The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) conducts research and educational activities with a number of different companies, organizations, and governments. These include over 50 corporate sponsors of CTL’s Supply Chain Exchange as well as various hosting governments/organizations for our three international Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Centers in Europe, Asia, and South America. MIT’s Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network of research and education centers has multiple postdoctoral positions to support research activities in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America in the area of transportation, logistics and supply chain management.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) (2 openings), to conduct research and educational activities with a number of companies, organizations, and governments. These include over 50 corporate sponsors of CTL’s Supply Chain Exchange and hosting governments/organizations for its three international Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Centers in Europe, Asia, and South America. The objective of the CTL research team is to introduce and mainstream new concepts and approaches to practitioners and thought leaders. Responsibilities include creating, supporting, and disseminating new knowledge in logistics, supply chain management, transportation, and related fields; actively participate in both academic- and practitioner-oriented conferences, symposia, and meetings; the generation, submission, and acceptance of research-oriented papers in peer-refereed scholarly journals, academic proceedings, trade journals, and CTL working papers; full participation in all CTL-sponsored corporate outreach and educational programs, including teaching executive- and graduate-level courses; participating in existing research and developing original research topics; working with the other Global SCALE Centers in Europe, Asia, and South America in research, educational, and outreach activities; and other duties as needed.
A Ph.D. in transportation, operations management, logistics, supply chain management, general management, or related fields; comfort analyzing large sets of data that include statistical analysis, optimization, simulation, and/or visualization; excellent communication and presentation skills; relevant supply chain, international operations, logistics, and/or transportation research experience; strong grounding in an academic environment and with proposal writing; ability to work with both industry and government agencies; experience working without significant on-going, hands-on guidance and direction; and willingness to contribute to CTL's broader mission. Seek a recognized thought leader within the logistics and supply chain management field.
All positions command a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Starting dates are negotiable.
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