Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to join the Operations and Industrial Engineering group at the Business School and to collaborate on multiple projects. These projects focus on establishing a transdisciplinary, diverse stakeholder ecosystem that sustains critical supernodes of communication and manufacturing capacity during crisis response. These projects aim to support companies pivoting during crises such as COVID-19 by supporting: i) expansion of domestic supply chains and global market competitiveness; ii) faster translation of innovative designs for manufacturing high demanded products; and iii) finally support future workforce education. To achieve these goals, we will work with industries and government agencies involved in PPE production during the COVID-19 crisis to get the data and then model a resilient ecosystem of partners in manufacturing supply chains to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and improve supplier cooperative and network building capabilities. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in supply chain management, game theory, economy, microeconomic, and optimization.
The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in the following areas:
It is expected that the applicant will take the lead in writing of manuscripts and grant applications, make positive scholarly contributions that are of mutual interest with the principal investigator, Dr. Sara Saberi, and also productively interact with collaborators at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, MIT Lincoln Lab, MassTech Collaborative, and other partners.
We are looking forward to your application! All applications or inquiries should be sent by email to Dr. Sara Saberi (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your application should include a cover letter describing your experience in detail and research interests related to this position, a detailed CV including a publication list, and contact details of 3 references.
Salary and Conditions at WPI:
This postdoctoral position for 1 year (with a possibility for extension) is available immediately. WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance, and much more.
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem-solving, and change-making.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.
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