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Начался прием заявок от кандидатов на программу постдоков (Postdoctoral Fellowship) Лаборатории экономико-социологических исследований

Дедлайн подачи заявок - 31 января

Postdoctoral Fellow in Economic Sociology

Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology https://ecsoclab.hse.ru/en/
Moscow, Russia
Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of economic sociology.

About HSE University

The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 30 years, HSE University has become a leader in Russian education, while also being recognized globally.

For instance, we were the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting on the international academic market. We aim at being a university with a highly attuned approach to training new professionals. Therefore, we are eager to hire people with real experience, as well as basic and applied knowledge. Committed to high-quality research, HSE University now has more than 100 research institutes and centres and over 50 international research laboratories collaborating with international specialists from all over the world.


The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:

● Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of sociology, anthropology or related areas which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university and has been assessed by external reviewers as having the potential to pursue research that is publishable in leading peer-reviewed journals;

● Candidates should have a strong background in social theory and social research methodology, ability to conduct social research (qualitative and/or quantitative), to work in team, and to write academic papers.

● Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;
● Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.

The position involves:

● working under the direct supervision of Prof. Vadim Radaev and Zoya Kotelnikova;
● participants are encouraged to pursue their own research along with working on Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology research projects such as:

o consumer purchasing behavior; including dynamics and structure of alcohol consumption, intergenerational gaps in social and consumer practices, consumers’ perception of price inflation, etc.
o  evolution of remote work;
o  financial behavior of population;
o  economic discourse in mass-media;
o  industrial enterprises under emerging capitalism.

● writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology
● participation in the events of the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology and other contribution to the Lab’s development;
● public presentations of candidate’s own research to the academic community;
● some teaching is encouraged, though not required.


Appointments are made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have high opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times) in case of outstanding performance.

HSE University offers postdoctoral fellows a competitive salary, the standard medical insurance plan; a working space equipped with a computer and free Internet access at the University.

The Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology offers access to its databases:

—  Retailer-supplier relationships in Russia (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019)

—  Financial behavior of the population in Russia (2007–2023)

—  the Freelancers Census (2009, 2011, 2014 and 2019)

—  Socio-economic strategies to cope with the crisis in the Russian population (2022)

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CVa statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via the online application form. At least two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the International Faculty Recruitment Office at fellowship@hse.ru before the application deadline. Please note that direct applications to the hiring laboratory may not be reviewed.

Read more about the application process here.


The deadline for the applications is January 31, 2024


For more information:

—  about Postdoctoral Fellowship -Frequently Asked Questions

—  about HSE university –official web-site

—  about the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology– official web-site of the https://ecsoclab.hse.ru/en/ or Zoya Kotelnikova (kotelnikova@hse.ru) directly

—  about international specialists' life in Moscow -International Faculty Support page

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the International Faculty Recruitment Office at fellowship@hse.ru

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