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Post-doctoral researcher in Operations Research at the University of Luxembourg

  • 1.  Post-doctoral researcher in Operations Research at the University of Luxembourg

    Posted 05-19-2022 03:28

    The Department of Economics and Management within the University of Luxembourg is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to conduct research in operations research / operations management.

    Your Role...

    The post-doctoral researcher will be working within the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) and support the newly established Computational and Visual Education (CAVE) Lab. In particular, the post-doctoral researcher will be in charge of:

    • Publication of articles in scientific journals in the area of OR/OM
    • Supporting industry-oriented research as well as outreach activities
    • Prototyping interactive dashboards that visualise outputs of decision models developed at the CAVE Lab as well as guiding software developers in the process


    We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in operations research, operations management, industrial engineering, or related domains.

    In particular, the following requirements apply:

    • Strong interest in operations management and use of data, algorithms, and computational techniques for modeling problems in operations management
    • Strong data science and machine learning skills
    • Proven ability to autonomously conduct research at a post-doctoral level
    • Proven ability to work individually as well as part of a team
    • Willingness to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English is a must; knowledge of French or German will be considered an advantage
    • Excellent communication and writing skills

    In Short...

    • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extendable)
    • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week 
    • Foreseen starting date: September 2022 (negotiable)
    • Location: Kirchberg 
    • Job Reference: UOL04810 


    The yearly gross salary for a full-time post-doc is approx EUR 77,000. Additionally, we offer:

    • An exciting international and multilingual research environment
    • Excellent facilities including personal workspace at the University
    • Travel opportunities for training and learning
    • The University is an equal opportunity employer

    How to apply...

    Applications should be submitted online and include:

    • A motivation letter with a description of research interests and plans for the coming two years (2 pages max)
    • An academic CV including publications, conference presentations, etc.
    • A copy of the PhD diploma or a letter indicating the expected defense date
    • Copy of a publication with the applicant as lead author
    • Link to a git repository that demonstrates ability to code
    • The name of two references, their current position and relationship to the applicant.

    Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by May 31, 2022 although the position will stay open until filled. For more information concerning this position, please contact Professor Nils Löhndorf (


    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    About us...

    The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its "international outlook," #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.


    The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

    • Department of Law
    • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
    • Department of Finance


    Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg's world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

    Benny Mantin
    Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    University of Luxembourg