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Postdoc Openings at the University of Houston

  • 1.  Postdoc Openings at the University of Houston

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    Position Description

    The Supply Chain and Logistics Technology (SCLT) program at the University of Houston seeks qualified candidates for two postdoctoral research associate positions under the supervision of Dr. Zhijie (Sasha) Dong, who will be joining the program as an Associate Professor in Fall 2022.

    This appointee will focus on research in the area of emergency management and disaster response, by developing mathematical models and solution methods. One position is mainly supported by a research grant from the Department of Energy (DOE).  For more information about Dr. Dong and her research interest please visit

    The appointee will be responsible for 1) conducting research and taking leadership in writing proposals and research papers; 2) developing collaboration with other research teams, public agencies, and industry partners; 3) co-supervising student projects and basic administrative support.  The appointee will have the chance to be involved in the projects with National Science Foundation, DOE, Texas Department of Transportation, and Japan Science and Technology Agency.

    The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of an extension for additional years. The expected start time for this position will be immediate. Preferences will be given to candidates who are already in the United States.

    Required Qualifications

    • PhD degree in OR, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or closely related fields.
    • Knowledge of mathematical modeling, optimization algorithms, and statistics
    • Familiar with programming and optimization software (e.g., CPLEX and Gurobi).
    • Good writing and presentation skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in writing proposals.
    • Strong programming skills, particularly C++ or Java.
    • Knowledge of stochastic programming and/or machine learning

    Application Procedures

    Please email CV (including a list of publications and contact information of two references) and a short paragraph of research interests to Dr. Sasha Dong at  

    About University of Houston

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized the University of Houston as a research university with very high research activity.  The University of Houston is a public research university that is located on a park-like campus a few minutes from the Houston city center. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and the University reflects this diversity. It is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and it has been recognized as the one of the most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. In addition, the University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities to receive National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

    Zhijie Sasha Dong
    Associate Professor
    Houston TX


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