Postdoctoral Researcher H2020 project

Project description
SELIS is a network of logistic communities’ specific shared intelligent information spaces termed SELIS Community Nodes. SELIS Community Nodes are constructed by individual logistics communities to facilitate the next generation of collaborative, responsive ...

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38 uur


Project description

SELIS is a network of logistic communities’ specific shared intelligent information spaces termed SELIS Community Nodes. SELIS Community Nodes are constructed by individual logistics communities to facilitate the next generation of collaborative, responsive and agile green transportation chains. SELIS Community Nodes link with their participants’ existing systems through a secure infrastructure and provide shared information and tools for data acquisition and use, according to a 'cooperation agreement'. Connected nodes, provide a distributed common communication and navigation platform for Pan European logistics applications. Each Node decides what information wishes to publish and what information wants to subscribe to. The SELIS Community Node concept represents the evolution of a longline of research in this area. The fundamental principle is that it provides a ‘lightweight ICT structure’ to enable information sharing for collaborative sustainable logistics for all at strategic and operational levels.

SELIS is aimed at delivering a ‘platform for pan-European logistics applications’ by:

  • Embracing a wide spectrum of logistics perspectives and creating a unifying operational and strategic business innovation agenda for pan European Green Logistics.

  • Establishing an exceptionally strong consortium of logistics stakeholders and ICT providers, that can leverage EU IP from over 40 projects so as to create proof of concept Common Communication and navigation platforms for pan-European logistics applications deployed in 8 living labs representing the principal logistics communities.

  • Establishing a research and innovation environment using the living labs to provide data than can be used for discovery of new insights that will enable continuous value creation supporting the large scale adoption of SELIS.

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive candidate with a PhD degree which should preferably be in the field of Supply Chain Management / Operations Management and Information and Communition Technology, or a closely related field. Successful candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of working experience with contract research and project and process management, preferably in EU projects. In addition, the candidate should possess strong communication skills in English and preferably also in Dutch. He/she should have strong organizational skills; he/she should be able to keep deadlines. The candidate should take initiative, be able to work independently, and function well in a team. He/she should like to travel within the Netherlands and within Europe and collaborate with researchers with different nationalities.



The postdoctoral researcher’s appointment will be originally for the period of one year, with the possibility for prolongation. The appointment preferably commences on November 1, 2017. Extension of the contract for another year is subject to satisfactory performance after the first year and availability of external funding. The gross full-time monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for postdoctoral researchers at Dutch universities, scales 10 and 11, ranging from € 2,588 to € 4,757. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end of year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable. A part-time appointment (3 to 4 days a week) can be discussed.

Additional information

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, invites applications for a contract researcher position in the H2020 project ‘Towards a Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space’ (SELIS). RSM is a partner in the SELIS project, which consist of a consortium of 38 partners. The contract researcher will conduct part of the research in SELIS, such as developing a feedback system on logistics performance. Also, he/she will be responsible for writing and compiling project deliverables, with the input of different partners in the consortium.

Job applicants

Interested candidates should forward their CV along with the names and addresses of two references to Marcel van Oosterhout ( and Rob Zuidwijk ( The deadline for application is October 1, 2017.

About the School

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 research-based business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

Research Environment

The position is in the department of Technology & Operations Management. Within this department, we have a strong tradition in conducting research that is inspired by business challenges and is often carried out in close cooperation with companies. The SCM Section of the Department of Technology & Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management offers a high profile MSc Program in Supply Chain Management, one of the world’s best ranked master programs in Supply Chain Management. The SCM section has a large, young, and highly international faculty.


Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and has Europe’s biggest port. It is vibrantly international, accommodating some 600,000 people (1.2 million in the greater metropolitan area) from 160 different countries. Its landscape is modern, with high rising towers and creative architecture. In addition to being an important business and logistics hub, the city also has an extensive cultural, restaurant, and entertainment scene. Rotterdam is the gateway to Europe, as Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, and many other great destinations can all be reached in a few hours. The capital city of Amsterdam is less than an hour away by train or car. The Lonely Planet included Rotterdam in the top 10 places to visit in 2016!

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


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