Postdocs Position: Urban Transport Logistics – DTU – Denmark

Study in:Denmark
Deadline: 1 February 2018

Postdocs Position: Urban Transport Logistics: The Department of Management Engineering (DTU Management Engineering) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invite applications for two Postdoc positions in the area of urban transport logistics and electric mobility. The Postdoc will be a part of the EUFAL research project funded by the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET programme on ”Electric Mobility Europe” (EME).

The overall purpose of the EUFAL research project is to define measures and policies to promote the use of electric vehicles in city logistics (commercial transport). This includes electrification of existing vehicle fleets in logistics systems, and optimisation of these systems towards the use of electric vehicles. The project seeks to develop a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience for actors within industry, policy and research.

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes, through innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health. The Postdocs will be part of the division of Management Science at DTU Management Engineering. The division for Management Science is internationally recognised for operations research within transport, health care, financial engineering and maritime logistics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidates will work with applied research within the area of city logistics and electro mobility. More specifically, the candidates will be dealing with the introduction of electric vehicle fleets in two selected case companies in the city of Copenhagen, and the optimization of their logistics and transport activities. This while considering the traffic environment, the traffic congestion and energy consumption within the framework of the socio-economic conditions of the urban structure.

The specific research area of the postdoc should be able to contribute to the following tasks:

  • Design of simulation models to examine the operational performance of selected case studies
  • Implementation of a proof-of-concept analysis tool based on simulation methodology
  • Evaluation of the impacts of the case studies to propose a specific course of action for the case companies
  • Assessment of the potentials of the proposed methods using the simulation tool in order to develop a generic framework model

Candidates should hold the following qualifications:

  • Educational background and MSc & PhD degrees within e.g. industrial engineering and management, transport and logistics, supply chain management and/or applied operations research
  • Interest in city logistics, electro-mobility and supply chain management
  • Interest and experience within development of simulation models (e.g. discrete-event based simulation)
  • Relevant publication track record and participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas

Candidates should have a quantitative background and documented experience within programming/simulation modelling. Experience with techniques for multi-criteria decision-making is seen as a plus.

Furthermore, the successful candidate should also have demonstrated their ability to promote and disseminate research results to both academic and non-academic audiences.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Allan Larsen,, tel.: +45 4525 6073, Associate Professor Dario Pacino,, tel.: +45 4525 1512, or Associate Professor Michael B. Barfod,, tel.: +45 4525 1540.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 February 2018 (Local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimization of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models, and methods. Through our research and teaching, we ensure an innovative, competitive, and sustainable organization and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health, both domestic and abroad. DTU Management Engineering has approximately 400 employees, including around 90 PhD students. More than 20% of our employees are from abroad and a total of 38 different nationalities are represented at the Department.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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