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University of Cologne
University of Cologne
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Ph.D. Position in Behavioral Operations Management

at the Department of Supply Chain Management and Management Science
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Ph.D. Position in Behavioral Operations Management

at the Department of Supply Chain Management and Management Science
With approximately 50,000 students, the University of Cologne is one of the largest universities in Germany and ranks among the Excellence Universities. It employs over 600 professors and 7,000 academic and non-academic staff.

The Department of Supply Chain Management and Management Science has rich experience in supply chain management. Researchers of the department have conducted outstanding research projects and published their research works in international top journals.


  • Participate and conduct research within the joint project between the University of Cologne, Germany and Tsinghua University, China, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The project topic is Behavioral Analysis of Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Study theoretical models, design of laboratory experiments, and data analysis
  • Active participation in research communication, academia seminars, and conferences
  • Publication of research in leading academic journals
  • The candidate is supposed to spend a research stay in China


  • Excellent Master‘s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering or similar subjects
  • High motivation to conduct research in the fields of Behavioral Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Interest in game theory and statistics
  • Interest in programming in, e.g., Python and Java
  • Good English language skills
  • Ability to collaborate nationally and internationally
  • Learning ability, team spirit, and independent working ability


  • a good starting point for academia career development
  • a diverse and fair working environment
  • support in reconciling work and family life
  • flexible working time models, full-time positions suitable for job sharing
  • extensive advanced training opportunities
  • occupational health management offers
  • local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees
The position is available from 01.07.2018 on a part-time basis (75% position/29,87 hours). It is limited to four years. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group TV-L 13 of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. Women are expressly encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We expressly welcome applications from individuals with severe disabilities or people of equivalent status. Severely disabled applicants of equal merit and qualifications will be given priority.

Please send your convincing application including CV, personal statement, copies of transcripts and degree certificates (optional letters of academic references) by e-mail (in one pdf-file) with the reference number WISS1801-20 to Stephanie Rauscher (stephanie.rauscher@uni-koeln.de). The application deadline is 31.05.2018.

Closing date: 31.05.2018
Closing date: 31 May 2018 Published on academics.com on date 5 April 2018
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