Research Assistant / Doctoral Student (f/m/d) – Strategic Negotiations

at WHU's Chair of International Business and Supply Management II.

Starting: open
Locations: WHU Campus Vallendar
Previous degree: very good Master’s degree in Business, Psychology, Engineering or a related field
Languages: English and German

Job Description

  • The position at the Vallendar campus is equipped with 50% or 67%.
  • Your dissertation will focus on core topics in the areas of strategic negotiations and behavioral management. The questions you will work on will be embedded in cross-organizational interactions – typically in the supply chain.
  • You have the opportunity to work with renowned corporate partners (ranging from DAX companies to exciting startup companies) and leading researchers at partner institutions in the U.S. and Asia.
  • The average duration of completing a doctorate with us is about 3 years. Our alumni have continued to pursue truly impressive careers in industry, consulting, and academia. 
  • You will develop several papers, some of which are to be published in internationally renowned academic journals. This approach allows you to build a valuable publication record during your doctoral studies already. We have a history of successful publications from our doctoral students, and the Supply Chain Group at WHU is amongst the 10 research-strongest faculties in the field worldwide (
  • You are also engaged in teaching and practical projects which will be closely related to your field of research.

Job Qualifications

  • You are an enthusiastic team player, who shares our passion for both academic insight and real-life managerial impact. You should hold a very good Master’s degree in Business, Psychology, Engineering or related fields.  A study background in supply chain management is not required.
  • You have successfully completed your studies or will do so soon.
  • Very good English language skills are crucial, whilst German language skills are not a requirement.
  • Work experience and/or internships (including but not limited to consulting, strategy, supply management, and start-ups) are appreciated though not required. 

Academic Environment

WHU has more than 50 faculty members in the fields of management, finance and accounting, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain management. Research at WHU aims to adhere to three principles: quality, internationality, and practical relevance.


Do you have any questions?
We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send your application, including CV, a letter of motivation, grade transcripts, and letters of recommendation from previous employment/internships, if applicable, via email to:


Professor Dr. Felix Reimann

+49 (0)261 6509 735
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