Research Assistant (f/m/d) – PhD student / Postdoc part-time (75%)

The Department of Business Studies and Economics of the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau is recruiting a

Research Assistant (f/m/d) – PhD student / Postdoc
part-time (75%)

The initial contract is for 4 years (starting as soon as possible) with the option to be extended. You will be working at the Chair of Logistics (Prof. Timo Gschwind), which applies and develops Operations Research methods for the analysis and solution of questions arising in transportation and logistics.

Your tasks include:

  • Support of research and teaching (supervision of tutorials and exercises, bachelor and master theses, administration)
  • Independent scientific work
  • The position serves the purpose of academic qualification

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) with above-average grades in a quantitative-oriented field such as mathematics, computer science, industrial engineering, management, or economics
  • Profound knowledge in discrete optimization and in the development of algorithms, in particular, the implementation of Operations Research methods (e.g., in C, C++, or Java)
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • The ability to explain complex facts in an understandable way and to work independently as well as in a team

We offer:

  • The possibility to actively design the research and teaching activities of the chair
  • The possibility of attending international scientific workshops and conferences
  • An open working atmosphere in a young and highly motivated team
  • Flexible working time arrangements and well-equipped workplaces
  • The payment is based on the German state employee’s salary scale (E 13 TV-L, 75%, an increase to 100% is sought and subject to additional funding)

RPTU stands for the diversity of all employees. We welcome applications from all interested parties, regardless of their ethnic and social origin, age, religion, gender, disability, and sexual orientation or identity. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference in cases of equal suitability (please add proof). RPTU aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented.

To apply, please email your CV (including research interests) to Prof. Dr. Timo Gschwind as soon as possible. Additional information and documents should be sent on request.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by August 31, 2023.