Three-year Postdoctoral Position in Small City Logistics

Centre for Shipping and Logistics at NHH The Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway, invites applicants for a three-year postdoctoral position in small city logistics. The position is part of a project funded by the Research Council of Norway and is carried out in cooperation with Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at The University of Bergen, The City of Bergen, Vestland County, The Norwegian Road Authorities, Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Port of Bergen, and Nordic Edge.

The main goal of the project is to analyze freight transportation, particularly the last mile, from a regulatory perspective. We try to better understand how freight in small but logistically complicated cities (caused, for example, by topography or the city being medieval) should be handled as both internet shopping and the inner-city population increase. What roles do the regulation of freight deliveries play in keeping such cities sustainable and good for people to live in?

As part of this analysis, we use variants of classical OR optimization models (typically VRPs) to mimic the market reactions to different regulatory measures, much like micro models are used in economics to understand macro phenomena. The postdoctoral position is part of this analysis.


The candidate must hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in operations research, industrial engineering, discrete optimization, or something equivalent.

NHH offers

  • Competitive salary depending on level of competence/length of service
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good pension and welfare benefits (e.g., parental leave)

If you are interested, please contact Professor Stein W. Wallace at [email protected]. Position is open until filled. Starting time: Within 6 months, but earlier is preferred. Please send CV, relevant articles and reference letters (emails OK) or named people that can be contacted.