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PhD Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Team Formation in Science-based Start-ups

Technical University of Denmark

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 28th September 2022
Closes: 31st October 2022

Do you want to: 

  • obtain research-based knowledge about entrepreneurial team formation in science-based start-ups (such as academic spinoffs)?
  • advise university technology transfer offices, incubators and other technology transfer intermediaries how to support scientist-entrepreneurs to build strong entrepreneurial teams? 

Despite the importance of teams in science-based start-ups, there are several unanswered questions about the team formation process and the team configurations that may increase the start-ups’ success potential. To help answer these questions, DTU, The Technical University of Denmark, Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position on “Entrepreneurial Team Formation in Science-based Start-ups”, ideally starting by February 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter in 2023. 

Responsibilities and qualifications

We are looking for an ambitious candidate for a PhD project (3-year, full-time) to focus on the project topic. We expect that the candidate will learn to perform rigorous and relevant research using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods and extend collaborations with key academic and industrial partners at both a national and international level. We also expect that the candidate will disseminate their research findings in academic and practice-oriented outlets. 

Candidates should have a master's degree. Master’s degrees in a variety of disciplines will be considered. Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it. 

In addition, we seek a candidate with: 

  • A longer-term interest in pursuing a research career
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English 

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. 

We expect the PhD project to start by 1 February 2023 (or according to mutual agreement). 

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement here: PhD scholarship in Entrepreneurial Team Formation in Science-based Start-ups 

About DTU Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship

With rigorous research at its core, as evidenced by Faculty’s publications in top-tier academic journals (e.g., Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice), the Centre builds the entrepreneurial capabilities of students, industry leaders, academics and policymakers to address unsolved problems, and together create new knowledge, methodologies and initiatives. The Centre is amongst the international leading entities in technology entrepreneurship. As part of a dynamic and evolving ecosystem, we combine practice-oriented education and research in entrepreneurship. We enable ethically minded entrepreneurs to build solutions that benefit people, society and the world. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world. 

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