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Date : 20/12/2023

Job offers for several Venture-capital / entrepreneurial finance oriented PhDs Research

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Présentation de l'établissement :

The selected Ph.D. students will be part of the “Finance for innovation” Chair in Audencia Business School, under the co-supervision of Professor Benjamin Le Pendeven. The candidates will also be affiliated to public universities doctoral schools (to be decided together afterwards).

Description du poste :

Research Topics
Audencia proposes several Venture Capital and entrepreneurial finance-oriented PhDs. Regarding our sponsors and funding supports, several specific research questions and areas are already decided or can be discussed between the potential candidates and the supervisors: Venture Capital in an international perspective; impact investing; public policies in entrepreneurial finance; etc.

Profil recherché / Compétences requises

Application is open for candidates holding, or in the process of completing, a Master 2 diploma (or equivalent).

  • The candidates must preferably have a relevant diploma in the fields of Management Science, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Public Policy, History, Applied Mathematics, Sociology and other related fields.
  • A deep knowledge of Venture Capital and entrepreneurial finance is not mandatory, but is a plus.
  • A deep knowledge of International Relations/public policy is not mandatory, but is a plus.
  • A deep knowledge of Entrepreneurship is not mandatory, but is a plus.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, e.g., STATA, R, Python.
  • Previous experience in academic research would be considered as an advantage, but is not mandatory.
  • Professional experience in entrepreneurial finance, in public agencies, start-ups and in the innovation financing ecosystem is greatly appreciated.
  • Demonstrated ability of professional oral communication and academic writing skills in English. French is a strong plus but is not mandatory.
  • Applications are accepted by all candidates, regardless of gender and age.

Documents à transmettre

Documents to be Submitted
Interested candidates must send their applications to Benjamin Le Pendeven (, including the following documents following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Academic record for the 1st and 2nd years of the master’s degree
  • Master Thesis

The applications will be examined until the fulfillment of the positions


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