Research Fellow in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 per annum
17 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Management
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 57 months
Salary £33,309 per annum
Apply by 12/02/2021

Role Description

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) is recognised as one of the most established and prestigious UK business schools, with 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. It is known for its excellence in leadership development, its deep-rooted relationships with organisations of all kinds, and its focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice.

SOM has a strong tradition in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. The Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group is one of the largest faculty groups in Europe in logistics, procurement and supply chain management. Members of the Group are research active and their research interests include, inter alia, marketing logistics, inventory management, risk and resilience, big data and supply chain analytics, reverse logistics, procurement, food and retail supply chains, agile supply chains, collaboration and relationships, sustainability, simulation and modelling, Supply Chain 4.0, manufacturing supply chain. The members are publishing in top ranked journals and are developing their international thought leadership profiles. We are also very successful in research and consulting income generation.

We would like to appoint a Research Fellow to work on a new Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) project entitled “Co-production of healthy, sustainable food systems for disadvantaged communities”. We welcome applications from individuals across the logistics, supply chain and operations management field and we are particularly interested for applicants with expertise in food supply chain management and qualitative research. You will already have a Doctorate (or be very close to completion) in logistics, supply chain management, operations management or a related field.

The appointment will be for 57 months as it is funded by this BBSRC project. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct, inter alia, literature reviews, interviews and focus groups, to complete relevant data analysis and reports and to publish journal papers.

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Michael Bourlakis, Head of the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Group Email:; phone: +44 (0) 1234758561.