20 Oct 2020

Research and Teaching Assistant / Ph.D. Position (f/m/d) in Business Analytics and Operations Research

The Chair of Production Management (https://www.bwl.uni-mannheim.de/en/stolletz/) in the Area Operations at the Business School of the University of Mannheim invites applications for a Ph.D. position. The starting date is 01.01.2021 or later.

The Chair’s research focuses on the development of methods in Business Analytics and Operations Research, specifically

• Performance analysis and optimization of stochastic systems,
• Applications of KI methods, or
• Combinatorial or nonlinear optimization

with projects in Industry 4.0, airport operations, automotive production, workforce planning, or management of distribution centers. The research project is funded by the German science foundation (DFG) and will analyze service levels in make-to-order (MTO) systems with deadlines. Beside the work on a research project, the Ph.D. student supports the team in teaching and administration.
The ideal candidate finished her/his studies (or is close to finishing) in Business Analytics, Operations Management, Operations Research, Management Science, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, (Applied) Mathematics or related fields with very good results. Individuals with advanced skills in business analytics, especially in stochastic modeling, or in optimization algorithms, or in artificial intelligence are encouraged to apply. High-potential candidates are expected to have excellent English language skills or excellent German language skills.

The University of Mannheim Business School is Germany’s premier business school and provides an outstanding international research environment. The chair actively supports collaborations within the international research community.
The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification.
Please send your application with the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, overview of previous academic achievements, etc.) in written form or via email until November 30th, 2020 to

University of Mannheim
Chair of Production Management
Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz
68131 Mannheim
Phone: 0621 1811 578
E-Mail: application.prod@bwl.uni-mannheim.de
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