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Postdoctoral Position / Scientific Assistant: Production and Operations Management

ETH Zürich

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Postdoctoral Position / Scientific Assistant: Production and Operations Management


The Chair for Production and Operations Management at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich is offering a

Postdoctoral Position / Scientific Assistant: Production and Operations Management

We are looking for an excellent and motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in operations management who would like to contribute to the new Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM) at ETH Zurich. The primary criteria for employment is research and scholarship at the highest level of scientific quality, measured by potential for future publications in top POM journals. The Chair is prioritizing cutting-edge empirical research with high relevance.

The Chair welcomes applications in different domains of POM (excluding operations Research / mathematical modelling). Candidates with expertise in one of following focus areas of the Chair may be prioritized:

1. Productivity improvement - from the factory floor to global networks (for example, lean programs, quality management, process improvement, etc.).

2. International operations management (for example, configuration and coordination in global factory Networks, etc.).

3. Application and management of new technologies in manufacturing (for example, smart factories, Industrie 4.0, digitalization of manufacturing, etc.).

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree from a recognized university (or will be close to completion), strong analytical and writing skills; background in conducting empirical research; strong team player skills, industrial experience is beneficial but not a prerequisite. Proficient oral and written English skills are expected. The successful candidate can expect a full-time position with a competitive salary in a highly motivated and small research team offering an excellent research environment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the activities of the Chair.

Entrance and duration: Entrance February 2017. There is flexibility concerning the starting date to accommodate the selected candidate. Limited contract. ETH Zurich rules apply.

For further information contact Prof. Dr. Torbjörn Netland at tnetland@ethz.ch (no applications please) ..

Applications including a CV, statement of motivation, objectives and research interests (1-2 pages), transcripts of all obtained degrees (in English), names and contact information of three references and two publications should be submitted as pdf in our electronic application System. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application before December 23, 2016.

We are looking forward to your electronic application (Button "Apply now"). Please address your application to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Ueli Lott, Human Resources, Leonhardstrasse 21, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland.