Open PhD positions in the BISA Research Lab

Starting early 2016, we have 2-3 open positions for research assistants (100%) in the Business Information Systems & Architecture (BISA) Research Lab.

Research assistants will work in close collaboration with industry partners on research projects related to one of the following topics:

  • Digital Transformation and the Future Workplace
  • Corporate Data Management in the Era of Big Data and Internet of Things
  • Enterprise Architecture Design and Strategic IT Planning

They will complete their PhD thesis in the doctoral program in Information Systems at HEC Lausanne. They will also be involved in teaching activities and support Bachelor / Master courses in information systems.

Starting date is between February and October 2016 and can be negotiated depending on the availability of the candidates.

What are the requirements?

Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Information Systems or related field and be willing to complete a doctoral thesis in one of the aforementioned research areas.

Further requirements are:

  • Knowledge and interest in business information systems and have experience with Web, mobile and/or database technologies,
  • Strong interest in designing innovative IT solutions for business and in conducting fieldwork inside organisations,
  • Fluency in English and French (some teaching responsibilities are in French); German is a plus,
  • Related practical experience and/or internships,
  • Good analytical and communication skills.

Why doing a PhD?

A PhD provides you with excellent career opportunities in academia and industry, as demonstrated by our alumnis.

Need more information?

Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Christine Legner ( for any further information about these positions.

More information on HEC’s PhD Program in Information Systems and the admission criteria: