Wednesday, December 21, 2016

[DMANET] Postdoc in Container Terminal Optimization

Postdoc in Container Terminal Optimization
The Department of Management Engineering invites applications for a position as Postdoc in Operations Research with a focus on Container Terminal Optimizaiton.

The Department is looking for a flexible and enthusiastic candidate, who is willing to be a part of a pilot research project on how operation research techniques can be used to boost collaboration between container carriers and container terminals. We are interested in optimizing the ship handling operations by exploiting synergies between the container vessel stowage plan and the scheduling of the cranes in a container terminal. The project is to be run in collaboration with APM Terminals in Aarhus, which will be providing data and details about the current planning practices.

The postdoc appointment is of the total of 1 year from the starting date. Being a pilot project, the candidate will also have the possibility of participating on the writing of the next funding application, and eventually on the execution of the defined project.

Responsibilities and tasks
The applicant will be responsible of the development of optimisation models and/or algorithms for the ship loading problem. An integrated container to transport vehicle assignment and scheduling problem.

There will be possibilities to contribute with lectures to the teaching within the area.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. A good knowledge of operations research techniques including: mathematical modelling, heuristics, metaheuristics and matheuristics. The applicant should also be able to program in an efficient programming language such as Java or C++.

The research team has a Linux server available for performing computational experiments, thus knowledge of the Linux environment would be a plus but not a requirement.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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 upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Dario Pacino, tel.: +45 4525 1512, email

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 2 January 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open and follow 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.

The Department of Management Engineering actively researches in the development of management tool and optimization of processes by utilizing and re-thinking engineering driven methods, models and perspectives. It has a staff of 300 including around 70 doctoral students. The Department has close collaboration across a number of sectors including Danish and international partners from industry and public authorities as well as leading international universities.

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 10,600 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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