Postdoc position in big data analytics in freight transport

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Deadline: 15 Sep 2024

This postdoctoral position is an excellent opportunity for an independent and motivated researcher interested in the analysis of Big Data for freight transport. Chalmers University of Technology is well known for its excellent research and education, it has been ranked 2nd in Europe in the subject of Transportation Science & Technology in 2023 according to Shanghai's Global Ranking, and has a strong collaboration with industry and the public sector.

Information about the departments
As a postdoc, you will participate in research at Technology Management and Economics as well as the Mathematical Sciences Departments at Chalmers. You will collaborate with leading researchers focused on sustainable freight transport management as well as on mathematical optimisation modelling and methodology. Additionally, you will engage with our local networks, such as the Urban Freight Platform, Northern Lead, and Chalmers Transport Area of Advance as well as various international networks.

Major responsibilities
While we currently enjoy rich datasets in the transport area, the potential of Big Data in this field still offers many opportunities, ranging from methodological to prescriptive research. You will conduct research on the opportunities of Big Data for freight transport by developing methods of analysis—providing insights to societies and paving the way for further research in this area.

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with strong quantitative foundations who is aiming to become a consolidated researcher. You must have a doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Operations Research, Management, Economics, or similar subjects.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). Exceptions from the 3-year limit can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave or military service*.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

* The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two/three years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with 20240366 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-09-15

For questions, please contact:
Ann-Brith Strömberg, Full Professor of Mathematical Optimization, Department of Mathematical Sciences
[email protected]

Ivan Cardenas, Assistant Professor, Service Management and Logistics
[email protected]

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture. With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Through global commitment and entrepreneurship, we foster an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with wider society.
Chalmers was founded in 1829 and has the same motto today as it did then: Avancez – forward.

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