Research Fellow in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£35,559 per annum
22 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
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 45 months
Salary Full time starting salary: £35,559 per annum
Apply by 03/10/2022

Role Description 

We welcome applications from skilled, passionate and committed researchers who can contribute to a new European project (ECO-READY). The ECO-READY project will develop a real-time surveillance system, an Observatory offered as an e-platform and as a mobile application aiming to provide real-time assessments for the food system, and update forecasts frequently and consistently. The Observatory will be available to society, policymakers, the scientific community, and the agri-food industry. It will be integrated with a network of 10 Living Labs producing knowledge-based resilience strategies to develop appropriate tools.

About the Role

We would like to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the ECO-READY project which aims to “Achieve Ecological Resilient Dynamism for the European food system through consumer-driven policies, socio-ecological challenges, biodiversity, data-driven policy, sustainable futures”.

About You

You will already have a Doctorate (or be very close to completion) in logistics, supply chain management, operations management or a related field and you will command strong expertise in qualitative research. We also welcome applications from individuals with expertise in food supply chain management and food systems. The successful applicant will be part of this exciting project and 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. With excellent communication skills, you will be also expected to analyse policy reports, disseminate and communicate appropriate policy recommendations and develop business and sustainability plans.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact 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 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. The Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group is based in SoM and it is one of the largest faculty groups in Europe in that area of expertise. Group members are publishing world leading papers, they are developing their international thought leadership profiles and they are also very successful in research and consulting income generation. Find out more for the Group here:

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Michael Bourlakis, Head of the Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group, on +44 (0) 1234758561 or on


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Closing date for receipt of applications: 3rd October 2022