Research Scientist in Logistic and Supply Chain Management
University of Luxembourg

Research Scientist in Logistic and Supply Chain Management

Luxembourg 31 Jul 2021


University of Luxembourg
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The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

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:

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s leading international financial centre 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 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 (, 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:

The ideal candidate shall have:

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To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 31 July 2021. Please apply formally through the HR system. 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.

For further information, please contact:

Professor Benny Mantin

Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management


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