Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Supply Chain Management

Sydney, Australia
13 Dec 2018
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13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

University of Sydney Business School 

  • Join a highly successful, collaborative, supportive and engaged team
  • Contribute to various research projects in collaboration with Australia Post
  • Immediate start, fixed term - 3 years contract, Academic Level B, salary $104K to $123K p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity

Applications are invited for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level B) in the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, within the University of Sydney Business School. The position will contribute to various research projects in the area of Supply Chain Management in collaboration with Australia Post.

iMove CRC is a national research centre which was recently funded by the Australian government (as part of its Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program) as well as the partner industries. iMove CRC draws together the relevant government, industry and research participants to develop transport and logistics technologies and solutions that enable Australian organisations and the country to be more competitive, productive and prosperous. It aims to address challenges and develop solutions in three areas: (1) intelligent transport systems & infrastructure, (2) end-to-end freight solutions, and (3) enhanced personal mobility. The University of Sydney in collaboration with its partner industry, Australia Post, has developed three sub-projects in the areas of facility optimisation, transport planning, and network design.

Under supervision of Professors Behnam Fahimnia and Rico Merkert, the successful candidate will work with the existing teams in the partner organisation to develop innovative solutions and decision support tools, collect data, test the models and solution methods, participate in various workshops and industry seminars, prepare periodic reports, and publish research findings in reputable journals.

About you

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • A PhD degree (or near completion of a PhD) in Operations Research, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or other relevant disciplines;
  • Extensive knowledge of supply chain management, optimisation modelling, linear and nonlinear solvers, and behavioural factors in supply chain decision making;
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research results in high quality research outlets such as books or chapters in books, journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a research team and collaborate with other academics and industry partners;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

About us

The University of Sydney Business School has outstanding reputation for the quality of its research across a wide range of academic disciplines. The School is recognised as one of the leading business schools contributing to business practice, policy and regulation both nationally and internationally. The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) within the University of Sydney Business School undertakes graduate teaching and practical research in transport, logistics, and supply chain management. ITLS is recognised internationally for its research and education programs. The transportation and logistics research in the Business School received the highest possible ranking of “well above world standard” in the latest Australian Government’s research assessment exercise (Excellence for Research Australia).

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2361/1118F to apply.

Closing Date: 11:30pm, 13 January 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.