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Career Level:
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Doctorate or PhD
Job type:
Full time

Postdoc Researcher in Operations Research/Operations Management - ESMT Berlin

About this job
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ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. The business school is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.

You will be expected to work on a research program that develops integrated analytical frameworks for decision/choice making with applications to retail, supply chain and on-line service operations. This is a novel, cross-disciplinary program that involves decisions and choice behavior, product/service line design, assortment planning, price and revenue optimization. 

You are qualified because you
  • hold a PhD or an equivalent degree in Operations Research, Operations Management / Industrial Engineering or another relevant discipline such as Behavioral Economics/Industrial Organization,
  • possess a record that demonstrates your research potential,
  • have strong modeling, analysis and optimization skills,
  • have knowledge or interest in behavioral models and in particular rational inattention (knowledge in information theory would be asset as well)
Commencing any time after June 2017, this research position is for two years. We are flexible with regards to the starting date to accommodate the selected candidate.

What we can offer you 

We offer one of the most international working environments in the heart of Berlin where you will work closely with Prof. Tamer Boyaci (Michael Diekmann Chair in Management Science and Director of Research). As a member of our team, you find an open-minded, collegial, inspiring, and goal-oriented atmosphere. At ESMT, communication channels are short and hierarchies are flat. 

We are looking forward to receiving your application in English via e-mail (Subject: Postdoc) including:
  • Motivation letter stating your salary expectations and your date of availability
  • CV, including the contact information for at least two references
  • Relevant certificates
  • Non-EU citizens without a proper work permit will need to apply for one
Wilina Carter
Human Resources Manager
ESMT European School of Management and Technology GmbH

Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin 

Founders and benefactors
Airbus Group, Allianz SE, Axel Springer SE, Bayer AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände e.V., Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Deutsche Post AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, E.ON SE, GAZPROM Germania GmbH, HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank AG, innogy SE, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, MAN SE, McKinsey & Company Inc., Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, SAP SE, Siemens AG, The Boston Consulting Group, thyssenkrupp AG
Job keywords/tags:  Operations Research , Operations Management , Behavioral Economics , Industrial Organization , Industrial Engineering , Optimization , Rational Inattention , Information Theory