University of Luxembourg

Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Operations Management

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The Department of Economics and Management of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a PhD candidate to conduct research in supply chain management.

Your Role...

The doctoral researcher will be working under the supervision of Professor Benny Mantin, but may work with any of the professors at the LCL. The doctoral researcher’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the fields of operations management and supply chain management. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be jointly-supervised with another university. Suggested themes of the PhD include, but not limited to, supply chain coordination, inventory management, revenue management, transportation and logistics, and sustainable operations. The candidate is, however, welcome to suggest any other topic that fall within the expertise the faculty members of the LCL. The doctoral candidate will contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

The doctoral researcher will benefit from being part of large research group comprising several PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers working on related topics in the diverse domains of operations management. Being part of the project will allow the doctoral researcher to enhance his/her knowledge-base and experience; working on the various aspects of the project will not only strengthen his/her academic profile, but also give him/her access to (and the chance to critically engage with) diverse experts in the field. The doctoral researcher will be based at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) that is part of the Department of Economics and Management and is a member of the MIT global Supply Chain And Logistics Excellence (SCALE) network.


We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated interest in operations management and the application of theory to practice-driven challenges. In particular, the following requirements apply:

  • A Master’s Degree in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, economics or related fields
  • Familiarity with programming languages (e.g. Matlab, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge of econometrics theory and tools (e.g., Stata) is an asset
  • Excellent command of English
  • Strong communication and writing skills

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Foreseen starting date: A soon as possible
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference: UOL04812

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 37.101,36 (full time)

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises)
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning
  • The University is an equal opportunity employer

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A motivation letter
  • A research proposal that outlines research question(s) and how the candidate plans to address and execute the research plan
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable
  • A transcript of concluded university studies
  • Copy of thesis. If your thesis is not in English, please provide an extended abstract of your thesis in English (3-4 pages)
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Benny Mantin, email:

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by April 1, 2022

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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