Junior Researcher Entrepreneurship


At Antwerp Management School (AMS), an internationally renowned business school with its roots and main branch in the bustling heart of Antwerp, both young and experienced professionals are supported and guided in their quest for healthy growth and sustainable professionalization to create impact as an individual, a business team, a company, or an organisation.

We are a dynamic, innovative and customer-oriented organization, driven by an enthusiastic team. Our faculty experts and employees make every effort to offer our customers permanent learning experiences by sharing their state-of-the-art expertise and relevant insights that really matter in daily practice. Click here to get a taste of the atmosphere on campus.

The Antwerp Management School aims to maximize diversity and would like to encourage everyone – regardless of gender, religion, ideology, origins, language, functional impairments, etc. – to apply.

Would you like to join our team? We are looking for a Junior Researcher Entrepreneurship: competencies and ecosystems.


As a junior researcher on entrepreneurship competencies and ecosystems, you will be engaging in multi-method research as part of the research cluster Smart Ecosystems and Networks (SEN). The vacancy is offered mainly as part of an Erasmus+ project on the identification, measurement and development of entrepreneurial competencies.

In this project, AMS SEN is responsible for the development and validation of a measurement model to capture entrepreneurial competency needs over the entrepreneurial life-cycle and with special attention to influence from the entrepreneurial and industrial ecosystem (industry 4.0 technologies, platform business models etc.).

As part of SEN, you will also be offered opportunities to engage in other research and company projects on the nexus of innovation, entrepreneurship, inter-organizational networks and large-scale (societal, sectoral) value creation. As part of the multidisciplinary AMS SEN group and a European project consortium you will be offered ample opportunities to meet and learn about different methods, disciplines, nationalities and research fields. Our activities cover a broad range of fundamental and applied research, advisory, workshops and teaching for candidates eager to learn and expand their horizons.


Applications are open to any Masters-level qualification in social sciences (applied economics, sociology, social psychology, theory & methods, ...).

Do you have experience with or an interest to develop yourself in:

  • Researching the competencies that make entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs successful in different life-cycle stages and environments?
  • Analyzing the influence of entrepreneurs on their ecosystem and vice versa?
  • Survey-based research and the evaluation of training program outcomes?
  • Developing new concepts and conceptual models from literature and interviews?
  • Collaborating in a multidisciplinary, multi-national research team?
  • Being self-directed in project work and managing the completion of assigned task packages?
  • Other, qualitative methods, such as social network analysis, QCA or case-study research?

We are looking for candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset, who are comfortable in project management and in engaging with companies and stakeholders. Candidates should be able to express themselves fluently in English, both in conversations and in writing.


A full-time, fixed-term contract (approximately 1 year and 10 months), with prospect of a longer term engagement.

You will be part of one of the world’s leading international management schools. Our organizational culture is warm and open-minded with ambitious and driven colleagues. Our aim is to further internal relationships and to make work fun.

Our customers and many of our staff members come from every corner of the globe, giving AMS a strong international vibe.

Ours is a highly flexible work environment where you can expect a great deal of autonomy and room for deploying and developing your own entrepreneurship. This will allow you to create the work–life balance that works for you.

You will work in a hip and sustainable environment in the very heart of Antwerp. Check out our new campus in this video: Boogkeers

Besides an appealing salary with benefits, AMS offers you the opportunity to further develop your skills and to grow as a professional.

Our motto truly encapsulates what we represent: ‘Opening minds, to impact the world’

In sum, a job that has an impact!


Send your resumé and motivation letter via this link to Sarah Stemgée, HR Director. Your application will be handled quickly and discreetly.

Antwerp Management School

Boogkeers 5
2000 Antwerpen


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