Research Scientist (f/m/d) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
University of Luxembourg
Research Scientist in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The University of Luxembourg is one of Europe’s and the world’s most highly-regarded “young” universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary approach. The University fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching in targeted areas through which it is establishing itself as an innovative model for European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected, world-class academic faculty, which has been attracting the most motivated, talented, and creative students, as well as young researchers who enjoy taking up challenges and will likely innovate and contribute to the greater good.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments
Department of Law
Department of Economics and Management
Department of Finance
Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.
The selected candidate will be an experienced scholar working on the application of operation research and data science methodologies applied in the context of logistics and supply chain management. Working closely with researchers and practitioners, the candidate will enable integration of theory and practice. This work is expected to deliver cutting edge innovations. The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the logistics and supply chain research group (LCL) within the DEM.
The candidate is expected to perform and administer high-quality scientific research intended for publication in relevant journals of the disciplines. The candidate shall initiate, develop, lead, and guide research collaboration with industry and other external stakeholders. To that end, the candidate will work closely with other researchers and the Outreach officer to engage the private and public sectors in creating the opportunities for such collaborative and commissioned research. Such research includes, but is not limited to, applied thesis projects at the award-winning one-year Master programme in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, short- and long-term projects at the post-graduate level, and research carried out by university professors. To increase the viability of such projects, facilitation and involvement in writing grant applications for competitive national and international funding agencies are envisioned.
The candidate will be involved in educational activities—teaching as well as course development—which may include courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
The candidate is also expected to contribute to the burgeoning Outreach activities of the department and the centre. In particular, the DEM/LCL has an Outreach program promoting engagement with industry. The focus is on developing valuable and deep partnerships with local and international companies, most of which have presence in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the broader region. The DEM/LCL hosts an annual eXplore Conference (explore.uni.lu), programs for practitioners, Roundtables featuring contemporary issues, and an industry seminar series. Since the pandemic, the LCL has been hosting an online webinar series—"LCL Conversation Series”—featuring experts from the university, as well as practitioners and other stakeholders. The series touches on important topics such as resilience, logistics of vaccinations, and food security in the context of supply chains.
The candidate is expected to:
initiate, lead, conduct, and supervise research projects in collaboration with industry and other external stake holders;
lead research activities (seminars, conferences, workshops) and strategic research areas that are of paramount importance for the community of Luxembourg at large, primarily in collaboration with industry and other external stakeholders;
build and grow partnerships with industry in Luxembourg and Europe;
support research carried out by other members of the LCL and the department;
initiate, support, and develop research grant applications, with an emphasis on collaboration with industry;
engage in developing and delivering classes at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as executive courses in supply chain management, logistics, and/or related fields.
What we expect from you…
The ideal candidate shall have:
A PhD in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Engineering, or a related field;
Demonstrated excellence in working and developing research collaboration with industry;
Proven track record in obtaining research grants from both the public and private sector (well linked to industry);
Proven teaching ability and experience;
Proven knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods;
Demonstrated excellence in organisational and managerial skill;
Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment and collaborate across disciplines;
Record of published and forthcoming articles in relevant journals;
Proficiency in English, and in German and/or French.
A competitive salary
An exciting international and multilingual research and industry environment
Individual work space at the University
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month with a possibility of extension
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Location: Luxembourg Kirchberg
Job Reference: UOL04139 - F2-50010855
How to apply...
Applications should be submitted online and include:
A detailed curriculum vitae
A motivation letter with a description of research interests and future outlook
Evidence of practice-driven research and/or collaboration with industry
Two recent research papers
Contact details of three references
Please apply formally through the HR system before 31/07/2021. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
In return you will get…
Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
A modern and dynamic university. Urban academic/research hub alongside EU institutions in a vibrant, international business district.
A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and numerous non-academic partners such as government ministries, communal government, associations, as well as NGOs.