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Research Assistant/Associate in Supply Chain Analytics (Fixed Term)


A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory to work on Supply Chain Analytics.

The focus of the project is to develop analytics approaches for improving operational performance in supply chain operations, using a combination of data driven and distributed modelling techniques. The post-holder will help develop prototype software systems which can demonstrate the ability to improve supply chain configuration. The project aims to extend these prototypes into applications or methods to be used within actual operations within industry, as well as measure and evaluate the effectiveness of these in a real environment.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are a PhD (or close to obtaining a PhD) in Engineering, Computer Science or related scientific discipline, and research experience in all or some of the following areas:

  • Machine learning/ Data science
  • Supply Chain Planning and Management
  • Optimisation
  • Writing software programs and developing prototype systems for demonstration and experimental learning.

Experience is also required in writing high quality journal articles and presenting research at conferences and seminars to reveal research findings.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

This post is available from 01 October 2019 until 31 March 2021.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges:
Research Assistant: £26,243 - £30,395
Research Associate: £32,236 - £39,609

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Rebecca Fowler (dial-admin@eng.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM20431 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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