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08 Dec 2017 Postdoc and PhD positions in Algorithms and Optimisation

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Applications are invited for postdoctoral research fellowships and for PhD scholarships in the Mathematics Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. The positions are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant “Scaling Methods for Discrete and Continuous Optimization” held by László Végh.

The project focuses on problems and methods on the interface between discrete and continuous optimization. A key goal is to further our understanding of strongly polynomial computability, including making progress towards finding a strongly polynomial algorithm for linear programming. Please see a brief summary of the project on the webpage

The job advertisment for a postdoc position (officially called "research officer") is available at The length of the position is 1 year with possible extensions; the starting date is flexible. The closing date for applications is 8 December 2017 (23.59 UK time), strictly enforced.

Applications for PhD positions should be submitted via the LSE PhD application system. Please visit the departmental PhD application website at for application guidance. The application deadline for PhD positions in this project is 28 February 2018, but late applications may also be considered.

For both postdoc and PhD positions, please contact László Végh at before submitting your application. Informal enquiries are welcome.

London School of Economics United Kingdom Go Academia
03 Dec 2017 PhD and Postoc positions in optimisation and analytics for sustainable energy

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Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for possible cross-posting.

The research group OASYS (Optimization and Analytics for Sustainable EnergY
Systems) at the University of Málaga (Málaga, Spain) is currently looking
for talented and entrepreneurial candidates to fill a PhD position and a
postdoctoral position on the topic Advanced Analytics to Empower the Small
Flexible Prosumption of Electricity.

Both positions are linked to an Excellent Science project awarded by the
European Research Council through an ERC Starting Grant.

The PhD candidate must possess a master degree in computer science,
control/electrical engineering, applied mathematics and/or statistics,
engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given
to candidates with skills in statistical and mathematical modelling, big
data management techniques, optimization and software development. Knowledge
of data-handling and programming software (Python, R, Matlab, etc.) is an
advantage. Furthermore, good command of the English language (orally and in
writing) is clearly a plus.

The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to possess a PhD or equivalent,
preferably in operations research, control engineering, computer science,
mathematics, or statistics. Preference will be given to candidates with a
strong background in optimization theory and mathematical programming. The
ability to code and solve large-scale optimization problems using
programming languages like Python and optimization solvers like Cplex on
High-Performance Computing Facilities is clearly an advantage. Excellent
command of the English language, both orally and in writing is required.

The appointments involve a competitive salary, healthcare and social
security insurance.

Detailed information on the positions we are offering and on the application
procedure can be found at

Applications should be received no later than December 3, 2017.

I would appreciate it very much if you could spread the link to the
positions within your network.

University of Malaga Spain Go Academia
01 Dec 2017 PhD position in Decomposition Approaches for Multiobjective Optimisation

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Dear Colleagues,

A fully funded PhD position in Multiobjective Optimisation is available at the University of Auckland.

The PhD project will be part of the research project "Novel Decomposition Techniques for Multiobjective Optimisation". The successful candidate will work on the integration of decomposition techniques such as Dantzig-Wolfe and Bender's decomposition in multiobjective optimisation methods, and their potential applications. The PhD candidate will be working with Dr Andrea Raith (Engineering Science, University of Auckland), and Associate Professor Richard Lusby (Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark).

Scholarship: The upcoming scholarship will provide $27,500 per annum, and covers fees up to $7,500 per annum. The PhD candidate has the opportunity to visit Richard Lusby at Danish Technical University. The university also provides support that can be used towards conference travel and other research expenses.

For details on the application process, please refer to the project description on the University of Auckland findathesis page (project 10385334):

Applications will be reviewed from 1 October 2017 until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to Andrea Raith

University of Auckland New Zealand Go Academia
01 Dec 2017 Senior Research Associate in multi-criteria decision support systems

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The Operations and Systems Management group at University of Portsmouth is seeking to recruit a Senior Research Associate to work on the EU-funded CLIC project starting in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The focus of the work will be to design, develop and validate a multi-actor, multi-criteria decision support system able to identify cost-effective public participation rates in co-financing mechanisms for cultural heritage.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Operations Research or Public finance or Geographical spatial development or any related area. It is required to have some knowledge of designing computerised implementation of decision support algorithms. Some European foreign travel is required.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Alessio Ishizaka (

University of Portsmouth United Kingdom Go Academia
01 Dec 2017 Assistant professor position in combinatorics and optimisation

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The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
( at the University of
Waterloo ( invites applications for two tenure-track
faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full
Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that enhance the
research and teaching needs of the Department. Applicants should have
research interests in one of the following areas: Algebraic Combinatorics,
Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Discrete Optimization, and Graph
Theory. Emphasis will be given to candidates in the areas Continuous
Optimization and Cryptography.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are
required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program
of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate
in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The salary range for the position
is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be
considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of
appointment is July 1, 2018.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs
( site. Applications should
include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to
three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters
should be submitted.

Inquiries may be addressed to or to Jochen Koenemann,
Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. Closing date for receipt of
applications is December 1, 2017.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity
and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome
applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of
visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens
and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

Three reasons to apply:

University of Waterloo Canada Go Academia
30 Nov 2017 PhD Position in Integrated Optimization of International Transportation Networks

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For complete information see the linked pdf file. A brief fummary from the file follows:

Transportation networks have an increasing share of border-crossing services. The conditions
to implement such services are often different in neighbouring countries. For resource planning,
this may make it necessary to change between resources at the border. In the case of railway
networks, for example, this might apply to different electricity systems which require a change
of locomotive, different track gauges which require suitable wagons, or labour agreements as
well as different technical skills which might require staff changes. The challenge is to provide
decision makers with suggestions on how to find optimal resource allocations to deal with these
differing regulations in the best possible way. Ideally, it is also possible to make suggestions
for additional investments into more flexible resources, such as locomotives that are suited for
different electricity systems or training of employees.
The PhD candidate shall develop mixed-integer optimization models for the above problem setting
of an optimal resource allocation and investment for border-crossing transport services, focussing
on a suitably chosen subset of resources to plan. The optimization models should form a hier-
archy in the sense that they represent the given problem in different levels of detail, for example
with respect to the planning horizon (strategic, tactical or operational view), or with respect to time
and space resolution. This enables the development of solution algorithms based on adaptive re-
finement or suitable decomposition approaches based on Benders decomposition, for example.
The mathematical work on these models will then focus on structural analysis, for example iden-
tifying combinatorial subproblems or drawing upon graph theory and polyhedral analysis. Data
uncertainties, for example in demand forecasts or in the form of delays, might require robust or
stochastic model extensions. The PhD candidate will spend secondments for technical and sci-
entific training at DB Cargo Polska in Zabrze, Poland. The PhD degree will be awarded by FAU
Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

University of Erlangen Germany Go Academia
30 Nov 2017 Postdoc position in Operational Research

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The Deutsche Post Chair – Optimization of Distribution Networks at RWTH Aachen University is recruiting a postdoc to strengthen its team. The contract is for 2 years (starting at the earliest possible date) with the option to be extended.

RWTH Aachen Germany Go Academia
30 Nov 2017 PhD and Postdoc positions in discrete math and combinatorial algorithms

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PhD and Postdoc Positions (Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorial Algorithms)

The Information Theory team at Aalto University carries out research in a variety
of subfields within discrete mathematics (coding theory, design theory, graph theory,
information theory) and computer science (combinatorial algorithms). In particular,
studies on classification of fundamental combinatorial structures have been pursued
(P. Kaski & P.R.J. Ostergard, Classification Algorithms for Codes and Designs, Springer,
Berlin, 2006).

Algorithms for clique (independent set) search play a central role in the research,
and the team has developed the Cliquer software
Possible topics for study and research include exact and heuristic algorithms for the
maximum clique problem and other (NP)-hard problems as well as application of these to
construction, enumeration, and classification of various types of discrete structures.
A 500-core compute cluster owned by the team is a dream come true for anyone wanting to
push the limits of what is computationally doable. CERN hunts new particles, we hunt
new mathematical structures.

[The information within brackets is for the postdoc position.]
An applicant for the PhD [postdoc] position should have a Master's [PhD] degree
in mathematics or computer science, excellent programming skills (C), good skills
in English, and documented knowledge in some subfields of discrete mathematics or
computer science related to the topics mentioned above. The entry level salary is
2422 EUR [3517 EUR] before taxes. The employee is assumed to act as a teaching assistant
[teacher] for one course per year. The preferable starting time is January 2018 but can
be somewhat adjusted; the position is filled for a maximum of 4 [1.5] years with an
option of extension for the postdoc position.

Any inquiries should be sent by email to
The application should be sent to the same address as soon as possible
but no later than on November 30, 2017. Please submit the following documents:

-a CV and (if applicable) a list of publications,
-copies of university grade transcripts and diplomas,
-the names of two persons who are willing to provide a letter of reference,
if asked, and
-for the PhD position only: a motivation letter,
-for the postdoc position only: a research plan.

Aalto University Finland Go Academia
30 Nov 2017 Postdoc and Resear positions in optimisation

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The Algorithms group in Microsoft Research—Redmond invites applications for
1. a postdoctoral researcher position, broadly in the area of Algorithms,
including coding theory, optimization, and algorithmic game
theory/economics. The position can be for either 1 or 2 years. Anticipated
start date: July 1, 2017.
2. A researcher position (all levels), broadly in the area of Algorithms,
with special consideration being given to candidates in optimization and
related areas (online algorithms, resource allocation, scheduling, routing,
graph cuts, network design, etc.).

Microsoft Research offers a special opportunity to work at the cutting edge
of algorithms research, as well as have impact on the next generation of
computing technology. We strongly encourage candidates excited by this
unique proposition to apply.

Please apply online at and also
have the materials (including letters) emailed to
Mention either Nikhil Devanur or Sergey Yekhanin as the MSR contact.

To ensure that they receive full consideration, please send all the
application materials, including letters, on or before November 30, 2017.

Microsoft Research United States Go Industry
26 Nov 2017 Assistant professor position in Mathematics (of O.R.)

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The Department of Mathematics at LSE seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor. For this post, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in a subject area related to the Mathematics of Operations Research. The successful candidate will have an established track record or trajectory of research at a level of international excellence, will be able to teach mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will have a commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will contribute to the general work of the department, including the teaching of a range of courses. She or he will maintain an active programme of research in mathematics and will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research. She or he will have a PhD in a mathematical subject (or be close to completing one) by the intended start date of 1 September 2018.

For further information about the post, other benefits that come with this job, and shortlisting criteria, please see the "how to apply" document, job description, and person specification which are available at Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £53,004 (GBP) per annum inclusive. The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 26 November 2017 (23.59 UK time).

London School of Economics United Kingdom Go Academia
24 Nov 2017 PhD position in algorithms and optimisation

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PhD position in Algorithms & Optimisation (Univ. of Liverpool, UK)

A fully funded PhD position:

A fully funded 3-year PhD position is available at the Computer Science Department of the University of Liverpool, UK.
The Department is the world-leading research centre in Computer Science with a particular strength in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. The department offers a strong research environment, spanning a wide range of research topics such as complexity theory and algorithms, distributed computing and computer networks, verification and formal methods, automata and computability theory, computational game theory, data mining, machine learning and natural language processing.

The successful candidate will do research in the areas of algorithms, optimisation and machine learning, designing new approaches and their analyses for simulation-based planning techniques with applications to online retail. This project will be in cooperation with Shop Direct, the second largest retailer in the UK. The candidate will be supervised by Professor Piotr Krysta ( ) and will become a member of the Algorithms and Optimisation research group at the Department of Computer Science:

This PhD project will study a Loan Pricing Problem (LPP), in which a customer browses pages of an online retailer and is interested to purchase a new product. The retailer offers the customer payment options: a list of appropriately priced loans. These offers are based on the customer's past history, and are carefully chosen and personalised, to maximise the customer's lifetime value. How can we model and efficiently solve this problem based on the customer's history? LPP can be approached by simulation-based planning techniques via Markov decision processes. We will use our expertise in this area and in combinatorial pricing and the design and analysis of algorithms to build a learning model for LPP based on data from Shop Direct. Our goal is to develop a novel framework of meta-algorithms which would automatically generate efficient algorithms to solve LPP based on the historic data. We will use both experimental and theoretical analysis of the performance of our algorithms. Our toolkit will involve state of the art techniques in simulation-based planning, machine learning, approximation algorithms and optimisation.

This PhD project is an exciting opportunity to delve into an important and timely research area on a border of algorithms, optimisation and data analysis with a renowned team of researchers and a modern high-tech internet retailer Shop Direct based in Liverpool. The project will help expose the PhD candidate to contemporary theoretical developments in these research areas as well as their direct deployment in industrial practice. A PhD within this project will prepare the candidate to undertake academic research career and industrial research and development IT career.

The position will be based in University of Liverpool's Department of Computer Science and supervised by Professor Piotr Krysta, and co-supervised by Dr. Rahul Savani (Economics and Computation group) and Dr. Frans Oliehoek (Data Mining and Machine Learning group), with a close cooperation with Shop Direct's Data Science Department.

Prior Experience:
We look for ambitious and highly motivated candidates with good first degree (BSc or MSc) in Computer Science, Mathematics or closely related subject, and with a strong interest and background in algorithms and optimisation, and programming skills. A mathematically oriented mind is desired. The applicant must have good communication skills, both verbal and in writing (English), be self-motivated and helpful team member.

How to Apply:
Applications should be made formally by following the University of Liverpool's standard process. Details can be found
here: Applications should list
Prof. Piotr Krysta as the potential supervisor and choose the option "School funded PhD" when asked how you will
fund the PhD. Applications must contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume, copies of undergraduate and
graduate transcripts, a 1-2 page research statement describing how the applicant's qualifications and research
interests would fit the project, a copy of the applicant's bachelor or master's thesis and the names and contact
information of academic references.

Funding Notes:
This PhD studentship will be for 3 years at GBP 20,000 (tax-free) per year.
a) If UK/EU this will relate to Full Fees & Maintenance (current fee £4,195)
b) If overseas/international applicants this will relate to Full Fee and a small maintenance (current fee is £18,900).

Applications are admitted until 24 November 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found thereafter. The selected candidate can start this position immediately, but the latest starting date for this fully-funded PhD position is 1 March 2018. Please send your informal inquiries to Prof. Piotr Krysta (

University of Liverpool United Kingdom Go Academia
16 Nov 2017 Postdoc position in management science

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For a postdoctoral position in an externally funded research project, we
seek applicants with research interest and expertise combining simulation
modeling and meta-heuristics, machine learning, or computational
intelligence in the context of management science, operational research, or
operations management.

You should have, or be close to completing, excellent Masters and PhD
degrees in management, engineering or computer science (or in a related
subject area), with initial publications in preparation for leading
scholarly journals. Corporate experience from applied research and
consultancy projects is valued, particularly in the domains of revenue
management and/or logistics and transport. You should have excellent
verbal/written communication skills, a strong quantitative background, and
computer programming experience (e.g. Java, R, Python, etc.).

You will be expected to primarily work in an externally funded project on
calibrating and validating agent-based simulations for business decision
support. There will be opportunities to develop further research projects
within the Department Management Science.

The application deadline is Thursday 16 November 2017; interviews will be
conducted on Thursday 28 November 2017. This position is open to all

Please find more information and apply here:

If you require any further information, please contact
Catherine Cleophas

Lancaster University United Kingdom Go Academia
14 Nov 2017 PhD position in optimisation of renewable energy

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A PhD studentship in optimization is available at the Dept. of Management Science, University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK, with an immediate start date if preferable (but latest by 1st March 2018). The project is entitled "Optimization of Offshore Renewable Energy Arrays for Minimal Life-Cycle Costs".

Funding is available to cover 3 years of tuition fees plus a tax free stipend (£14,653 for 2017-18, and projected to increase to £15,020 for 2018-19 and £15,395 for 2019-20). The studentship is open to candidates from any nationality (UK/EU/international), however, the fees will be covered at the UK/EU level only (there is about £10k extra fee for non-EU international students).

The application deadline is 14th November 2017.


A fundamental difficulty in developing offshore renewable energy (ORE) sites is that the uncertain environmental conditions make accurately assessing the life-cycle costs of a site a challenging problem. In particular, logistical operations throughout the life of a site are subject to uncertain operating conditions, and it is therefore difficult to plan and schedule these operations, and to estimate the resulting durations and costs. Similarly, the generating potential throughout the operation of a given site is dependent on the realised weather as well as the availability of each asset, and uncertainties in each of these make it difficult to accurately predict the profits to be gained from energy production. Decisions on aspects such as the size, layout and composition of a site are therefore difficult to accurately quantify and compare.

This project will aim to develop optimisation models to identify the best strategy for designing an ORE site. A complimentary PhD project in the Dept. of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at Strathclyde will take an alternative approach to the problem, and as both projects progress in parallel, mutual developments will feed into both projects. This will provide a cross-disciplinary approach to a challenging research problem with potential industry impact.


Funding is available to cover 3 years of tuition fees at the UK/EU level, plus a tax free stipend of £14,653 for 2017-18, and projected to increase to £15,020 for 2018-19 and £15,395 for 2019-20. The student will be given opportunities to attend a conference and/or specialized training every year.

The PhD project requires a highly numerate graduate with interests in renewable energy. Candidates should have at least a strong Honours degree or equivalent (a strong 2:1 Honours degree, or a B.Sc. degree with 3.3 GPA in a 4.0 system), or preferably a Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as industrial engineering, operations research, mathematics or computer science (amongst others). Experience in programming and fundamental knowledge in optimization are not essential but highly desirable. Candidates who are not native English speakers will be required to provide evidence for their English skills (such as by IELTS or similar tests that are approved by UKVI, or a degree completed in an English speaking country).

Applications are admitted until 14th November 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found thereafter.


Please submit your complete applications at:

Candidates are expected to submit a cover letter, CV, any university degree certificates and transcripts, English test results (if applicable), two recommendation letters (or contact details of two referees, if letters are not available to them), and any other supporting documents.

More information about the department can be found here:

Informal enquiries about the project to Dr Euan Barlow (

University of Strathclyde Business School United Kingdom Go Academia
13 Nov 2017 3-year postdoc in Operational Research (Rtd A)

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The Department of Mathematics of the University of Padua has 1 opening for a fixed-term 3-year postdoc in Operational Research.

University of Padova Italy Go Academia
10 Nov 2017 Postdoc position in Operational Research (1+ years)

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The University of Camerino has an opening for a Postdoc in O.R. on the project: "Tailored Rehabilitation for the Engagement and Empowerment of Chronically Disabled People".

University of Camerino Italy Go Academia
07 Nov 2017 Pre- or Post-doc position in Optimisation and Machine Learning

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This research is devoted to the analysis and implementation of methods and models for optimal inventory management and optimal replenishment for drugs. The research will concern the analysis of advanced methods based on machine learning which, thanks to contextual information, are capable of delivering optimal as well as robust decisions.

University of Florence Italy Go Academia
01 Nov 2017 Postdoc and PhD positions in Operational Research, Machine Learning, and Data Science

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Applications are invited for Two Postdoctoral Positions in Operations Research at Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Each position is for a period of 12 months with the possibility of renewal. The start date is negotiable.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related fields before the start date. Interviews are on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants with interests in Large Scale Optimization, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics as well as the application of optimization methods (integer, non-linear, and/or semi-definite programming) in transportation and/or energy are highly desirable.

Interested applicants should send a CV (with sample publications if the papers are not available online) to Prof. Joe Naoum-Sawaya or to Prof. Bissan Ghaddar

Multiple Ph.D. Positions are also available.

University of Western Ontario Canada Go Academia
31 Oct 2017 PhD and Postdoc positions in Railway Planning

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The research group for public transport and railways at Linköping University, Sweden, is expanding its research in railway planning and searches for new staff members. Maybe you or somebody you know is interested in joining our team?

You can find further details and information below, or check out the following link:


Linköping University expands research in railway planning

The research group for public transport and railways at Linköping University is expanding its research in railway planning and searches for new staff members.

The research group is part of the Division for Communication and Transport Systems affiliated in the city center of Norrköping. The division has over 70 researchers, lecturers and graduate students, studying communication networks in its broadest sense. Many projects aim at developing models and methods, which describe the traffic system and can be used as decision support tools by infrastructure managers, operators, vehicle drivers and others.

Current projects in railway include, for example, construction of robust railway timetables, defining and balancing multi-objectives for timetable qualities, socio-economic distribution of railway capacity, and scheduling of time for maintenance work.

Our research is carried out together with stakeholders and funders from industry and society. We are coordinating the national research program Capacity in the Railway Traffic System (KAJT) and some of our collaborators are RISE SICS, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and Swedish Transport Administration. We are also honored to organize the 8th International Conference on Railway Operations Modelling and Analysis (RailNorrköping) which will be held in June 2019.

We are now looking for people who want to join our group, and work with one or more of the following topics:
- Operational train planning and shunting, aiming at increased rail cargo speeds and capacity.
- Strategic planning of critical infrastructure components (switches) which have a major impact both on maintenance and traffic.

We wish you have a strong background from mathematics, modelling, optimization, programming and/or simulation. You have studied either applied mathematics, computer science, operations research, software engineering or equivalent. If you also have experiences from railways or transportation planning it is beneficial but not necessary. You should in any case have a keen interest for analytical work, planning and scheduling, algorithmic development, be fluent in some computer language(s), English and (soon) scientific writing.

We are searching for a person with a master’s degree for a PhD-position or a person with a PhD-degree for a post-doc position. We hope to fill the positions by early 2018.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining our group and contributing to better transportation planning decisions in the future.

For further information about the research group, see

Our research projects are described at

Associate Professor Anders Peterson,, + 46 11 363107
Professor Jan Lundgren,, +46 11 363187

Linköping University Sweden Go Academia
31 Oct 2017 Postdoc positions in Operational Research applied to Maritime Logistics

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The Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management ( and the Centre for Maritime Studies (, National University of Singapore, Singapore, will welcome applications for fully-funded, up to four-year Post-Doc positions. Short-term positions on specific projects are also available.

The field of interest will be the development of innovative approaches to rostering, packing and vehicle routing problems and their application to real-world problems, in areas such as urban mobility and transportation, shipping and logistics transportation, multimodal freight infrastructure planning & management, and general cargo logistics.

The ideal candidate should combine previous expertise, or at least keen interest, in the above-mentioned topics with a taste for experimental work; experience with Mixed-Integer Linear Program modeling/solution tools and with best practice in optimization software development will be a definite plus.

Applicants must have a PhD in operations research, computer science, software engineering, applied mathematics or equivalent. They must be willing to integrate to the research activities of the team by providing original ideas, participating to international conferences and producing high quality scientific papers. Good knowledge of C/C++ and fluency in spoken and written English are essential requirements to participate to meetings and prepare technical reports, project deliverables and articles.

Candidates willing to apply for the position are required to send a CV and a motivation letter to Professor Andrew Lim (; recommendation letters are welcome but not mandatory.

National University of Singapore Singapore Go Academia
31 Oct 2017 Postdoc position in Combinatorial Optimisation

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The Information Sciences group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory has an opening at a postdoctoral level in the area of combinatorial optimization. The selected candidates will be given the opportunity to work with one of the only four commercially available quantum annealing computers worldwide, D-Wave 2X, with more than 1000 qubits. Typical tasks involve formulating an NP-hard optimization problem as a quadratic unconstraint binary optimization (QUBO) problem and designing methods for improving quantum annealing scalability and accuracy.

Quantum annealing is considered as one of the promising exascale and “beyond Moore’s law” computing technologies. Quantum annealers such as LANL’s D-Wave 2X are designed to natively propose solutions for optimization problems that are known to be challenging for classical computers.

Preliminary knowledge about quantum physics or quantum computing is not a requirement for this position, but strong combinatorial algorithm design and implementation skills are essential.

The successful applicant should have a strong publication record and will be expected to publish results in high impact peer-reviewed journals and conferences. This is a long-term appointment (up to three years), so candidates who can commit to a longer time frame will be preferred. However, candidates available for shorter periods may be considered for internships.


(1) A PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field within the past five years or soon to be completed
(2) Research-level expertise in at least one of the following: combinatorial optimization, graph algorithms
(3) Demonstrated ability to publish research in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings
(4) Strong programming skills

Applications received before October 31, 2017 will receive a full consideration.

US citizenship is NOT required for this position.

For informal inquiries, you can contact Hristo Djidjev,

Los Alamos National Laboratories United States Go Academia
15 Oct 2017 Assistant professor position in Operations Management

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IESE Business School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Production, Technology and Operations Management department, at the assistant and associate levels, starting in September 2018.

IESE is a top-rated international graduate business school with campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Munich and Sao Paulo, and over a hundred faculty members. It offers a two-year MBA program and a number of executive programs, both at the national and international levels, in 4 continents, all consistently ranked among the best in the world. Other programs include a PhD in management. IESE has a tenure system similar to the top schools in the US and salaries are competitive.

More information on the Production, Technology and Operations Management department can be found at:

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Operations Management or related area, who are committed to excellence in research and teaching. The candidates are expected to develop a rigorous and relevant research career, with publications in leading academic journals. At the same time, they have to be able to teach at the MBA level and in executive education programs.

Applicants should send a cover letter, along with a curriculum vitae, copies of selected publications and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent by December 1st 2017. Department representatives will attend the INFORMS meeting in Houston. Candidates attending the conference are strongly encouraged to send their materials no later than October 15th.

Please contact Mrs. Ana Vilanova ( for inquiries and/or additional information.

IESE Business School Spain Go Academia
12 Oct 2017 PhD position in Logistics

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Molde University College announces one PhD scholarship in logistics, within the field of discrete optimization. The position is for a period of 3 years, and provides the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD. The position requires admission to the PhD-programme at the Faculty of Logistics.

The candidate will be working within the research project “Design and Experimental Analysis of Novel Integrated Optimization Methods” (AXIOM), partially funded by the Research Council of Norway. There are three main partners within the project: 1) Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU, 2) Molde University College, and 3) SINTEF Digital. Collaboration with world leading research groups from Portugal, Canada, USA, Italy, and Brazil is also an integral part of the project. The main objective of the project is to design novel integrated methods for solving complex discrete optimization problems. The expected results are innovative methods combining elements from exact methods, metaheuristics, and heterogeneous computing. AXIOM has four work packages (WPs). WP1 starts from exact methods and analyzes how these methods can be extended and improved using heuristics. WP2 investigates how exact methods are best utilized within a metaheuristic framework. WP3 develops algorithms that fully utilize all processing elements of modern PCs and are flexible and scalable. In WP4, experimental data are collected, analyzed, and synthesized into new knowledge and understanding. The candidate will mainly work within WP2.

The developed methods will be generic, but the inventory routing problem (IRP) is the main case. The IRP is a generalization of the vehicle routing problem and is concerned with the repeated distribution of products from supply facilities to demand points over a given planning period. The objective is to minimize the distribution costs during the planning period without causing stock-outs or overflows at any of the customers or producers.

The IRP is interesting from a practical as well as a theoretical perspective since it integrates parts of a supply chain that are traditionally managed separately. The problem arises when the consumer allows the supplier, or a third party, to decide on the timing and size of deliveries. The increased flexibility that the supplier gains from this agreement can be turned into reduced costs for the whole supply chain. The theoretical interest comes from the challenge of coordinating three notoriously hard problems (vehicle routing, inventory management, and scheduling of deliveries), and developing theory and solution methods for the coordinated problem.

Candidates for the position must have completed a minimum of 5 years of recognized higher education beyond the basic matriculation requirements to Norwegian higher educational institutions, including a bachelor's degree corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, and a master's degree of minimum 120 ECTS credits or equivalent credits, within relevant academic areas. The master's degree must include a master's thesis of minimum 30 ECTS credits or equivalent. The average grade of the master's degree should be grade B or better on the ECTS grading scale or an equivalent average grade on other grading scales.

In addition, applicants also have to address the following selection criteria:

Interest and solid background in discrete optimization
High level of personal responsibility, initiative, and ability to work in a project team
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
Willingness and ability to communicate and work together with technical subject matter experts
Experience in programming

The place of work is Molde University College. The position will be remunerated at wage level 50 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 436 900 a year, of which 2 % is deducted for the Norwegian State Pension Fund. Higher salary may be considered for especially qualified candidates. The appointment will be in accordance with current Norwegian regulations concerning fixed-term jobs in the public sector and guidelines for employment as a scholarship holder at universities and university colleges.

An application should include:

CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas. Copies of your educational certificates and transcripts must be in English or in a Scandinavian language, and with documented mark scales. Lack of possibilities for verification of the documents will cause a rejection of the application.
Publications and other relevant scientific work, including Master theses. Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applications should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

You may be invited to an interview either in-person or via e.g. Skype.

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10 Oct 2017 Teaching assistant (english speaking) in O.R.

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Course title: "Operations Research"
Part of the Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Around 60 hours required, on Fridays from 16:15 to 18:15.
Total salary is 1770 Eur.

Interested applicants can get in touch with Prof. Maurizio Bruglieri at

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01 Oct 2017 PhD position in production and pricing optimisation

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A PhD position on coordination of production and pricing decision problems is available in the Laboratory of Industrial System Optimization (LOSI, UTT), France.
The description can be found here:

The expected start is from 1st October 2017. Applications are to be sent as soon as possible.

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01 Oct 2017 Postdoc position in Operational Research

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The IDS (Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics) department of ESSEC Business School opens a Post-Doc position of 12 months in Operations Research for its Paris-Cergy campus, starting between November 2017 and January. The IDS Department is composed of 15 professors. Operations Research is a core topic of the OMOR (Operations Research-Operations Management) research cluster at ESSEC (see

ESSEC is a major European Business School, a French “Grande Ecole” with three campuses, one in the Paris metropolitan area (Cergy), one in Singapore and one in Morocco. It offers graduate level training in business administration (MSc, MBA, Executive MBA, Specialized Masters, PhD). Its Master in Management (MiM) program was ranked #5 worldwide in the last Financial Times ranking.

We are searching for a candidate with a research profile in Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, with a strong emphasis on designing efficient exact methods. Research can be related to (but is not restricted to) applications in: Network Design, Facility Location, Routing, Transportation, Production Planning… To be considered, candidates should hold a Ph.D. or doctorate in Operations Research or a related discipline, and show evidence of excellence in research by publications in top-tier journals.

The Post doctorate is required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and work at the ESSEC Cergy campus. The candidate should be fluent in English, autonomous in writing high-quality research papers, and ready to collaborate with the OR professors of the IDS Department on a common research project to be defined. He/she will be also asked to disseminate the research results in OR Conferences and Journals. The application should include (1) an application letter /research statement, (2) a detailed resume including the list of publications and the PhD thesis, (3) a job market paper, and (4) two letters of recommendation, and be sent to :

Prof. Ivana Ljubic
IDS Department
ESSEC Business School

The final closing date for applications is October 1st, 2017.

For further information on academic matters and Operations Research at ESSEC, candidates are invited to contact Prof. Ivana Ljubic or Prof. Laurent Alfandari(

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