like to join our exciting and challenging environment, please send your complete application file including letter of motivation, CV in English, copies of your diplomas and the names of two or three referees to [email protected] by 19th April 2021 the latest. The review of applications will begin immediately.