Jan 3, 2010

Doctoral student in Engineering Logistics, Lund University, Sweden

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Lund University invites applications for the following position:

Doctoral student in Engineering Logstics
For further information please contact: Docent Dag Näslund, +46-46-2229151, dag.naslund@tlog.lth.se or professor Andreas Norrman, +46-46-2229150, andreas.norrman@tlog.lth.se

More information: www.tlog.lth.se

The position is focused on supply chain management (SCM) research with a specific emphasis on information sharing and visibility in supply chains. The doctoral student will actively participate in a research project with the overall goal to develop a framework for information sharing in supply chains. The research project will include aspects such as to determine an accurate picture and existing benchmark level in terms of SCM integration, information sharing and visibility; to investigate what kind of information organizations want to potentially share with other members of the supply chain, and thus establish a pragmatic picture of the desired levels of supply chain visibility. The project will be done in interaction with industry. A first goal is a licentiate degree. The scientific area for the position is within logistics, supply chain management and operations management. The work will also be undertaken in connection to similar research at the VINNOVA Excellence Centre NGIL (www.ngil.se, Next Generation Innovative Logistics) in Lund, that builds on close cooperation with 15 companies. The work will be undertaken in a department with PhD-students and supervisors working with research on both Supply chain Visibility and other different aspects related to logistics and SCM. Within the position comes duties to work with teaching and administration 20% of the time.

Employment as a Doctoral student can only be granted if you have been accepted to the postgraduate student program. Acceptance to the postgraduate student program is based on the estimated ability to perform well in your postgraduate studies. This is also one of the basic criteria for employment. Furthermore you need a valid university degree at advanced level (MSc) within a relevant study program.

The selection of applicants will be based on an assessment of the ability of the applicant to benefit from their studies. The applicant’s ability to benefit from their studies will be judged mainly on their academic results at undergraduate (BSc) and advanced (MSc) level.
Special attention will be paid to the following:
1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the proposed area of research. These may be demonstrated by written documents or a personal interview.
2. The assessed ability of the applicant to carry out independent research, and his or her ability to formulate and tackle scientific problems. The assessment can be based on the applicant’s master’s dissertation and discussions with the applicant.
3. Verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English
4. Other experience of relevance to postgraduate studies, e.g. professional experience.

For this particular position a Master-degree in Engineering corresponding to 270 ECTS (including Bachelor) is required. Preferred type of education would be M Sc in Industrial Management and Engineering (I), Mechanical Engineering (M) or similar education with specialisation in logistics or Supply chain management. (Also 2 year Master programs in logistics or supply chain management would be relevant). Further studies in Information system is positively evaluated. For this position an interest for qualitative (e.g. case research) and cross-disciplinary research is preferable. Research results are to be presented and published internationally, as well as nationally, which makes the ability of oral and written communication in both English and Swedish of great importance. Because the position includes a certain amount of teaching and administration (approximately 20%), personal, pedagogical and administrative ability will be taken into account. As our courses partly are given in Swedish, ability to teach in Swedish is positively evaluated. Personal ‘fit’ with the position will be taken into consideration.

As a Doctoral student you will mainly be working with you research project, but you can also be given more general tasks within the department i.e. teaching, research and administrative work, in accordance with the regulations. Rules for employment as a Doctoral student is stated in "The Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5".

Lund University encourages especially women to apply for the position.

Your application should contain the following documents:
-Letter of application including the correct reference number for the position PA 2009/5078 . (The application should be written in Swedish or English.)
-Curriculum Vitae
-Copies of certificates and copies of any other document that you wish to include in your application.

The application should be addressed to the Faculty of Engineering and sent to: Registry Office, Lund University, P.O. Box 117, SE-221 00 LUND or registrator@lu.se (use pdf-format and pack all your attachments in one file).

Last day for applying is: January 26, 2010

/Kristina Fors, Personnel Officer


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