Postdoc Integrated logistics operations for offshore wind farms (1.0 fte)

The postdoc position is part of the research project ‘Sustainable service logistics for offshore wind farms’ ( In this project the postdoc will work together with companies, permanent staff and ...

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Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 4757 per maand


The postdoc position is part of the research project ‘Sustainable service logistics for offshore wind farms’ ( In this project the postdoc will work together with companies, permanent staff and a number of PhD researchers. The research project is funded by the NWO programme Sustainable Logistics.

The goal of the research project ‘Sustainable service logistics for offshore wind farms’ is developing new innovative methods for the sustainable design and operation of service logistics for offshore wind farms. This project is composed of several work packages that cover network design, advanced maintenance strategies, coordination of transportation, as well as collaboration and governance aspects. In each work package, new methods will be developed that can serve as enablers for an improved service logistics process, thereby combining theoretical challenges in Operations Research with practical and societal relevance.

The postdoc researcher will be developing analytical and simulation models for integrated supply chain decision making in planning and control of logistics operations in offshore wind farms. To be able to achieve the best possible logistics performance for servicing wind farms, resources such as parts, tools and technicians must be available at the right places, available in the right amounts and optimally deployed, and their logistic movements should be coordinated. Furthermore, all stakeholders should support the different decisions. The postdoc researcher will build models to analyze the relationships between the various logistics aspects as well as the robustness of the designed network for service operations. Besides the main research activity, the researcher will also create links to other work packages, and will provide support to project partners in their valorization efforts.


• PhD in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or related fields (please note that candidates who will defend their PhD not later than 1 March 2018 are also invited to apply)
• strong academic record as evinced by curriculum vitae and list of publications
• demonstrated competences for quantitative modeling
• a background in logistics or supply chain management is appreciated
• candidates should be fluent in English
• affinity with or experience in working in business or service settings is a plus.


The University of Groningen offers a starting salary depending on qualifications and work experience between € 2,588 (salary scale 10 Dutch Universities) and € 4,757 gross per month (salary scale 11) based on a full-time position. The full-time (1.0 fte) appointment is temporary for a period of two years. In addition, the university offers a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% end of year bonus.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae until 10 November / before 11 November 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

Dr Jasper Veldman

Prof. Ruud Teunter


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