The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

PhD Candidate in Production Management / Supply Chain Management (IV-218/19)

This job offer has expired

    NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    EngineeringIndustrial engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    28/08/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Norway › Trondheim

We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate in the Production Management research group.

The group aims to support excellence in production management and logistics in industrial supply chains through research and education.  We carry out research and education in areas such as manufacturing logistics, supply chain management, and manufacturing strategy – with a focus on digitalization and sustainability.

We work closely with companies within several sectors, including maritime industry, manufacturing, food and engineering. We have extensive international collaboration and have a state-of-the-art Logistics 4.0 Laboratory.

The position reports to professor Jan Ola Strandhagen

Main duties and responsibilities

The PhD candidate is within the area of smart planning and control, related to an innovation research project in the Norwegian food supply chain. The objective of the innovation project is to develop control models and methodologies for smart, transparent and sustainable operations in food supply chains. Relevant research topics for the PhD scholar include demand planning, real-time production control, replenishment strategies, and planning and control of warehousing activities – enabled by digitalization, business intelligence, data visualization, and smart logistics. For an application to be considered, the applicant must attach a preliminary description of a research plan (maximum 2 pages).

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in production management, supply chain management or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

Other qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills and interest in qualitative perspectives and quantitative approaches
  • Good written and oral English language skills
  • Candidates with Scandinavian language skills will be preferred
  • It is beneficial if the applicant has some previous experience from industry or research in food production or food supply chains

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in close contact with industry
  • Strong writing capabilities

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479.600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering: https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/phd-information

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months after commencement of the position.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jan Ola Strandhagen, ola.strandhagen@ntnu.no, or Professor Fabio Sgarbossa, fabio.sgarbossa@ntnu.no.

About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via www.jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas, certificates and a preliminary description of a research plan (maximum 2 pages) within the application deadline. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of the Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI): https://www.chsi.com.cn/en/. Pakistan applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/pages/home.aspx.

Please refer to the application number IV-218/19 when applying.

Applicants later invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Application deadline: 28 August 2019

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

We educate graduates who can create new products, operate and maintain products, and manage projects. The Department has a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. We conduct wide-ranging research in fields such as technology, energy, product quality and development, and productivity. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hogskoleringen 1

Open, Transparent, Merit based Recruitment procedures of Researchers (OTM-R)

Know more about it at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Know more about OTM-R

EURAXESS offer ID: 437292


The responsibility for the jobs published on this website, including the job description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.


Please contact support@euraxess.org if you wish to download all jobs in XML.