Friday, March 24, 2017

[DMANET] PhD position at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France)

***PhD position at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France)***

The research pursued by the PhD student will concern the development of
new models and original solution methods for the optimization of
planning operations for end-of-life products. It aims at addressing
problems dealing with the newly introduced concept of circular economy
and greenhouse gas emissions, recently raised by the French government.
Companies are currently facing two antagonist objectives. On the one
hand, they must ensure a local economic development that creates wealth;
on the other hand, they must satisfy environmental constraints related
to their production. In this challenging context, one of their major
issues is to minimize the consumption and waste of raw materials while
limiting the use of non-renewable energies.

Meanwhile, new communicating technologies could provide necessary
traceability information about end-of-life products, their state and the
state of their components. This information can help organizing and
optimizing remanufacturing and disassembly processes. The process of
valuing end-of-life products could be economically viable, and therefore
valuable from an industrial point of view.

In the light of the above background, this thesis focuses on the use and
advantage taking of new communicating technologies in remanufacturing
and disassembly systems. The goal is to develop new models and original
solution methods for planning remanufacturing and disassembly systems
that exploit this new procured information, while satisfying both
resource and environmental constraints. The proposed news approaches
will be defined and tested with industrial partners.

*Candidate profile:* Applicants must have a Master Degree (or
equivalent) in Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics or any related
discipline. Applicants should demonstrate good programming skills and a
deep knowledge in combinatorial optimization and integer programming.

*Location:* The PhD student will be located in Gardanne (south of
France, near Aix-en-Provence) in the research group Manufacturing
Sciences and Logistics of the Georges Charpak Provence Campus of the
Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne.

*Duration and assumption of duty:* The position is for three years
starting September 1, 2017 (exact date is negotiable).

*Application procedure:* Please send your application electronically
(preferably as a single pdf file) including a detailed curriculum vitae
and examination results, plus, if available, a list of reference letters
and copies of diploma, to: Nabil ABSI ( or Valeria BORODIN,
( The position will remain open until fulfilled.

These information are also available at :

*** For further questions regarding the position or details on the
research project, please contact Nabil ABSI or Valeria BORODIN.***

Best regards,

Nabil Absi
Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne
Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics Department
Campus G. Charpak Provence
880 avenue de Mimet

Tel: +33 (0)4 42 61 66 56
E-mail :
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