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Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge

The Higher School of Economics Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of science and technology studies and economics of innovation.

The job involves:

-         working under the direct supervision of Prof. Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice-Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK)

-         participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on ISSEK research projects in two broad areas:

a)   Science and Technology Studies including science, technology and innovation policy, integrated methods and instruments for S&T research and S&T policy-making (including Foresight methodology, quantitative methods for S&T research and specific policy instruments), S&T and innovation policy monitoring and assessment (including global trends, prioritization and  policy mix, evaluation of S&T and innovation policy)

b)  Economics of Innovation including company Foresight, institutional analysis of national innovation systems (including innovative activity of enterprises and performance of R&D organizations, centers of excellence), intellectual services markets (including behavior of Innovation services’ consumers and suppliers), competences and skills for innovations, innovative behavior of the consumers (including new technologies’ public awareness)

-         writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with ISSEK members

-         participation in organization of the events and other contribution to ISSEK’s development

-         public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community

-         some teaching is encouraged, though not required.



-         a PhD from an international research university in such fields as: innovation and knowledge economy related social sciences, sociology, media and communication, psychology, economics, marketing, political science, public policy and government

-         a strong background in conceptual work and empirical work

-         ability to work in a team

-         fluent English

-         relevant experience is an asset although not required

General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments will be normally made for one year.

A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru by February 15, 2019.

Please note that direct applications to the hiring Institute may not be reviewed.

About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities. For more information about HSE, please visit our university: HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge or contact ISSEK Manager Ms. Asmik Ayrapetyan  (aayrapetyan@hse.ru) directly.

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