Research Scientist in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
University of Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role...

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.
  • We Offer

  • A competitive salary
  • An exciting international and multilingual research and industry environment
  • Individual work space at the University
  • Gender-friendly workplace
  • In Short...

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois with a possibility of extension
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • 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 vibe. 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.
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University
  • Further information...

    For further information, please contact :

    Professor Benny Mantin

    Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    University of Luxembourg

    e-mail : director.lcl uni.lu

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