UK:Research Associate in Management Science at University of Strathclyde

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Faculty: Strathclyde Business School (

Reference No: R78/2013

Salary Range:£29,541 – £36,298

Fixed term (36 months)

Closing Date: Sunday, 8 September 2013

Modelling Resilience and Robustness of Manufacturing Supply Networks

Efficient and effective manufacturing supply networks are essential to the functioning of the global economy. The Management Science Department of Strathclyde Business School has been awarded a major research project by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of a large collaboration to study new approaches to modelling, analysing and understanding the resilience and robustness of supply networks in the presence of uncertainty and risk. A Research Associate is required to play a leading role in the project, contributing to fundamental modelling of uncertainty within supply networks.

Eligibility:Candidates must have the ability to undertake original research on supply network modelling. Relevant backgrounds may be in operations research, mathematics, statistics, computer science or industrial engineering. A relevant PhD is essential. The Research Fellow will also be part of a lively group of researchers in risk and reliability modelling in the Management Science department at Strathclyde. The project offers an exciting opportunity to work with academic partners at the Universities of Bristol, Coventry and Nottingham as well as industrial and business partners including Rolls-Royce, Dynex, Tricorn Group, PA Consulting, Nautricity, and DSTL.

To Apply: Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees, who will be contacted before interview without permission unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit, as a single document, a CV cover letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

More Information: Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our websiteInformal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Lesley Walls, (0141 548 3616/

Note: Formal interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday, 24 or Wednesday 25 September 2013.

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