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RWTH Aachen - LS Operations Management

We are looking to fill the position of a research assistant / PostDoc in the field of “Optimization of alternative fuel supply chains” at the earliest opportunity. In a young and highly motivated team you can expect exciting activities in the areas of research and teaching.  

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (w/m/d)

Work­ing field:

  • Deve­lop­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of mathe­ma­ti­cal models for the pre­scrip­tive ana­ly­sis of com­plex glo­bal sup­ply chains
  • Pre­sen­ta­tion of results at inter­na­tio­nal con­fe­ren­ces
  • Pre­pa­ra­tion of sci­en­ti­fic papers for highly-ran­ked peer-reviewed jour­nals
  • Active col­la­bo­ra­tion in the Clus­ter of Excel­lence "The Fuel Sci­ence Cen­ter”, fun­ded by the Ger­man Rese­arch Foun­da­tion
  • Sup­port in tea­ching and super­vi­sion of stu­dent the­ses


  • You hold a Mas­ter’s degree or PhD in Ope­ra­ti­ons Rese­arch, Manage­ment, (Indus­trial) Engi­nee­ring, Com­pu­ter sci­ence, Mathe­ma­tics or a com­pa­ra­ble field.
  • You have pro­found know­ledge in the field of Ope­ra­ti­ons Rese­arch, both in the deve­lop­ment of mathe-mati­cal models and sol­ving these using stan­dard sol­vers (Gurobi, CPLEX or Xpress) and ide­ally in the imple­men­ta­tion of solu­tion methods.
  • You have exten­sive know­ledge of a hig­her pro­gramming lan­guage.
  • As part of your stu­dies you have acqui­red know­ledge in the areas of pro­duc­tion, logistics and sup­ply chain manage­ment.
  • Your work is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by initia­tive, self-moti­va­tion, com­mit­ment, abi­lity to work in a team, and social skills.
  • You have very good com­mand of the Eng­lish lan­guage.

What we of­fer:

The posi­tion is 2 years and is to be fil­led as soon as pos­si­ble. An exten­sion for ano­t­her year is inten­ded.

This is a full-time posi­tion.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date has the oppor­tu­nity to pur­sue a doc­to­ral degree.

The salary cor­re­sponds to level TV-L 13.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from all sui­ta­bly qua­li­fied can­di­da­tes regard­less of gen­der. We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, dis­ab­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­p­re­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The princi­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit. RWTH Aachen is an equal oppor­tu­nities employer. We the­re­fore ask you not to include a photo in your app­li­ca­tion. For infor­ma­tion on the collec­tion of per­so­nal data pur­suant to Arti­cles 13 and 14 of the Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­tion (GDPR), please visit:

How to ap­ply:

For further details, please contact
Dr. Tristan Becker
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 23835

Please send your application by January 15, 2020 to
Lehrstuhl für Operations Management
Prof. Dr. Grit Walther
RWTH Aachen University
Kackertstr. 7
52072 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.