Research Manager for Combinatorial Optimization, Belgium (Full-Time)

Applications are welcome to the above-stated position (research manager for Combinatorial Optimization) at KU Leuven University in Belgium.

The research manager for Combinatorial Optimization will establish a new line of research, as well as support and further extend and valorize CODeS’ research at an international level in the domain of operations research. More specifically this includes the following responsibilities:

The candidate will initiate, attain, and coordinate research project ideas. This includes knowledge acquisition of relevant national and international research programs, participation in project idea initiatives, negotiations with industrial partners, and defining project plans. He/she will manage research projects and activities by tracking the project progress, by attending and organizing project meetings, and by participating in and organizing project collaboration initiatives.

Also, She/he will contribute to the inception and development of proofs-of-concept to demonstrate and evaluate research results, and you help to mature the most promising results towards prototypes. contribute to the development of the research strategy within the CODeS research group, and you translate the policy plan into operational goals.

Vacancies

The research manager for Combinatorial Optimization will establish a new line of research, as well as support and further extend and valorize CODeS’ research at an international level in the domain of operations research. More specifically this includes the following responsibilities:

  • The candidate will follow and assess relevant internal and external developments within the research domain of operations research; his/her focus is on research topics directly coupled to optimization with human resources.
  • Recruit, coach, and evaluate researchers, candidates define the work planning and contribute to the creation of an inspiring environment for conducting creative, innovative research.
  • He/she coordinate and align research programs and activities and contribute to the creation of fitted research infrastructure.
  • By attending and organizing conferences and workshops, candidates expand CODeS’ national and international network in research and industry.
  • Candidate publishes research results, conduct lectures, and participate in relevant working groups on a national and international level.
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Salary

Ku Leuven offers an attractive salary, corresponding to the candidate’s level of experience.

Job Requirements
  • D. in Operations Research or Computer Science.
  • Experience in the management and execution of national and international research projects.
    Experience in research projects in collaboration with industry.
  • A track record of academic peer-reviewed publications that have a demonstrable impact.
    An international network spanning both industry and academia.
  • Experience as a post-doctoral researcher in executing research and guiding Ph.D. students.
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral.

Additionally, knowledge and experience in the following research domains are needed:

  • Discrete optimization algorithms, specifically heuristic methods (local search, metaheuristics), exact methods (integer programming), and hybrid methods (metaheuristics)
  • Modeling human resource characteristics and their implementation.
  • Broad industrial and societal problem domain expertise, including scheduling, vehicle routing, and timetabling in logistics and healthcare.
  • Efficient implementations of optimization algorithms in one or more modern programming languages.
Application Process
  • For detailed information on how to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2021

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