Department of Marketing

Job as Research Assistant at the Department of Marketing at Copenhagen Business School


Based in architecturally beautiful buildings in central Copenhagen, the Department of Marketing at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is a leading provider of excellent research-based education. This is an exciting time for us, as we recently celebrated our 100th anniversary. Our newly revised strategy is unashamedly ambitious. Our goal is to be the undisputed leader in marketing education in Scandinavia and a leading marketing department on a European level, held in high esteem in terms of our research and education. Our mission is to deliver excellent research-led education to an international audience at all levels, and to engage with business and society. 

The Department focuses on contributing to a holistic understanding of the interactions and activities in the marketplace. Thus, our research focuses on marketing, yet we draw on other academic disciplines to the extent that they improve the quality of our marketing research. Faculty members use a wide range of methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative. 

Indicative job duties and responsibilities 

The Department of Marketing at Copenhagen Business School invites candidates to apply for a position as research assistant. The position is full-time with a fixed-term appointment of 18 months, and the successful candidate is expected to take up the appointment from 1 April 2024 or at the earliest possible opportunity, subject to mutual agreement.

The research assistant will work for a project funded by the prestigious Inge Lehmann 2023 grant, entitled “Consuming @fterlife: How digital afterlife services change individual’s beliefs and practices related to their immortal selves.” Specifically, the work to be carried out involves keeping up to date a literature review on digital afterlife (potentially leading to a systematic literature review), data cleaning of interviews and other data, recruiting participants and scheduling, data coding, and conducting online content analysis or automated text analysis (see Humphreys & Wang, 2018).

The research assistant will work closely with assistant professor Marina Leban, who will introduce the candidate to procedures and programs, if needed.   


Qualified candidates should have: 

  • At least a social science related master’s degree, preferably in areas of marketing, consumer behavior, anthropology, or sociology.
  • Experience in research, preferably in areas of anthropology, sociology, or consumer culture. Experience with death studies is beneficial, but not a requirement. 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience in data analysis such as online content analysis, or systematic analysis.
  • Ability to work independently.

Terms of employment

The position is based on an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC, with a weekly workload of 37 hours.

Further information

For more information about the position, please contact Marina Leban at   


To apply, please submit your application online by filling out the application form and attaching relevant documents including:

  • Application.
  • Full CV.
  • Education (diploma for master’s and/or PhD degree).
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications). Up to three publications may be submitted. 

Closing date

The application deadline is February 7, 2024, and interviews are expected to be conducted shortly after. 

For more information about CBS and the Department of Marketing, you can visit

Closing date: 7 February 2024.

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