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Career Opportunities


Regardless of whether you are seeking employment in public service, private industry, or the academic world, the Master's programme will provide you with a wide spectrum of competencies.

The tools and skills the Master Programme graduates will possess for making policy, management and strategic decisions.
Ian Miles, PhD, Professor at the University of Manchester, Head of HSE Laboratory for Economics of Innovation.

The programme meets the requirements of private industry – below is a real job description for an innovation manager.


Featured Job Description


Trained in the Programme

Common Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Strategy Development: Lead and support the development of strategy and long-term strategic priorities

Strategic Execution: Structure and lead complex strategic projects for new content service partnerships that differentiate products and/or grow new revenue streams.  Bring key business and stakeholders together to collaborate and make decisions with a balance of short- and long-term benefit.

Thought Leadership: Develop and articulate a position on long-term strategic issues

Market Intelligence: Develop insights about key industry trends (technology, competitive analysis, consumers, etc) and inform the organization of their strategic implications

Desired Skills and Experience


Background of success developing strategies for complex global businesses

Deep experience and knowledge related to detecting new trends and primary business drivers 

Good understanding of new technologies

Excellent ability to put complex ideas into clear frameworks, and to use data to generate insights and recommendations

Strong written and oral communication skills

Proven leadership in building, developing, and retaining high-performing teams

Comfortable with ambiguity


The programme meets the requirements of the public sector – below is a real job description for a senior policy analyst.


Featured Job Description



Trained in the programme

Main Responsibilities


Strategic Planning and Analysis


Facilitates the work of experts designated by national delegations; active collaboration with the experts, conducting policy-relevant analysis and drafting policy reports

Design, supervise, and execute the work programme; develop projects in liaison with third parties, international organizations, and other stakeholders

Identify and monitor topics for substantive activities, notably issues at the intersection of science and public policy. Carry out strategic planning, orientation, and oversight of programme work related to high-priority science policy issues requiring consultations

Leadership / Management


Act as representive, as needed at official events

Provide team leadership; manage multidisciplinary teams of scientists, policy analysts

Candidate Profile


Academic Background

An advanced university degree in the physical, life, and engineering sciences, S&T policy, or another field relevant to the position. A multidisciplinary academic background would be an advantage.

Professional Background


Experience in conducting multidisciplinary work on a broad range of scientific issues


Experience involving science policy decisions, especially those concerning the establishment and operation of complex co-operative projects