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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

Satalia Europe Go Industry
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).

Ada Byron Research Center, University of Málaga Spain Go Academia
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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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

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands Go Academia
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)

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University “Federico II” of Naples Italy Go Academia
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.

CBS, Copenhagen Denmark Go Academia
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

Cardiff University UK Go Academia
15 Mar 2020 Post-doc positions

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We announce postdoc positions

at the Institute of Informatics, University of Warsaw, Poland. The
positions are supported by the ERC Consolidator Grant TUgbOAT: “Towards
Unification of Algorithmic Tools” led by Piotr Sankowski.

The TUgbOAT’ focus is on basic algorithmic problems. Example topics include:
* algorithms for finding matchings in graphs;
* online algorithms in various settings;
* studying and algorithmically exploiting properties of data.
We refer to the project website for more on
the project.

The theoretical computer science group in Warsaw is strong and growing.
Apart from the algorithms group members specializing in
parameterized, approximation and graph algorithms (Łukasz Kowalik, Marcin
Mucha, Marcin Pilipczuk, Michał Pilipczuk, Piotr Sankowski), we have also a
leading research group in logic and automata (Mikołaj Bojańczyk, Bartosz
Klin, Sławomir Lasota).

We are looking for outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. (or soon to obtain a
Ph.D.) in Computer Science or Mathematics who have already proven their
high scientific potential in the area of algorithms or graph theory through
publications in proceedings of highly ranked international conferences
and/or journals. Background in the specific areas of projects in question
will be an advantage.

The gross annual salary is around 100,000PLN. For comparison, this
translates to around twice the average salary in Poland. The position comes
with generous travel support and no teaching duties.

The application deadline is 15th March 2020. The default length of the
contract is one year. The starting date is flexible.

To apply, send a CV to Piotr Sankowski . Questions and
informal inquiries are welcome.

Institute of Informatics, University of Warsaw Poland Go Academia
12 Mar 2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the area of very large scale optimization with a particular focus on Alternating Directions Method of Multipliers (ADMM) and Interior Point Methods (IPMs). The position features a 10% teaching duty.

A successful candidate will join the Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization and will work with Professor Jacek Gondzio on the project funded by the School of Mathematics and Oracle Labs. The position should be taken up on May 1st 2020 or shortly afterwards.

Applicants will have completed a PhD in Optimization, or a related field of computational mathematics, and will demonstrate outstanding research potential. An ideal candidate will have a documented expertise and research record in continuous optimization techniques, provable understanding of alternating directions method of multipliers and interior point methods, and will demonstrate excellent programming skills. Prior experience in development of efficient optimization software and applying it to solve very large scale constrained optimization problems would be an advantage.

The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £33,797 to £40,322 for 35 hours each week.

Informal enquiries:
Potential candidates with academic questions are encouraged to contact Professor Jacek Gondzio by email: Questions of an administrative nature should be directed to:

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy Ref: : 051372 Closing Date : 12-Mar-2020
Contact Person : Professor Jacek Gondzio Contact Number :
Contact Email :
School of Maths

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the area of very large scale optimization with a particular focus on Alternating Directions Method of Multipliers (ADMM) and Interior Point Methods (IPMs). The position features a 10% teaching duty.

A successful candidate will join the Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization and will work with Professor Jacek Gondzio on the project funded by the School of Mathematics and Oracle Labs. The position should be taken up on May 1st 2020 or shortly afterwards.

Applicants will have completed a PhD in Optimization, or a related field of computational mathematics, and will demonstrate outstanding research potential. An ideal candidate will have a documented expertise and research record in continuous optimization techniques, provable understanding of alternating directions method of multipliers and interior point methods, and will demonstrate excellent programming skills. Prior experience in development of efficient optimization software and applying it to solve very large scale constrained optimization problems would be an advantage.

The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £33,797 to £40,322 for 35 hours each week.

Informal enquiries:
Potential candidates with academic questions are encouraged to contact Professor Jacek Gondzio by email: Questions of an administrative nature should be directed to:

The University of Edinburgh

Further Particulars

Job Details

Job title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optimization
School/Support Department: School of Mathematics
Line Manager: Professor Jacek Gondzio

Job Purpose

To undertake research in a specific area of large scale optimization in line with the School’s research strategy and to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Main Responsibilities
Approx. % of time

To undertake world leading research in large scale optimization 85
To contribute to teaching programmes within the discipline 10
To undertake development training as necessary 5
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job)

PhD in Mathematics, Optimization, or a related discipline (essential).
Evidence of high quality research outputs (essential).
Evidence of excellent programming skills (essential).
Willingness to undertake teaching duties and training therein (essential).

Key Contacts/Relationships

Head of School and Professor Jacek Gondzio.
Academic staff within the School.
Professional Services staff within the School.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students; postdoctoral colleagues.

Postdoctoral Teaching in the School of Mathematics

The School wishes postdocs to contribute to its teaching activities during their stay, and will seek to make teaching assignments that are beneficial in terms of career development and compatible with their research expertise.

Teaching loads are typically agreed between the School and the postdoctoral position holder at the time of hiring. The standard expectation for a three-year postdoctoral position, such as this, is of the order of two one-semester courses or equivalent tutorial or project work. The School will provide suitable mentoring for postdoctoral position holder who teach.

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

Only complete applications will be considered. Candidates should read the job description before writing their application. Please upload a CV, a research statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria and add contact details of at least two referees. Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters of recommendation are sent directly to and received by the closing date.

We anticipate interviews will be held on 16-17th March 2020. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
The closing date is 5pm on 12th March 2020.

Right to Work

In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and Immigration Act 2016 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).

To do so, the University requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.

For further information on right to work please visit our right to work webpage

If you are from outside the EEA and not currently eligible to work in the UK, there are visa routes that may be available to you, for example:

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent): If you are an academic in the field of sciences; humanities; engineering; medicine; digital technology; or the arts, it may be possible for you to apply for a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. This route requires you to apply to be endorsed as an internationally recognised leader or emerging leader in your particular field by a designated competent body (Arts Council England, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, Tech City UK). However, if you are applying for a senior academic role, e.g. Professor/Reader there is an accelerated route to endorsement. Further information can be found on the UKVI website
Tier 2: The University is a UKVI licensed sponsor and is able to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) to successful candidates who are offered highly skilled roles and meet the eligibility criteria. The CoS enables candidates to apply for a Tier 2 (general visa).
Please note if you were last granted leave to stay in the UK in any Tier 2 category in the 12 months immediately preceding an application and the leave has
• ended or expired.
• the CoS which led to that grant of leave was issued for more than 3 months, and
• you are either:
o applying for entry clearance from outside the UK, or
o you are in the UK and had a previous period of Tier 2 leave, but then changed (‘switched’) into a different immigration category and now wishes to apply again under Tier 2.
You must wait 12 months before applying again.

Further information about whether you require a visa and other visa routes can be found at:

Conditions of Employment

Pension Scheme

This role is grade UE07 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.

For further information please visit our Pensions website.


The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £33,797 to £40,322 for full time hours each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.

The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

University of Edinburgh's School of Mathematics, Edinburgh UK Go Academia
08 Mar 2020 Post-doc positions at Lancaster

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Within the framework of the EPSRC Programme Grant OR-MASTER, Lancaster (Centre for Transport and Logistics-CENTRAL) has three post-doc openings. Details about the positions can be found by following the links below.

- Senior Research Associate/Research Associate (Mathematical Modelling, Integer Programming, Exact and Heuristic Algorithms)
- Research Associate (Mathematical Modelling, Integer Programming, Heuristic Algorithms)
- Research Associate (Stochastic Modelling either/or heuristic algorithms)

For further information about the positions, please contact Prof Konstantinos Zografos, Director of the Centre for Transport and Logistics at

Management School, Lancaster University UK Go Academia
08 Mar 2020 Operational Research Analyst

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We seek a qualified candidate to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between University of Kent and Eurostar Limited involving the development and application of optimisation techniques to tackle operational challenges and support Eurostar's long-term strategic aims. Eurostar is the only high-speed train operator directly linking the UK to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Millions of passengers travel on Eurostar routes between London and Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lille, Calais, and Disneyland® Paris each year.

The successful applicant will be based at Eurostar headquarters in London and will work closely with Eurostar managers based in Lille and a team of academics in the Management Science Group at Kent Business School. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a high-level position on putting cutting-edge analytics techniques into practice at a dynamic, publically visible, and economically important UK company.

The KTP Associate will be tasked with optimising train timetables, the assignment of trains to services, maintenance scheduling and other operational planning problems. Successful delivery of the project will help to devise more robust train timetables/service assignment and drive future revenue growth.

Applicants should ideally hold a PhD in operational research, management science, business analytics, or a closely allied discipline. Strong applicants with an MSc (with Distinction) will also be considered. The Associate must have an in-depth knowledge of optimisation and heuristic modelling techniques, as well as a good understanding of data analysis and statistics. Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. Computer programming skills (in C/C++, Java, or similar), familiarity with optimisation modelling software (e.g. CPLEX), previous consultancy experience, a track record of publishing in academic journals, and proficiency in French are all highly desirable. Please note that regular travel to the Control Room Eurostar, based in Lille, France, will be required.

The KTP Associate will be employed on a 12-month fixed term contract. However, there is the potential, depending on progress and internal company approval, to extend the project beyond the 12-month timeframe through full-time employment at Eurostar.

Informal enquiries may be directed by email to:

Prof Jesse O'Hanley
Professor of Environmental Systems Management
Management Science Group | Kent Business School | University of Kent | Tel: +44 (0)1227 824286

Eurostar Limited UK Go Academia
29 Feb 2020 Postdoc position

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Dear AIRO Young Member,

CNR-IMATI ( is searching for a post doc with a background in optimization and operations research for its Milan department,
to conduct research activities in two research fields in parallel:

1) Agrifood sector:
research on food operations and processing for a new research project funded by Regione Lombardia on optimizing the production of food products.
Project sPATIALS3 (

2) Industrial sector:
development of an optimal control system for a demanufacturing plant.
See this conference paper:
for the current state of development.

The duration of the contract is 18/24 months and the salary is around 2200 euro per month.
It is worh mentioning that in Italy this contract, called "assegno di ricerca", is subject only to social contributions (around 10%).

The call will be open in February/March 2020.
Interested people can contact Ettore Lanzarone ( for further information.

Best regards,

Ettore Lanzarone

CNR-IMATI, Milan Italy Go Academia
22 Feb 2020 Early-Stage Researcher

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The MINOA consortium is seeking a highly motivated and qualified
Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) that is looking for an opportunity to do
research in mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation at TU Dortmund
University. The MINOA project has started on Jan 1st, 2018, is funded
under Horizon 2020 and will be carried out for a total of four years.
The network consists of 10 academic partner institutions and six
industrial partners from six different countries in Europe.

An ESR project on *effective algorithms for combinatorial optimal
control*, starting as soon as possible but no later than April 2020, is
available at TU Dortmund University. For details about the project and
the application process, see

Please note the eligibility criteria:

* You hold a M.Sc. degree by the starting date of the fellowship (March
2020), in one of the following areas: Mathematics, Computer Science,
Operations Research or in a closely related field.

* You have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies,
etc) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior
to your recruitment.

* At the time of recruitment, you are in the first four years (full-time
equivalent research experience) of your research career (after having
obtained your M.Sc. degree) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Christoph
Buchheim (

TU Dortmund University Germany Go Academia
16 Feb 2020 PhD or Postdoc position

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A PhD or postdoc position is available in the research group of Prof.
Martin Bichler ( at the Technical University of
Munich, Germany.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in
interdisciplinary research at the intersection of computer science,
operations research, and economics. The main research themes of the
group are market design and optimization. The candidate shall either
work on the computation of competitive equilibria using computational
optimization (combinatorial, convex, bilevel, etc.) or on equilibrium
learning via machine learning techniques. Fluency in written and spoken
English is required. Programming skills are a plus.

The position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension. There is
sufficient travel money available to support conference and workshop
attendance as well as research visits to other groups internationally.

The starting date is negotiable; we are interested in filling the
position as soon as possible. The position is full-time and paid
according to salary grade 100% TV-L E 13 (the standard rate for junior
scientific staff at German universities; salary depends on experience
and amounts to at least 2300 Euro net per month).

Please submit your electronic application as a single PDF file and
include the reference "Application Equilibrium Computation" in the
subject line.

For full consideration, apply no later than 16.02.2020 to Martin Bichler

The official job advertisement can be found at

TU Munich Germany Go Academia
14 Feb 2020 12 Month post-doc position in rail traffic optimization

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12 Month post-doc position in rail traffic optimization
This position is part of the ELSAT 2020 project: “Ecomobility, Logistics, Security and Adaptability in Transport.” It is funded by the French government, the French “Hauts de France” Region and the European Regional Development Fund. In particular, the post-doc will be involved in the project COMPRAIL “Techniques and tools for rail competitiveness” of the fourth Strategic Objective “Design and performances of vehicle functions”.
The post-doc will focus on the design and development of optimization modules for rail traffic management. These modules will be integrated in a closed-loop simulation environment for testing and assessing the rail system. The research will focus on both theoretical and methodological aspects, to allow the emergence of new solution approaches. These approaches will have to be effective for the solution of difficult and (very) large instances of hard combinatorial problems.
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 of the COSYS-ESTAS laboratory by providing original ideas, participating to international conferences and producing high quality scientific papers. Good knowledge of C++ and fluency in spoken and written English are essential requirements.
Logistic details:
- Location: Lille-Villeneuve d'Ascq (France)
- Type of Contract: Temporary, 12 months
- Job start date: As soon as possible, not later than July 1st, 2020. - Salary: between 32 000 and 35 000 euro year gross salary
Contact persons:
Joaquin Rodriguez, tel. : +33 (0), e-mail : Paola Pellegrini, tel. : +33 (0), e-mail :
Application procedure, by February 14th:
Via email:
- detailed CV (education, work experience, internships, research projects carried out, publications) - copy of the most relevant publications
- motivation letter explaining how the candidate's CV fits the position requirements and indicating the possible links of the publications chosen with the job description
- one or more recommendation letters

Lille-Villeneuve d'Ascq France Go Industry
14 Feb 2020 18-month postdoctoral position - Shuttle on demand

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18-month postdoctoral position - Shuttle on demand Partners: IFSTTAR, SNCF
Location: IFSTTAR, Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Expected start: At the earliest
Salary: Between 32 000 and 35 000 Euro year gross salary
The research is part of the SNCF work towards the development of new mobility services complementary to conventional rail transport. It takes as a starting point the Autonomous Shuttle project between Nantes and Carquefou (France). It also addresses certain aspects of more generic configurations.
Design and testing of an optimization algorithm for the real-time planning of a dedicated on-demand passenger transport service.
Problem definition
The problem is to plan the shuttle service operating on a dedicated line for passenger transport.
In rush hour, the shuttle service is planned in a periodic manner. This rush hour service defines the sizing of the fleet.
In off-peak hours, the service is on demand: the user connects to the system (through terminals or a smartphone application, for example) and requests a service specifying: the departure and arrival stops, the desired departure time and the number of passengers. This request can be made in real time or in advance. Based on a request to be satisfied, a forecast of available requests, the validated service plan and the current position of the shuttles, the algorithm decides which shuttle satisfies the demand of each user and in which order. If suitable, the shuttles can be organized in convoys. The main constraints to be taken into account are: the maximum travel time; the maximum waiting time; the charge level of shuttle batteries (if electric); the location and recharge time of shuttles (if electric); the constraints of the shift of the drivers or operators (if non autonomous shuttles).
The infrastructure is dedicated and has a simple structure. Several turning points may be available, as well as several garage areas. In the case of electric shuttles, the location of the charging stations is given. Different criteria are critical for evaluating the system performance. In particular, the waiting time of the user, the travel time, and the shuttle utilization. The algorithm considers either one of these criteria or a weighed sum of two or three.
In addition to real-time service planning, the algorithm can be used offline to perform scenario analysis, for example to evaluate the performance of an autonomous shuttle system versus driver-operated shuttles.
Contact person:
Pierre Hosteins, tel. : +33 (0),58, e-mail : Paola Pellegrini, tel. : +33 (0), e-mail :
Application procedure, by February 14th:
Via email:
- detailed CV (education, work experience, internships, research projects carried out, publications)
- copy of the most relevant publications
- motivation letter explaining how the candidate's CV fits the position requirements and indicating the possible links of the publications chosen with the job description
- one or more recommendation letters

IFSTTAR, Villeneuve-d'Ascq France Go Industry
01 Feb 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in informatics – optimization

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At the Department of Informatics there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within the research field of informatics – optimization. The position is for a fixed term of 4 years.

About the department

Digitization of businesses, industry, public administration, and education makes informatics play an increasingly important role in the development of the society. Research and education in informatics are crucial for the digital transformation of the society to succeed. The Department of informatics contributes to this through seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Due to the central role informatics plays in society, the department is in rapid growth, in the number of students, research directions, and employees. We have today about 700 students, more than 50 PhD candidates, and 150 employees, among which 35 are faculty. We recently founded the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of our research and education activities.

About the project/work tasks:

All employees of the department are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. The working environment for this position will be the optimization research group. The optimization research group conducts research and teaching, in a wide variety of theoretical issues and innovative applications of Operations Research (OR), analytics, and data science. For this position, we are looking for an excellent scientist, who has experience in mathematical modelling as well as in developing (meta) heuristics to solve complex combinatorial optimization problems (e.g. in logistics, transportation or energy industries).

The optimization group is growing, and the successful applicant is expected to assist in the development of the group. She/he is also expected to be actively involved in dissemination of scientific results, recruitment of PhD and master students, research seminars, and other activites of importance to the group. The new postdoctoral researcher will be in contact with companies and other research institutes. A substantial part of her/his work will be in close collaboration with other researchers and PhD students, and will involve supervision of master students across a set of research projects. It is expected that in the research work, real-world optimization problems will be analyzed and solved, and that new scientific achievements are reported regularly. Publication of the findings in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences are deliverables of crucial importance.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within in informatics (computer science), mathematics, industrial engineering or a related field. PhD-students may apply if the defence of their PhD-thesis is planned to be completed by 31.05.2020. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
Research experience, both in mathematical modelling and in applying (meta)heuristics and exact solution methods, is a requirement. Past research must be documented in terms of a promising record of publications.
Ability to model and solve complex combinatorial optimization problems is a requirement (e.g. in logistics, transportation, or energy industries).
Experience in industry based projects is an advantage.
Ability to teach OR-related courses at the Master and Bachelor levels is a requirement.
Good programming skills (preferably in C++ or Java) will be an advantage.
Applicants must be able to work both independently and within a team, and to play a key role in the group’s outreach activities (e.g. dissemination, student recruitment, research seminars).
It is an advantage if the applicants have a pro-active, extravert personality: taking initiative and a pragmatic attitude.
Applicants must have strong communication skills, and an excellent command of written and spoken English.
About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of 4 years with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. 25% of the working time will be devoted to activities related to teaching, outreach and communication at the Department of informatics.

Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, the candidate will, together with an appointed mentor, submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a progress plan. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.”

We can offer:

A good and professionally challenging working environment
Salary at pay grade 60 - 65 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 532 300 – 583 900. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:

A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
A brief project description of the research questions that the applicant is interested in working on with some indications of possible ways to attack these questions.
The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted, or planned date for defence of PhD-thesis
Relevant certificates/references
List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge by 01.02.2020

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

For further details about the position, please contact:

Professor Dag Haugland or

Associate Professor Ahmad Hemmati.

For HR related matters, please contact Lene Sørheim

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

University of Bergen Norway Go Academia
31 Jan 2020 Operations Research Developer

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M.A.I.O.R. (MAIOR) è stata fondata nel 1989 e negli anni l’azienda è cresciuta e si è evoluta fino a diventare market leader in Italia per i sistemi di pianificazione dei servizi di trasporto pubblico locale; le aziende di trasporto delle più grandi città italiane usano le nostre soluzioni.
MAIOR progetta e sviluppa soluzioni software basate sui più recenti risultati della ricerca operativa per aiutare le agenzie e gli operatori dei servizi di trasporto pubblico locale, le compagnie aree ed i gestori del traffico aereo ad ottimizzare la pianificazione e la gestione delle risorse aziendali. La nostra storia inizia nei primi anni '70 all'interno del gruppo di Ricerca Operativa dell'Università di Pisa.
Nel 2017 MAIOR entra a far parte di Clever Devices, azienda americana leader nei sistemi ITS (Intelligent Transportation System). Oggi MAIOR è una realtà di oltre cento professionisti che condividono la stessa passione per la tecnologia, la ricerca ed il trasporto pubblico; collaborare con MAIOR significa inserirsi in un contesto in cui la centralità e l'importanza delle Persone sono valori riconosciuti e condivisi.

La presente ricerca è orientata a rinforzare il team di ricerca operativa per il tempo necessario a fare fronte ad un picco di lavoro previsto fino a Luglio 2020, riguardante in particolare un progetto per l’ottimizzazione real time di corse, turni dei mezzi e turni del personale per un servizio di trasporto pubblico locale.
La persona selezionata avrà modo di lavorare nell’ambito della ricerca operativa toccando con mano vari aspetti, avendo modo di concretizzare quanto appreso didatticamente, collaborando a stretto contatto con i Ricercatori MAIOR, professionisti di grande esperienza.

Titolo di Studio: Laurea in discipline scientifiche con tesi o esami affini alla ricerca operativa
Esperienza lavorativa: da valutare
Mansioni previste: Analisi del problema di ottimizzazione del cliente e modellazione, condivisa con il team, di ipotesi di soluzione (analisi di fattibilità, prototipazione, raccolta, verifica e inserimento dati). Sviluppo del codice di produzione secondo la strategia concordata, supporto al test e collaudo di soluzioni.
Competenze richieste (obbligatorie): Conoscenza del dominio della ricerca operativa, buone capacità analitiche e buona conoscenza della lingua inglese. Conoscenza, almeno scolastica, dei principi della programmazione ad oggetti e di almeno un linguaggio tra Java e C++. Ottime capacità relazionali.
Competenze preferenziali: Conoscenze di basi dati. Esperienza pregressa in progetti di sviluppo C++ e nell’utilizzo di librerie/tool di ottimizzazione.
Inizio attività: Novembre/Dicembre 2019
Fine attività: Luglio 2020
Sede di lavoro: Lucca

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