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31 Oct 2020 Postdoctoral fellowship in Process Scheduling and Operations Research

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The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) and Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O) at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in Process Scheduling and Operations Research under the supervision of professors Ricardo Fukasawa (C&O) and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval (ChE).

The project involves solving optimization problems related to optimal scheduling of operations in an industrial facility. Desired qualifications are solid expertise in discrete optimization, programming languages and mathematical optimization modeling software. In particular, of great interest is experience in features like using callbacks in commercial optimization solvers and writing code for solving optimization problems using standard solvers. A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position and the candidate's background in process scheduling and discrete optimization, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters.

The deadline to apply to this position is October 31st, 2020. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send their application to Ricardo Fukasawa ( and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval ( The salary for this position will be similar to that offered by the NSERC postdoctoral fellowship program and commensurable with the background and activities to be developed by the applicant.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a "hub of innovation."

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply:

Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) and Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O), University of Waterloo Canada Go Academia
26 Oct 2020 Funded 3-year Post-Doc position (work contract) on Combinatorial Optimization and Multi-Agent Systems applied to the agriculture robot fleet coordination

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AGRIFLEETS: Distributed Route Guidance System for Autonomous Coordination of Agriculture Robot Fleets

The Post-Doc researcher will work in a research team with a PhD student to be contracted within the AGRIFLEETS research project (funded by French National Research Agency - ANR) led by Prof. Marin Lujak (IMT Lille Douai) in close collaboration with Prof. Frederic Semet from the Ecole Centrale de Lille and various renowned national and European academic partners from Italy, Spain, and the UK. The Post-Doc research position is open at the Department of Digital Systems at IMT Lille Douai, University of Lille in France.

Context. The need for sustainable agriculture has led to the recent introduction of Agriculture Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Precision Agriculture (PA) that makes the practice of farming more accurate and efficient. The AMR research so far has focused on a single robot and its agriculture-specific capabilities. Very little work has been done in the domain of distributed, efficient, and scalable real-time agriculture vehicle fleet coordination in general and AMR fleet coordination in particular, considering the overall fleet performance as well as tactical and operational real-time vehicle, implement, raw material, and crop cultivating constraints. This topic is of utmost importance in the case of corporate agriculture where conglomerates with heterogeneous agriculture vehicle fleets operate large lands with precision farming. Fully autonomous farming, with multiple AMRs running and coordinating simultaneously with one another in the same farm, is still an open challenge. Advance!
s in ICT and agriculture technologies allow for a higher level of autonomy of AMR fleets where integrated decision-making potential at present is unrealised. With the objective to increase the opportunity for autonomy in agriculture fleets, in the AGRIFLEETS project, we study dynamic and decentralized coordination of agriculture fleets and develop a distributed route guidance system for autonomous coordination of AMR fleets. The expected outcome of the research will be the development of distributed and scalable algorithms for dynamic and decentralized agriculture fleet vehicle routing and coordination followed by the development of a multi-agent based decentralized vehicle fleet coordination architecture and the integration of the dynamic AMR allocation and routing modules into the architecture and the overall simulation testing.

The work contract should start as soon as possible, preferably in November 2020 and should last for three years with an internationally competitive salary.

Eligibility criteria

The candidate is expected to have a PhD Degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, or a related field with a strong academic background in Combinatorial Optimization and programming (preferably in IBM ILOG Cplex Studio, MATLAB and Java). A good knowledge of written and spoken English are required.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this Post-Doc researcher work contract, you are kindly asked to send the following in the same order: 1) motivation letter with research interests and goals, 2) CV, 3) three recommendation letters with respective contacts, 4) copies of your diplomas and transcripts, 5) certificates, and 6) three relevant publications in one PDF file at the following e-mail: [ marin dot lujak at imt-lille-douai dot fr ] preferably by October 26th 2020. The applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Best regards,

Marin Lujak

Associate Professor

IMT Lille Douai

IMT Lille Douai, Univ. Lille France Go Academia
01 Sep 2020 2-years Post-Doc position

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Open 2-years Post-Doc position at ESSEC Business School, Paris

ESSEC Business School (Cergy campus) is looking for a Post-Doc candidate who will be working on a development of new data-driven mathematical models and optimization algorithms for challenging applications in sustainable city logistics.

Project Description: We will study innovative strategies for performing sustainable last-mile delivery operations. We propose to exploit existing public transportation services, in particular, during off-the-peak hours, when the vehicles are typically under-utilized. Public transport will cover the first lag of transportation and it will be then combined with green modalities performing the last lag (including droids and drones). This novel integration of public transportation into the city logistics will help to reduce the number of combustion engine vehicles performing last-mile deliveries, which will in turn imply reduced congestion and improving living conditions within urban areas.
Required Skills: The Post-Doc is expected to work independently and to have a doctoral degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline.
A strong scientific background in Computational Optimization, Operations Research (decomposition methods, exact and heuristic methods, combinatorial optimization, mixed integer programming, branch-and-cut, branch-and-price) is expected. A good understanding of machine learning tools (e.g, neural networks, SVMs, random forests, classification and clustering methods) is appreciated.

Working conditions at ESSEC: With its 3 campuses (Paris, Singapore and Rabat), ESSEC Business School is a top European Business School with international and very diverse faculty and student communities. The ESSEC Master in Management is ranked #4 worldwide by the Financial Times in 2019. The ESSEC Master in Finance is ranked #5 worldwide in the FT ranking. The ESSEC Master in Data Science & Business Analytics (a joint program with Ecole Centrale Paris) is ranked #3 worldwide in the latest QS 2020 ranking.
The candidate will work under the supervision of OR professors at ESSEC: Laurent Alfandari, Claudia Archetti, Ivana Ljubic.
Annual gross salary: 34K Euros.
Special working conditions can be negotiated, due to the current covid-19 crisis.

Application process: Candidates should send their applications (including a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and two recommendation letters) to Professor Ivana LJUBIC:

Deadline for applications: September 1, 2020.

Earliest starting date: October 1, 2020

ESSEC Business School, Paris France Go Academia
31 Jul 2020 Interurban Freight Transportation Optimization - PhD and MSc positions

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Several Ph.D. and M.Sc. positions are currently available within a large research project
aiming at the development of innovative operations research models and tools for the
planning and operation of interurban freight transportation systems. This project is
conducted with the collaboration of an industrial partner with the dual objectives of
advancing methodological knowledge in the area and developing effective management
tools that will be implemented in practice. Most of the research activities will take place
in Montreal, in CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks,
Logistics and Transportation).
Most of the project will focus on combinatorial optimization models and methods,
especially under uncertainty. Part of the project will deal with the development of
demand models, mostly discrete-choice ones, and revenue management methodologies.
Students interested in the application of learning methods, especially machine learning,
to analyse big data or to improve the performance of optimization algorithms, are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Students involved in the project will receive financial support according to the practices
of participating universities.
The research team is strongly committed to the equity, diversity and inclusion principles
put forward by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the
participating universities. Accordingly, it particularly encourages women, members of
visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities to apply.

For more information, please contact:
• Teodor Gabriel Crainic, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à
Montréal, et CIRRELT (,
• Michel Gendreau, Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel,
Polytechnique Montréal, et CIRRELT (,
• Walter Rei, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal, et

CIRRELT, Montréal Canada Go Academia
31 Jul 2020 Operations Research Specialists

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Optit è alla ricerca di giovani talenti per rinforzare il proprio team OR della sede di Bologna (Italia).
Cerchiamo giovani professionisti con conoscenza ed esperienza del dominio della Ricerca Operativa,
ottime capacità analitiche, ma anche e buone capacità relazionali e di lavoro in Team.
Completano il profilo la conoscenza della lingua inglese adeguata ad un uso corrente in ambito
professionale internazionale e la disponibilità a trasferte nazionali ed estere.
Lavorare in Optit significa avere la possibilità di valorizzare le proprie competenze e sviluppare le
proprie abilità, entrando a far parte di un team coeso e motivato dalla passione comune per la
Ricerca Operativa e, più in generale, per la Digital Innovation.
Il forte livello di competenza scientifica offre la possibilità di applicare i contenuti acquisiti
nell’ambito della ricercar accademica, declinandoli in progetti sfidanti per importanti player
nazionali ed internazionali.
Offriamo un contratto di assunzione ed un percorso di crescita professionale interessante e
Nata nel 2007 come spin-off dell’Università di Bologna, OPTIT è presente a Bologna e Cesena, dove
sviluppa progetti integrati di supporto all’ottimizzazione del business del cliente, diventando partner
nel percorso di Digital Innovation.
Integrando specialisti di Operations Research e Data Science, una solida Software Factory ed esperti
consulenti di business, l’azienda sviluppa servizi e soluzioni software di pianificazione,
ottimizzazione, simulazione, forecasting e analytics, nei diversi settori industriali (Logistica & Supply
Chain, Energy, Waste), abilitando performance elevate, standardizzazione e digitalizzazione dei
processi strategici e operativi.
Maggiori informazioni e candidature:

OPTIT, Bologna Italy Go Industry
31 Jul 2020 Interurban Freight Transportation Optimization - Postdoc positions

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Several postdoctoral positions are currently available within a large research project aiming at the development of innovative operations research models and tools for the planning and operation of interurban freight transportation systems. This project is conducted with the collaboration of an industrial partner with the dual objectives of advancing methodological knowledge in the area and developing effective management tools that will be implemented in practice.

Most of the research activities will take place in Montreal, in CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation).
Most of the project will focus on combinatorial optimization models and methods, especially under uncertainty. Part of the project will deal with the development of demand models, mostly discrete-choice ones, and revenue management methodologies. Postdoctoral researchers interested in the application of learning methods, especially machine learning, to analyse big data or to improve the performance of optimization algorithms, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral researchers involved in the project will receive competitive remuneration, in accordance with the policies of participating universities.
The research team is strongly committed to the equity, diversity and inclusion principles put forward by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the participating universities. Accordingly, it particularly encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants should have obtained their Ph.D. less than five (5) years before starting in the position.

For more information, please contact:
• Teodor Gabriel Crainic, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal, et CIRRELT (,
• Michel Gendreau, Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel, Polytechnique Montréal, et CIRRELT (,
• Walter Rei, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal, et CIRRELT (

CIRRELT, Montréal Canada Go Academia
28 Jul 2020 Full Stack Developer Consultant

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance

Job Title: Full Stack Developer Consultant
Type of Contract: When Actually Employed (WAE) Consultancy
Division: SCOO – Supply Chain Planning
Duty Station (City, Country): Rome, Italy (working remotely from PPR)
Duration: 6 months


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline humanitarian agency addressing hunger and malnutrition worldwide. WFP tackles poverty and hunger through a range of interventions: saving lives and protecting livelihoods in emergencies; investing in the prevention and mitigation of disasters; restoring and rebuilding lives and livelihoods in post-conflict or post-disaster situation; and other interventions to tackle hunger. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in over 80 countries.

With a strong focus on end-to-end planning, visibility, and optimization, the Supply Chain Planning & Optimization unit (SCOO) works intensively with colleagues in the field, regional bureaux, and HQ to make sure everyone has a holistic view of each operation, from Logistics to Resource Management and from Nutrition to Donor Relations. Once everyone agrees on what is going on, analytical tools are deployed to anticipate issues down the line, and support COs to develop Supply Chain plans and what-if scenarios to address them. Through this pro-active approach, COs can make more integrated, evidence-based decisions that improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of our operations.

WFP has been developing an optimization approach that considers the end-to-end supply chain, covering food basket design, transfer modality selection, and sourcing & delivery planning. The process brings together stakeholders from key functions to plan beneficiary needs and lay out supply chain options under various resource scenarios. The output is a sourcing & delivery plan that drives the implementation of WFP’s programmes. In order to facilitate this process, the Planning unit has been developing optimization tools. These advanced decision support tools assist WFP decision makers to maximize beneficiary outcomes while minimizing all costs related to delivering the food assistance through in-kind food or cash-based transfers. The Planning unit is now in the process of mainstreaming and automating several of these tools, and seeks the skills of a full stack developer to maintain and further improve the web application where they are hosted.


The developer will support existing optimization initiatives, in particular the award-winning Optimus tool, and support their global scale-up. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Support the overall development and application of optimization tools and methodologies;
Take the lead on the development (back-end and front-end) of Optimus, an optimization tool supporting operational design for WFP operations that is being rolled out globally.
Develop new front-end components (React.js);
Develop REST APIs to facilitate data exchange between front-end, back-end, and WFP’s data management platform (Palantir Foundry);
Maintain, upgrade and develop new features in the back-end (Django/Python);
Maintain and upgrade servers, databases and deployment procedures;
Support the migration of the application to Amazon Web Services;
Develop an automated testing suite to improve error handling and ensure a robust development environment;
Develop enhancements and fine-tune the tools/methodology to align with business needs;
Support end-users on potential unexpected behaviours of the application, by investigating, fixing, and upgrading the tool whenever needed;
Work closely with Subject Matter Experts in SCOO team to define new requirements and translating them into functionalities for the different optimization initiatives;
Work closely with WFP’s Technology department to ensure compliance with corporate standards around the development of software (e.g. UI design, hosting, authentication, etc.);
Support progress against project milestones to help ensure timely completion of project deliverables;
Recommend system and/or process enhancements to further improve the performance and/or scalability of planning tools;
Support conceptual and quantitative analyses of prioritized supply chain improvement projects;
Work closely with the various WFP business units at both headquarters and field level.


Master’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science

At least three years of working experience related to the development and maintenance of web applications is required;
Prior experience in UX and front-end design is required;
Prior experience in Supply Chain related industry including business analysis, process mapping, data extraction and analysis, and development of SC optimization tools within global organizations is strongly preferred;
Prior experience working with governments, UN agencies, and/or NGOs is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills:
Strong and proven coding proficiency, covering at least the following languages and frameworks: Python, Django, REST-API, JS, HTML, CSS, React.js, Celery, Git, PostgreSQL, and AWS;
Fast learner who can quickly understand, master and improve the code of complex analytical tools;
Can handle multiple parallel requests from end-users and SMEs, manage their expectations and support them in their daily work with the tools;
Can easily translate functional needs into code and can think outside of the box to find creative solutions to solve complex problems;
Balance complexity and idealism with pragmatism;
Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to perform in a multi-functional and multi-cultural team;
Strong time management skills with the ability to plan ahead and anticipate requirements, problems, and obstacles;
Focus and commitment to generate content on short notice, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance;
Committed and motivated to achieve the objectives of WFP.

Verbal and written fluency in English is required.

Terms and Conditions
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

Deadline for applications: 28 July 2020
Ref.: VA No. 123064

Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

World Food Programme, Rome Italy Go Industry
09 Jul 2020 RTD-A in MAT/09

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N.1 posto per:
Settore concorsuale 01/A6 – Ricerca operativa
Profilo SSD MAT/09 – Ricerca operativa
Dipartimento di Matematica "F. Casorati"

Università di Pavia Italy Go Academia
03 Jul 2020 Professor in Operations Research

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DTU Management—Department of Technology, Management and Economics—at DTU is looking for an outstanding Professor in Operations Research. The position as professor is a permanent faculty position. The professor will be part of the research group in Operations Research, and will contribute to research and teaching in the theoretical foundation as well as applications to practical problem solving. The Department already has a strong and internationally recognized environment in Operations Research.

DTU Management conducts excellent research in the intersection between management, technology and economics—in close cooperation with companies and public authorities.

Operations Research (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to ensure better decision-making. By using techniques such as mathematical modelling to analyse complex situations, OR delivers executives the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems. OR is an essential part of the data science and analytics agenda.

Responsibilities and tasks
The applicant should conduct excellent research in Operations Research at the highest international level, incorporating methodology as well as applications. The key responsibilities are:
Leadership in research, aiming at strengthening the department’s profile and international visibility
Teaching and supervision at undergraduate and graduate level
External collaboration with academia, industry, and public organizations
Attracting grants and initiating and securing external funding for new projects
Guidance and supervision of early-career researchers
Furthermore, candidates should have published frequently in international top journals and have an interest in developing of OR within data science and analytics.

The OR research group considers it a strength to combine development of new theory with real-life applications. The section is team-oriented, and the professor is expected to support this through peer activities.

For international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

The candidate must have the following qualifications:
Scientific production at international level, which has contributed to further development of the area,
Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
Collaboration with industry and/or public authorities
Experience in establishing and leading successful applications for funding of large research projects
Documented experience in research management, including handling of management assignments in national as well as international projects, research programmes, conferences, etc.
Experience with supervision and guidance of PhD students
The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the department’s internal and external cooperation.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
Documented experience and quality of teaching and curriculum development
Research impact and experience, funding track record and research vision
Societal impact
Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
International impact and experience
Leadership and collaboration
Communication skills
Consideration will also be given to:
Documented experience in applying OR to industry or governmental organizations.
Successful supervision of PhD students
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Management Science Professor Jesper Larsen, tel.: +45 4525 3385, email:

You can read more about DTU Management at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 3 July 2020 (23:59 local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link ‘Apply online’, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
Application (cover letter) addressed to the President
A vision for future research
Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the ‘Assessment’ bullet points listed above
Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
List of publications indicating scientific highlights
H-index (Google, Scopus and WoS), and ORCID (see e.g.
Diploma (MSc/PhD)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU, Copenhagen Denmark Go Academia
02 Jul 2020 12 PhD positions in Modeling – Analysis – Optimization of discrete, continuous, and stochastic systems

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The doctoral school is embedded into the well-established doctoral program in mathematics at the University of Klagenfurt. It provides a vivid, friendly, and research-oriented environment. In our research we aim to solve mathematical problems by creating synergies from a multi-perspective view, combining the knowledge of several mathematical sub-disciplines. Further information on the doctoral program and the doc.funds doctoral school can be found here:
The University of Klagenfurt is a young and innovative university at the intersection of three cultures. Since its foundation in the year 1970, it has established itself as the leading academic educational institution in the region, and as a hub for the acquisition, exchange, and transfer of knowledge across the entire Alps-Adriatic Region.
Future-oriented degree programmes, outstanding achievements in teaching and research, numerous co-operations at home and abroad, ideal conditions for the advancement of young researchers and a one- of a-kind campus nestled between a Renaissance city and Lake Wörthersee give the university its distinctive character. The global QS World University Ranking Top 50 Under 50 ranks the University of Klagenfurt among the best 150 young – under the age of 50 – universities worldwide.
Around 12.000 students pursue their studies and research on the campus, including around 2,000 from 100 different nations across the globe.
Our offer
The successful candidates will be employed at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Departments for Mathematics and Statistics. The 9 positions funded by the FWF are 75% (30 hours/week) part-time positions, limited to 3 years (Uni-KV: B1,, with the possibility of an extension by at most 1 year. The 3 positions funded by the University of Klagenfurt are 75% (30 hours/week) part-time positions, limited to 4 years (Uni-KV: B1, Filling the positions funded by the FWF will be prioritized. The monthly gross salary is € 2,196.80, paid 14 times per year, and can be increased to a maximum of € 2,604.30 by taking previous experience into account. The starting date is negotiable, September, 1, 2021 at the latest, preferably October 1, 2020.
Tasks and responsibilities
• Autonomous scientific work including the publication of research articles in one or more of the following fields: discrete optimization, combinatorics, regularization methods, parameter identification, computational stochastics and stochastic control, dynamical systems, Bayesian statistics
• Active participation in the research activities of the doctoral school and at international conferences
• International research stay (fully funded)
The successful candidate is expected to do a PhD within the doctoral program and the doc.funds doctoral school Modeling – Analysis – Optimization at the University of Klagenfurt.

Required qualification
• Master’s degree at a national or international university in mathematics, statistics, or a related field. This requirement must be fulfilled two weeks before the starting date at the latest; the last possible deadline for meeting this requirement is hence August 14, 2021.
• Profound knowledge in one or more of the following fields: discrete optimization, combinatorics, regularization methods, parameter identification, computational stochastics and stochastic control, dynamical systems, Bayesian statistics
• An interest in multi-perspective research combining different mathematical sub-disciplines
• Programming skills (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, SageMath, Maple, Mathematica, C/C++, ...)
• Fluent in English
Desired qualifications
• Ability to work in a team
• High communication and dissemination skills
Every PhD student will have one of our faculty members (of whom 45% are female) as supervisor and they will have a co-supervisor and an international mentor on their side.
The principles of diversity, gender mainstreaming, healthiness, sustainability, and compatibility of family and career build the basis for the achievement of our goals. Hence, all our PhD students will have access to the university’s career development program including a special offer for female students.
It is our declared goal to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and therefore we encourage qualified women to apply for the position. In case of equivalent qualification, women are accepted preferentially. People with disabilities or chronic diseases who fulfill the requirements are particularly encouraged to apply.
General information for applicants is available on For further information, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral school Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michaela Szölgyenyi (
We welcome applications comprising a curriculum vitae, an abstract of max. 1⁄2 page (including a statement of interest in multi-perspective research combining different mathematical sub-disciplines and a statement indicating which of the research areas of the doctoral school would be preferred for the PhD), list of courses taken so far and grade report, title/topic of Master’s thesis, Master’s thesis if available.
Applications must be submitted online no later than July 2, 2020 via the job portal in the category “Scientific Staff” by pressing the button “Show vacancies”, indicating reference code 324/20 and selecting “Apply for this position”.
In addition a confidential letter of reference by a professor should be sent by the professor to The deadline for the reference letter is: July 2, 2020.

Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt Austria Go Academia
01 Jul 2020 Postdoc in Complex Network Optimization for Lockdown Strategies during COVID-19

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Project: Finding the ‘new normal’: the power of distinct contacts
The current COVID-19 lockdown measures aimed at limiting total contacts have tremendously high costs for the economy and the population’s mental health. How to live with the virus without a vaccine remains an urgent open question. The objective of this project is to provide novel decision support tools to enable policymakers to evaluate, compare, and suggest new contact limitation measures with the objective of maximizing the number of contacts allowed to stay within a target allowable disease spread. Specifically, this project investigates the hypothesis that the same basic reproduction number R0 is obtainable with more contact moments when one limits the number of different contacts. To this end, the project combines operations research tools with novel epidemiology models that model distinct contacts resulting from interactions in a social network and daily activity patterns. Of particular interest to this project are complex-network approaches that assume people connect through a network, rather than meet randomly.

You will play a crucial role in (1) development and implementation of new fast epidemiology models that are able to evaluate desease spread under different lockdown measures with a focus on the impact of the number of distinct contacts per person and (2) development, implementation and evaluation of optimization techniques for identifying promissing lockdown measures that maximize valuable contact moments while keeping the reproduction number R0 on or below a target level.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will work closely together with associate professor E. van der Hurk and professor D. Pisinger to develop mathematical models that recommend alternative strategies for lockdowns – particularly, ones that aim to preserve as many valuable contact moments between people as possible while keeping the spread of the virus low.

Specifically, you will be responsible for
The design and implementation of mathematical epidemiology models that should be computationally fast (Your role: co-responsible).
Design optimization techniques to explore a wide set of contact limitation policies, fast, and indicate those that maximize valuable connections while keeping the spread of the virus at or below a predefined limit. Both heuristic and exact approaches with a focus on Operations Research and/or Graph Structures could be considered. (Your role: leading).
You will need the ability to work in a small team and work on collaborative coding efforts, while also being able to independently design, implement and investigate new concepts related to the project.

You should have a PhD-degree in applied mathematics, operations research, computer science, mathematical epidemiology modelling, physics, complex networks, or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level.

It is a requirement to be able to demonstrate experience in at least two of the following:
complex networks,
graph theory,
exact methods for optimization,
heuristic methods for optimization
Experience with mathematical epidemiology models is an advantage.

When you have the desire to research theoretical interesting questions that have immediate practical value for dealing with the current COVID-19 crises, you may be just the person we are looking for.

It is essential to have a good command of a programming language (preferable java/C/C++ or similar; or otherwise Python/Julia and similar). Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment is an advantage. Good command of the English language is essential.

Your application should demonstrate an ability to conduct excellent research and publish in high-end peer reviewed journals. We value high quality research over quantity. It is an advantage if you can document interdisciplinary experience within research.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1.5 years. The position is full-time starting 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Associate Professor Evelien van der Hurk,

You can read more about Management Science at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 July 2020 (23:59 local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
Application (cover letter)
Research Statement (1-2 pages)
Diploma (MSc/PhD)
List of publications
Incomplete applications, and applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU, Copenhagen Denmark Go Academia
30 Jun 2020 2 Optimisation positions at Satalia (remote work possible)

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We are currently seeking to extend our Optimisation team with two
optimisation scientists who have experience in Mixed-Integer Programming
and Heuristics, and are comfortable with Java 8 or a similar programming
language. The positions are permanent and involve designing and
implementing solving approaches for large-scale industrial problems.
Ideally, new employees would join Satalia at one of our existing offices in
Vienna, London, Kaunas or Athens, but remote work (also from another
country, ideally within Europe) is possible. We are seeking to fill the
positions as soon as possible.

Satalia is an AI company that provides optimisation and data science
solutions for industrial clients. Satalia has a flat hierarchy and a
trust-based working culture with a strong focus on transparency and
freedom. Satalia supports employees with family/caring obligations, and
allows flexible working hours and flexible/part-time working time

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30 Jun 2020 Postdoc Position on “Advanced analytics and its applications to sustainable energy systems”

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The group OASYS (“Optimization and Analytics for Sustainable EnergY Systems”) is looking for a
highly-talented applicant for a post-doctoral position with a focus on Advanced analytics and
its applications to sustainable energy systems. Among other things, the postdoctoral fellow is
expected to contribute to the development and implementation of a system that, by the use of
large amounts and a wide variety of data, enables small prosumers of electricity to compete on
wholesale energy markets on equal footing with big producers, retailers and consumers.
The initial term of the position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension, based on mutual
interest and convenience. The postdoctoral fellow will become a key member of OASYS
(, by developing excellent research,
supervising PhD. and MSc. students, and helping attract new talents and funds. OASYS is located
at the Ada Byron Research Center ( of the
University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain.
The postdoctoral position is due to start in September 2020, and will be linked to and funded by
an Excellent Science project awarded by the European Research Council through an ERC Starting
The candidate is expected to have:
1. A PhD or equivalent, preferably in operations research and statistics, control or electrical
engineering, computer science, or mathematics.
2. The qualifications, skills and expertise of an operations researcher, that is, with a strong
background in mathematical programming and optimization theory; methods for
decision-making under uncertainty, in particular, stochastic programming, robust

optimization and chance-constrained programming; hierarchical optimization (multi-
level programming); decomposition techniques; parallel and distributed computing, etc.

We look for candidates with competences in several of these fields. Knowledge of
machine/statistical learning, forecasting and/or power systems will be a plus.
3. 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.
4. An excellent command of the English language, both orally and in writing.
5. Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for
publication in international journals.
The appointment involves a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications, and
healthcare and social security insurance. Interested candidates are kindly requested to prepare
an application form consisting of a single pdf file in English containing all the materials to be
given consideration, namely:
1. Cover letter (max. 1 page).
2. CV, including list of publications, track-record of major achievements, work experience,
and summary of educational background.
3. Contact details of at least three references.
4. PhD diploma or equivalent. In case you are planning to defend your PhD. thesis in the
end the first semester of 2020, provide a document indicating the expected date of
your defense.

Applications should be sent IN A SINGLE PDF FILE, no later than June 30, 2020 (Brussels time),
to with your full name in the subject line.
Further technical information on the position and the application procedure can be obtained by
sending your inquiry to as well. Please, do not send your
application to Dr. Juan M. Morales. All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability,
race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Juan M. Morales ( has been awarded a Starting
Grant by the European Research Council, the most prestigious grant in Europe for young talented
researchers ( The grant is endowed with 1.2
million and aims at facilitating Dr. Morales to conduct excellent research through the
implementation of his project “Advanced Analytics to Empower the Small Flexible Consumers of
Electricity”, and build up his own independent research group. The postdoc fellowship described
above will be funded by this grant and therefore, the postdoc researcher is expected to become
a fundamental asset for Dr. Morales’ research team OASYS.

The University of Málaga is an Andalusian university of increasing international relevance that is
strongly committed to high-level education, research and innovation with up-to-date
infrastructures, the attraction of talented researchers and growing international collaborations.
The university takes part in the International Campus of Excellence (ICE) Andalucía TECH, which
arises from the fusion of capacities of the University of Seville (US) and the University of Málaga
(UMA). The campus comprises 150 partner entities including public bodies, technological parks,
technological centers, businesses and other entities, and is specialized in Information and
Communications Technologies.

Málaga is a beautiful city located in the south of Spain. It is part of the popular “Costa del Sol”
and one of the cities with the highest quality of life in Spain. Málaga enjoys an extraordinary
climate and is becoming more and more known worldwide. The city is particularly well
interconnected to the rest of Spain, Europe and the world by air (through its international
airport), sea (through its international harbor), and land (through its direct connection to the
Spanish high-speed rail infrastructure).

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24 Jun 2020 PhD Machine learning for organ allocation at Eurotransplant

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We are looking for a strong, motivated PhD-student with an analytical, algorithmic background who is interested in pursuing a PhD-project devoted to the allocation of donor organs to patients.

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Project description

The goal of the project is to apply and develop methods from data science (including machine learning methods) to quantify the benefits of transplantations depending on donor and recipient characteristics. In addition, the goal is to design and evaluate allocation mechanisms. The project is a cooperation between Eindhoven University of Technology and Eurotransplant. The project has a large applied component; it is expected that results of this project will impact Eurotransplant’s policies. The position is for a period of 4 years at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The PhD-student’s working locations will be both at Eurotransplant headquarters in Leiden, as well as at TU/e. We are looking for a student with a strong background in at least one of the following subjects: statistics, machine learning, discrete optimization, operations research. A strong interest in the medical and health policy aspects of the project are a plus.

The TU Eindhoven, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the group Combinatorial Optimization

The TU Eindhoven (TU/e) was established in 1956 as a polytechnic. It has grown into a university with nine departments. The TU/e now has approximately 3000 employees (incl. PhD students) and 8000 BSc and MSc students. Our Department offers several bachelor and master programs, all of which are taught in English. The TU/e campus is in the center of Eindhoven. The PhD-position is within the group Combinatorial Optimization; this group is an active, internationally composed research group. There are strong ties with the research program NETWORKS.


Eurotransplant is responsible for the allocation of donor organs in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia. This international collaborative framework includes all transplant hospitals, tissue-typing laboratories and hospitals where organ donations take place. For more information, see

Job requirements

Being a PhD student in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, every PhD student gets paid a salary; no additional grants are needed. Moreover, although PhD students sometimes take courses, there is no minimum requirement. Hence, PhD students are more like employees than like students. Indeed, the Dutch word for PhD student translates to "research trainee". The work of a PhD student may include assisting in courses of BSc or MSc programs of the department. This amounts to around 10% of the time; the remaining time is spent on research and research-related activities. Foreign PhD students don't need to speak Dutch: it is easy to get by with English, not only at the university but also in everyday life.

Conditions of employment

What we offer

We offer a PhD position on an exciting topic at the intersection of data science and combinatorial optimization. The project will take place in a very stimulating environment, and the cooperation with Eurotransplant allows for real-life impact of the results. The position is fully funded, and the student receives a gross salary which ranges from € 2.325 per month in the first year increasing up to € 2.972 in the fourth year. The TU Eindhoven offers a broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child daycare and excellent sports facilities).

Information and application

For more information about the project or about the working conditions, please contact Bart Smeulders (B.Smeulders[at], or Frits Spieksma (f.c.r.spieksma[at]

Applications should be done through the following website:

Please apply by using the 'Apply for this job' button on top of this page.

Besides personal and contact information, you should upload three PDF documents:

a letter of motivation (named motivation.pdf)
a CV (named cv.pdf)
a list of courses and grades (named courses.pdf)
Do not upload any other documents.

In addition, please provide one or two letters of reference. These letters should be sent directly (by the person providing the letter) to Bart Smeulders. The subject line of the email should be: "Letter of recommendation for ..." (with the name of the applicant inserted).

You can upload all the required documents in max. five pdf's (max. 10 Mb).

Closing Date: 24 June 2020

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24 Jun 2020 PhD positions in Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences Department of Mathematics, University of Pavia Italy Go Academia
02 Jun 2020 Professorship in Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorial Optimization

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Chiamata a Professore (associato o ordinario) in »Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorial Optimization« con deadline 2 giugno 2020.

La domanda si prepara facilmente secondo le linee guida presenti al link e va inoltrata per email al Decano di Facoltà Prof. Folkmar Bornemann all'indirizzo

Il concorso è aperto a candidati qualificati internazionali.

Technical University Munich Go Academia
26 May 2020 PhD positions in OR

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The Operations Research Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University “Federico II” of Naples, announces the following three years PhD programmes:

1. The PhD Programme in

2. The PhD Programme in

Both the PhD programmes include a curriculum in Operations Research for students with background in optimization and computer science. The OR topics of the PhD positions will be both methodological and applicative, with particular emphasis on integer/network optimization and data science for logistics, transportation, communication networks and healthcare systems.

The official announcement of the PhD programmes is now available at the address:

The announcement reports all the required bureaucratic and formal requests.The deadline is on May 26th, 2020, 12.00 (CET).

The selection for all the positions will be based on assessment of the qualifications and oral examination (both made remotely).

1) 12 positions for Italian and foreign studentsn.
2) 1 position for foreign students, graduated out of Italy and not living in Italy.

1) 13 positions for Italian and foreign students.
2) 2 positions for foreign students, graduated out of Italy and not living in Italy.

The interested candidates are invited to send an email with their CV and a description of their interests to Antonio Sforza (, Maurizio Boccia ( and Claudio Sterle (, for a preliminary assessment only aimed at giving them suggestions.

More detailed information about the available positions can be found at the address:

Best regards,
Antonio Sforza (Full Professor in OR)
Maurizio Boccia (Associate Professor in OR)
Claudio Sterle (Associate Professor in OR)

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17 May 2020 Professor in the area of Applied Continuous or Discrete Optimisation

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The Faculty of Science is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy in the Department of Mathematics

Professor in the area of Applied Continuous or Discrete Optimisation

The successful applicant will perform innovative research in the area of mathematical optimisation and its applications. The work ranges from the mathematical analysis of algorithms for optimisation problems to their concrete application in science, industry and society. The position is open for all areas of specialisation within optimisation ranging from combinatorial optimisation, discrete optimisation to continuous optimisation.

The Department of Mathematics has research groups in Applied Mathematics and Fundamental Mathematics. You will join the research group Applied Mathematics that develops, analyses and teaches mathematical methods for large-scale complex systems that describe contemporary scientific, industrial and financial applications. It delivers complete mathematical solutions. It designs the mathematical models in collaboration with domain experts, constructs and analyses the numerical and statistical solvers for the equations and studies their efficient implementation on high-performance and parallel computers.

The group has close collaborations with domain experts from the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics as well as applied sciences such as financial and actuarial mathematics and engineering science. There are also collaborations with a variety of industrial partners.

The research group Applied Mathematics aims to strengthen the collaboration with other research groups, departments and faculties within the University of Antwerp where mathematics is applied.

Job description

You will teach courses in mathematical optimisation, its numerical implementation and relevant numerical linear algebra in the bachelor Mathematics and the master program Financial and Applied Mathematics. There is also limited service teaching in the Faculty of Science.
You will expand the research in solution techniques for large-scale continuous, discrete or combinatorial optimisation. You develop and analyse the methods and apply them to current scientific, industrial, financial and actuarial applications.
You acquire and manage national and international research funding. As member of the research group Applied Mathematics you will expand your own research topics, while participating also in joint projects of the group.
You supervise bachelor, master and PhD students.
You strengthen the links between the Department of Mathematics and other research groups, departments and faculties within the University of Antwerp as well with companies.
You will offer service to the Department of Mathematics and the Faculty of Science by participating in, amongst others, the educational board of Mathematics, the departmental council Mathematics, and similar.
Profile and requirements

You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in Mathematics, Mathematical Engineering, Operational Research, or equivalent.
You have several years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent.
Your research excellence in optimisation is illustrated through scientific publications in applied mathematical journals with high impact, international collaborations and participation and organisation of conferences or workshops.
A track record of valorisation of research results through industrial research projects, spin-off companies or patents is an advantage.
You have a proven track record in obtaining research funding both for theoretical and applied research.
You have a wide experience in academic teaching at the bachelor and master level of Mathematics.
The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
As a course unit coordinator/lecturer, you can demonstrate that you master the language of instruction at the CEFR level C1 before the start of the course. As a course unit coordinator/lecturer, you also master the language of administration, Dutch, or you are willing to gradually learn the language up to the CEFR level B2. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members by offering them an integration programme and provides adequate language tracks for course unit coordinators/lecturers within the framework of the Flemish statutory language regulations.
We offer

either a full-time position as a lecturer, in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as a senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria;
or a full-time position as a senior lecturer or higher, generally entailing a permanent appointment. In the case of a first appointment to the corps of academic personnel (ZAP), the university board may proceed to a temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three years. This position will lead to a permanent appointment if the performance is assessed favourably;
the date of appointment will be October 1st, 2020.
a gross monthly salary ranging for lecturer from € 4.255,06 - € 6.272,13; and for senior lecturer from € 4.872,61 - € 7.654,80;
a dynamic and stimulating work environment.
How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date May 17th, 2020.
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
More information about the application form can be obtained from
For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Wim Vanroose (, spokesperson of the research group Applied Mathematics, or Prof. Karel in 't Hout (, chair of the Department of Mathematics.
The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

University of Antwerpen Belgium Go Academia
15 May 2020 PhD position

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A PhD position is available in Operations Research at the University of Bologna, Italy

Title: optimization algorithms for Integrated Planning of Multi-Energy Systems

Supervisors: prof. Daniele Vigo, prof. Michele Monaci

Topics: The student will mainly work on optimization problems arising in multi-energy systems, with special emphasis on the design and implementation of efficient decomposition algorithms for the solution of large-scale problems.

These activities will be developed within project PlaMES (Integrated Planning of Multi-Energy Systems) that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 863922".

The student will be enrolled for 3 years in the Automatic Control and Operational Research curriculum of the IBES PhD programme at the University of Bologna, see

Skills: The PhD candidate is expected to perform scientific research on combinatorial problems in the field energy optimization.

Applicants should demonstrate good programming skills and good knowledge in solution methods for combinatorial optimization problems. Applicants should have completed (or close to completion of) a master degree in operations research, computer science, mathematics, related engineering domains or other affine domains.

Deadline: applications will start presumably on April 20, 2020 and must be electronically submitted within two or three weeks (closing of the applications will presumably be on May 15th). The PhD selection is performed in June and the activities will start in October/November.

We strongly suggest the interested people to directly contact prof. Daniele Vigo ( and prof. Michele Monaci ( for more details.

University of Bologna Italy Go Academia
08 May 2020 full-time lecturer in Operations Management

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The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences has begun a recruitment and selection process to hire teaching and research staff. We are looking for someone with a PhD in operations management, operations research, engineering management, industrial engineering or management sciences who would like to contribute to the teaching and research activities in the field of operations management.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the education of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and must have a proven track record of effective teaching in English. Strong research and writing skills, experience with empirical research and the ability to work well as part of a team will be looked upon favourably.

Courses might include (but are not limited to): Operations Management, Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing and Logistics.

What we offer
A full-time contract in a dynamic and international scientific environment in the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at UIC Barcelona (Social Science Campus, in Barcelona). A part-time contract could be negotiated.
A tenure-track (four-year) position with a mid-term evaluation (depending on the candidate’s profile, the position may automatically become permanent).
A competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Full relocation assistance and financial support for the candidate’s research (in accordance with the candidate’s experience).
Start date: September 2020 (date is negotiable).

How to apply
All applications must be submitted in a single PDF document. The title of the document should be your last name.

The document must include:
A cover letter with a statement of interest
A full CV including contact details

The candidate must have:
- A PhD in a discipline related to the position.
- A minimum of 4 years of postdoctoral experience.
- A minimum of 480 hours of teaching experience with good results in terms of student satisfaction.
- Assessment criteria

The following aspects of the candidate’s CV will be taken into consideration:
- Proven record of effective teaching.
- Active involvement in teaching innovation practices.
- Oral and written proficiency in English.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. We expect the candidate to be able to design and lead their own group and projects independently.
- Ability to supervise and guide undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research projects.

UIC, Barcelona Spain Go Academia
15 Apr 2020 PhD Scholarship

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Copenhagen Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships in Economics. We welcome research proposals in all areas of economics.
The Department of Economics at CBS provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, and comprises three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent), and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department offers high quality education within an extensive number of full-time and part-time programs available at CBS, including a structured PhD program.
The three-year PhD programme allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS faculty members, supported by research training courses in a mix of fundamental compulsory courses and specialized electives. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See this website for more information about the PhD programme:
The successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to the Department’s research environment. Information about the department may be found at:
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact: PhD coordinator Mauricio Prado, e-mail
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27,363 up to DKK 33,045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17.1% of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School. To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in economics or related fields is necessary. Normally, the applicant must have successfully completed a master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. However, we will also consider current master students for enrolment in the 4+4 scheme. The applicants must be fluent in English. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.
The application (see link below) must include a 5-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question in any area of economics, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work plan.
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC/GRE register and choose the PhD Program.
Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.
Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at
Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at
Ansøgningsfrist: 15. april 2020.
Søg online

CBS er et unikt erhvervsuniversitet med en høj andel af udenlandske ansatte og studerende. CBS har ca. 644 undervisnings- og forskningsårsværk, 192 ph.d.-studerende og 724 administrative årsværk. Ca. 20.422 studerende er fordelt på bachelor-, kandidat-, MBA/EMBA-, ph.d.- og Executive-programmer, der udbydes på dansk og engelsk. Vores videnskabelige medarbejdere tæller internationale eksperter inden for de klassiske forretningsdiscipliner, men også i filosofi, historie, psykologi, sociologi, jura, politik, informationssystemer og kultur.
Universitetet tager imod ansøgninger fra kvalificerede kandidater uanset alder, køn, race og etniske baggrund.

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01 Apr 2020 Non-tenure-track position in Operations Research

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The Econometric Institute at Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for three-year non-tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level starting in September 2020 or a mutually agreed date.
Applicants should have (or be very near completion of) a PhD (in the area of Operations Research, Computer Science or Industrial Engineering) by the start date. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research and teaching.
The compensation package is competitive at the European level and includes several secondary benefits. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

About the Econometric Institute
The Econometric InstituteOpens external has a long and strong research tradition in econometrics, statistics, data science, and Operations Research (OR), with 50 faculty members across these areas. The OR group works on quantitative methods (e.g. deterministic and stochastic Operations Research techniques) with a strong focus on applications in passenger and freight transportation, logistics, supply chain management and health care.
The Econometric Institute is part of an active research community within the Erasmus School of Economics . Erasmus School of Economics is one of the largest and most successful economics schools in Europe, offering excellent research facilities to its faculty. The school offers a bachelor and master program in econometrics and operations research, attracting 450 bachelor and 250 new master students per year. Erasmus School of Economics has a close cooperation with other schools of the university such as RSM (via the research institute ERIM).
Members of the OR group typically teach methodological courses in OR, Mathematics or Computer Science as well as case studies where students apply the methodology on problems in e.g. transportation and logistics.

Application Procedure
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates could submit their application via e-mail ( before 1 April.
Application should include a cover letter, CV, a (job market) paper, three letters of reference, and copies of recent teaching evaluations (if any).

For inquiries please contact Ilker Birbil (

The Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands Go Academia
31 Mar 2020 Postdoc on on-demand logistics

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This postdoc position is part of the CUSTOMIZE project (Customer-driven prescriptive analytics for logistics planning) funded by the Netherlands Oraganisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project is aimed at the estimation of customer demand and optimization of logistics services.

The project is divided in two parts. The first part aims to develop a model to forecast logistics demand at micro-level. The forecasting model looks to infer the behavior of the customers by using transaction data. In the second part, we integrate the forecasting model into an optimization framework. The optimization model determines the expected number of vehicles and their locations to perform their services. Finally, all the developed elements will be integrated into a simulation model for real-time optimization of the on-demand system. The developed models will be tested and validated on real-life cases. The necessary data will be provided by our industrial partners and PostNL.

The selected researcher will have a close collaboration with the industrial partners and the department of Econometrics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The duration of the appoitnment is 19 months, starting as early as possible but ultimately by 06/2020.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in operations research. Basic knowledge of data analytics and discrete choice modelling are desirable, but not a strict requirement.

Phd in transportation or logistics related field. Solid background in operations research. Experienced in programming operations research models. Good analytical and communication skills.

Fixed-term contract: from 01/06/2020 - 31/12/2021.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Coming to Delft Service organizes diverse events for new international employees and their accompanying partners, like Partner Career Workshops and Dutch Culture Workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.   

Technische Universiteit Delft
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. TU Delft was ranked third in the global Shanghai ranking on Transportation Science & Technology in 2019.

Faculty Technology, Policy and Management
The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) contributes to sustainable solutions for technological challenges in society by combining the insights from engineering with the humanities and the social sciences.

The postdoctoral researcher will be positioned in the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department. The department aims to shape emerging technological innovations in the increasingly interconnected sectors of energy, mobility and ICT by contributing to the scholarly debate at the highest international level. The position is established within the Transport and Logistics (TLO) section.

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Yousef Maknoon, email:, tel: +31 15 27 83479.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR Advisor, email:

TU Delft Netherlands Go Academia
30 Mar 2020 PhD position

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Open PhD position in Operations Research (graph theory / combinatorial optimization / mathematical programming) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

A PhD position is opened at the Department of Informatics at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) within the Decision Support & Operations Research group. The successful candidate will work on problems related to graph theory, combinatorial optimization and/or mathematical programming. Our research group is, for example, active in structural and algorithmic graph theory, machine and employee scheduling, and vehicle routing. The specific research projects will be defined together with the PhD student based on her/his interests and skills and on the fit within the research scope of the group.

As a PhD student, the candidate has some teaching responsibilities, both at bachelor and master level. In particular, she/he will be responsible for the exercise sessions of some of our courses (e.g., algorithms, graph theory and integer programming), supervise student projects and help with administrative tasks.

The PhD position is fully funded. Starting date is September 1, 2020 (with some flexibility). We offer a competitive gross salary starting at 58’000 CHF per year. The PhD student will also get the opportunity to attend international conferences and to travel and learn from leading experts through our wide network of academic and industry collaborations.

The candidate should have a Master’s degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems or related domain. The University of Fribourg is a bilingual university (German and French) and the candidate should master at least one of these languages as well as have a very good knowledge of English.

To apply, please send a complete CV, a motivation letter and some references to Prof. Bernard Ries: More information about the DS&OR group can be found under

Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on March 31, 2020. Applications beyond that date might be considered.

University of Fribourg Switzerland Go Academia
16 Mar 2020 PhD studentship

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EPSRC DTP studentship in Combinatorial models for optimisation of placement of refuelling stations and routing for alternative fuel vehicles in road network

Funding is for 4 years. The project is supervised by Andrei Gagarin, Padraig Corcoran and Rhyd Lewis.

Closing date: 16 March 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in April.

Administrative enquiries:
PGR Office Mathematics:

Project Description
The main objective of this PhD project is to develop new mathematical models and combinatorial optimisation techniques for smart and efficient development of road network infrastructure for navigation of vehicles using new types of energies, e.g. electric, biofuel, hydrogen, and to advise on efficient routing with respect to the existing infrastructure. This will be based on development of more subtle mathematical models using graphs and digraphs and done by algorithmically solving the corresponding combinatorial optimisation problems, obtaining related analytical and structural results. We will examine new models on weighted graphs and digraphs using different types of dominating set concepts, subsequently developing new methodologies to provide efficient and effective algorithmic solution techniques. Special attention will be paid to scaling of the models to large-size road networks.

The PhD student should have a solid background in Graph Theory and algorithms related to optimisation in graphs and digraphs, including algorithm engineering. Experience of implementing algorithms using low-level programming languages like C/C++ would be an asset. The PhD student will work across the disciplinary boundaries of graph theory, combinatorics, algorithms design, and optimisation in the context of geographic information systems and transport networks analysis. In doing so, they will develop advanced skills in mathematics and related areas of computer science. They will be an active member of the Operational Research group and Discrete Mathematics and Data Science interdisciplinary research team in the School of Mathematics. This will provide them with an opportunity to form collaborations, to draw from the expertise of both groups, and to participate in corresponding research seminar series and events.

The 4 year studentship includes UK/EU fees, stipend (amount for 2020/21 is £15285) and a research training grant to cover costs such as research consumables, training, conferences and travel.

Applicants should apply through the Cardiff University online application portal, for a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics with an entry point of October 2020

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project.
In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from EPRSC DTP.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in April

Funding Notes

UK/EU applicants only. UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply

A 1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) and/or a Master’s degree is required in mathematics or a related subject.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate their proficiency by obtaining an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each skills component. Further acceptable qualifications can be found at View Website

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