Postdoctoral Researcher in Operations Research for Digital Procurement
Université du Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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    The Chair in Digital Procurement at the Department of Economics and Management within the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for 1 postdoctoral researcher (Postdoc) in Digital Procurement.

    The candidate will be affiliated with the Chair in Digital Procurement at the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) which is a member of the MIT SCALE network.

    The candidate will collaborate with global procurement organizations of Luxembourg’s CPO Club (ArcelorMittal, Amazon, Delphi, Ferrero, Leaseplan, SES, Vodafone).

    Your Role

    The candidate is required to

  • work on research that can be published in leading international journals,
  • offer a course within the Track in Digital Procurement,
  • support the chair with supervising master thesis projects,
  • contribute to grant proposals for PPP projects with industry,
  • prepare and give presentations at international conferences,
  • work self-responsibly and independently.
  • What we expect from you

  • A doctoral degree in Operations Research / Operations Management or related fields (, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science),
  • Interest in topics surrounding digital procurement (digital platforms, analytics, work automation),
  • Interest in research in decision-making under uncertainty (stochastic programming, robust optimization, reinforcement learning),
  • Very good programming skills (Python, Java, C++, Julia, ),
  • Good understanding of data engineering and machine learning,
  • Good understanding of mathematical and statistical workbenches (Python, Julia. MATLAB, R),
  • Extensive experience with optimization software (, Coin-OR, Cplex, Gurobi, Mosek, Xpress),
  • Good command of English (business fluent, written and spoken), experience in software development is a bonus.
  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Internal Title : Postdoctoral researcher / Research associate
  • Job Reference : E-AGR-2024-10-C (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
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