Professional Opportunity | Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant programme

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development is seeking to appoint up to three full-time research assistants to work closely with leading faculty in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management Science and Operations, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour or Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. 

What is the Wheeler Institute Research Assistant programme?

Our Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant programme offers a unique opportunity for recent or imminent postgraduates to pursue their career in a top business school PhD programme. Successful candidates will be responsible for assisting faculty in a number of tasks, depending on the type of research and the subject area that they are in. Our Research Assistants will be able to take PhD courses, attend workshops and seminars and access the rich intellectual and cultural campus life. Overall, these researcher positions provide excellent preparation for high-level doctoral studies.

The position is well-suited for those interested in pursuing rigorous research at the intersection of business and development, with a particular focus on developing countries. Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage.

Role description

Job type: Full-time
Start date: Academic year 2022/2023
Duration: Two-year fixed term contract
Location: London Business School, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4SA


The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 8 June 2022, at 5pm BST & WAT / 12pm ET with the intention to interview in July and commence in September/October. To view the full anticipated timeline, please the download candidate pack linked below.

Learn more about this professional opportunity

To learn more about the opportunity, please download the candidate pack where you can find more information about the position, programme and application process or click on the application link below to apply.

Our current Pre-Doctoral Research Assistants and their experience

Learn more about this programme and how the experience of our current Pre-Doctoral Researchers has profoundly shaped their academic ambitions:

Read this blog

Virtual Info Session with our Pre-Doctoral Research Assistants

Please join our optional virtual information session about this opportunity on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 3pm BST & WAT / 10 am ET.

Click here to attend the session or copy/paste the link given below into your browser to join the webinar:

Passcode: 649036


We look forward to hearing from you. For further information about the role or to ask any questions, please visit our website or contact

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