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Postdoctoral Researcher in Production and Operations Management in Zürich

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The Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM) at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher.

The Chair of POM at ETH Zurich conducts empirical and innovative POM research with high relevance. Our purpose is to deliver research that matters and teaching that inspires with the determination of developing better operations in industry and society. The current focus areas of the Chair of POM are:

  1. Operational Excellence. Lean, quality management, organizational routines, dynamic capabilities, agile, and change management.
  2. Smart Manufacturing. Application of digitalization, machine learning, analytics, and other Industry 4.0 technologies in POM. 
  3. Global Operations. Configuration, coordination, and improvement of global production networks.
  4. Behavioral Operations. The role of the human in POM.
Job description

We offer a full-time position with a competitive salary in accordance with . The position will help the candidate advance his/her academic career. The main activity of the job is research, with an emphasis on publishing in top general management, industrial engineering, and POM journals (for example, JOM, POM, M&SOM, Management Science, AMJ, SMJ, etc.). The candidate can expect limited teaching and service duties. There is flexibility concerning the starting date to accommodate the selected candidate’s availability. The contract is limited to 2-6 years. ETH Zurich rules apply.

Your profile

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a background in operations management, industrial engineering, or general management, who would like to contribute to the Chair of POM. The Chair of POM welcomes applications in related empirical domains (industrial engineering, strategic management, or innovation management) but excluding mathematical modeling/OR.

The successful candidate has a Ph.D. degree from a recognized university (or will be close to completion), strong research and writing skills experience with empirical research, and strong team player skills. Industrial experience is beneficial but not a prerequisite. First-rate oral and written English skills are required. The successful candidate will become part of an ambitious research team offering an excellent research environment. The working language is English.

ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Applications including a CV, a statement of motivation and research interests (1-2 pages), transcripts of all obtained degrees (in English or German), names and contact information of three references, and two selected publications should be submitted.

Deadline: We review applications continuously until the position is filled, so a quick submission is recommended. As long as this posting is online, please consider it open.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about POM Chair can be found on our website . For any further information, please contact Mrs. Martina Wenger mkwenger@ethz.ch (no applications).

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