Postdoc in the Reconfigurable Digital Supply Chain

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Materials and Production a position as postdoc in the Reconfigurable Digital Supply Chain is open for appointment from 1st of April 2019 or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of two years. Department of Materials and Production (MP) is a wide-ranging research and educational environment at Aalborg University. The Department's mission is to meet the future's demands for new materials and production systems by directing the whole value chain from basic material understanding, materials' applications in mechanical constructions, industrial production and management. The department has several strong, international and innovative research groups, which comprise everything from basic science to strategic and applicable research. The activities encompass research as well as education within materials, mechanics, physics, production technique, and industrial management and innovation. Benefitting the industry and additional collaborators, several innovative and unconventional collaborations have been and are developed through interdisciplinary co-operations. Thereby, as an employee at the Department you will become a part of an international research environment, where focus is on innovation, knowledge sharing/building and interdisciplinary collaborations.   

Job description

Research will be within the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The position is in the domain of the Reconfigurable Digital Supply Chain, with a particular attention to operations configuration and reconfiguration. With an outset in the need for supporting supply chain interoperability and responsiveness, we expect the candidate to work with the integration and automation of various business and manufacturing processes/systems across the supply chain. Thus, the main topic is integrated configuration of products, processes, and manufacturing systems.

Your role will not only be a source of inspiration and a facilitator of change, but a leader and driver of innovation, sustainability and competence development in the area. This means that the position builds on continuous contact and collaboration with the business community and authorities in order to achieve societal changes and renewal through knowledge development and innovation.

Work duties

The position is researched-focused, consisting of approximately 50% research and innovation, 40% teaching, and 10% of administration workload. In other words, the tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Conducting scientific research that meets high international standards, publishing in scholarly outlets, and communicating the results of your research to industry and to the society at large.
  • Participating in the process of obtaining external research funding for research and innovation projects.
  • Actively making contact, collaborating, and building networks with industry, higher education institutions, and actors in the wider society. The candidate will be connected to the national research and development platform MADE ( and will with an outset in this collaborative forum be expected to build a basis for his/her future research and outreach profile.
  • Contributing to the competence development of students by providing research-based teaching, supervision, and curriculum development within the themes of Operations & Supply Chain Management at the BSc and MSc levels.
You may obtain further professional information from Professor MSO Brian Vejrum Wæhrens, +45 29103738,

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail  or phone (+45) 9940 7553.
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here. 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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Online application - some good advice

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