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Ph.D. Position in Marketing, with a focus on luxury marketing

Closing Date
Workplace2000, Rue A.-L. Breguet 2, North Romandie, Switzerland
Duration4 years
Occupation rate
Job Start1st March 2023

We offer a paid Ph.D. candidate position in marketing at the University of Neuchâtel starting 1st March 2023 or upon agreement.

The Ph.D. thesis in marketing / consumer behavior with a focus on luxury marketing will be written under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Kocher.

The position is based on the SNSF research project titled “Sleeping Beauties: Why Inherited Luxury Products are Misappropriated and How to Increase their Usage”.

University background
The University of Neuchâtel is a university on a human scale, with about 4’500 students. Its small size enables it to provide high-level training and to foster relationships between students and professors. It is one of the most international universities in Switzerland, with about 100 nationalities present and more than a fifth of the student body coming from abroad. Ideally located midway between Geneva and Zürich, in the heart of Europe, it is a perfect place to study or undertake high-level research in an idyllic setting between lake and mountains.

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  • Develop novel and cutting-edge research questions based on real-world phenomena and existing theory
  • Conduct the empirical investigation of the developed research questions
  • Present your work at international conferences
  • Write up your findings for publication in international journals
  • Work with a team of international partners


  • Master’s degree in marketing, management, psychology, economics, or possibly a quantitative field such as engineering or statistics
  • Evidence of an analytical mind and solid quantitative skills
  • Demonstrated independence and initiative
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent command of English (oral and written)
  • Command of French or willingness to acquire it
  • Passion for research
  • Strong interest in luxury marketing

We offer

We offer excellent conditions
  • Salary (Salary scale): 2022 gross annual salary, 1st year employed at 70%: CHF 47’040.-
  • 4 year contract
  • Excellent working environment (university, infrastructure, city, sports offering)

Contact and Address

Application procedure and deadline
The application file should contain: a CV (with 3 references), a motivation letter, copies of diplomas with grade transcripts, a representative scientific work (i.e., a master’s thesis or a research proposal for the Ph.D. thesis), and GMAT or GRE scores if available.

The file should be sent by email (subject: PhD MKT) to sara.wengerunine.ch and bruno.kocherunine.ch.
Please also mention in your e-mail how you learnt about this position.

Applications will be processed as they come with a deadline on December, 7th 2022.

We reserve the right not to respond to applications that do not meet the requirements.

The University of Neuchâtel is actively engaged in the implementation of its responsibility and provides non‐discriminatory working conditions.





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