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Postdoctoral Position in Production and Operations Management

ETH Zurich. Zurich, 30.08.2017

The Chair for Production and Operations Management at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich is offering a

Postdoctoral Position in Production and Operations Management

We are looking for an excellent and motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in operations management who would like to contribute to the Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM) at ETH Zurich. The primary criteria for employment is research and scholarship at the highest level of scientific quality, measured by potential for near-future publications in top POM journals. The Chair is prioritizing cutting-edge empirical research with high relevance. The Chair welcomes applications in different domains of POM (but excluding operations research / mathematical modelling). Candidates with expertise in one of the following focus areas of the Chair may be prioritized:
1. Productivity improvement – from the factory floor to global networks (for example, lean programs, quality management, process improvement, etc.).
2. International operations management (for example, configuration and coordination of global factory networks, etc.).
3. Application and management of new technologies in manufacturing (for example, smart factories, Industrie 4.0, digitization of manufacturing, etc.).
Entrance and duration: Entrance Spring 2018. There is flexibility concerning the starting date to accommodate the selected candidate. Limited contract. ETH Zurich rules apply.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree from a recognized university (or will be close to completion), strong analytical and writing skills; background in conducting empirical research; strong team player skills, industrial experience is beneficial but not a prerequisite. Proficient oral and written English skills are expected. The successful candidate can expect a full-time position with a very competitive salary in a highly motivated and small research team offering an excellent research environment. The successful candidate should contribute to the activities of the Chair.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a CV, statement of motivation, objectives and research interests (1-2 pages), transcripts of all obtained degrees (in English), names and contact information of three references and two publications until December 1, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal: Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Should you run into difficulties when submitting your application please send an email to for advice.

For further information about the Chair of Production and Operations Management please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Torbjörn Netland at (no applications).

ETH Zurich
8006 Zurich