Research Scientist for Logistics and Supply Chain Optimisation

Job openings

Research focus: Logistics and Supply Chain Optimization, Knowledge and Information Services
Courses of study: Informatics, Industrial Engineering and Management, Business Mathematics

Job Description

The FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. It also qualifies young researchers for their career in academics or business as well as self-employment. For the research focus "Logistics and Supply Chain Optimisation" we are looking for a research scientist to fill the position that is initially limited to two years.

Your responsiblities will include:

  • Applying scientific methods and approaches to practical problems
  • Modelling and solving of logistic problems by means of exact or heuristic methods
  • Participation in industrial projects with prospect of taking over project management and contact management tasks

Our Offer

  • An exciting mix of research and industrial projects on the topic of supply chain and transport planning with SMEs and big firms such as BASF SE, PTV AG, Dillinger, Lufthansa Cargo or various representatives of the automotive industry
  • Consistent support with personal skills development
  • Multi-faceted training possibilities and flexible, family-friendly working hours
  • Integration into international networks, a number of professorships at KIT and associated spin-off companies and partners
  • A pleasant working atmosphere in close proximity to the KIT campus in the Karlsruhe city centre
  • Remuneration according to the German public service salary scale TV-L West and according to your responsibilities as well as attractive fringe benefits
  • Possibility to do your doctorate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at the Institute of Operations Research (IOR) with Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel or at the Institute for Material Handling and Logistics with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Furmans

Your Profile

  • Degree in business mathematics, industrial engineering and management, informatics or a similar subject with a focus on operations research or optimisation theory
  • Competence in analysis, modelling and algorithms
  • Experience with modelling environments such as OPL Studio or AIMMS or a simulation tool such as AnyLogic is a plus
  • Interest in applied scientific work
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in German and English


We are looking forward to receiving your PDF application. Please send your email to Mrs. Miriam Busch to, indicating the reference "Mitarbeiter LSO" and enclosing the following attachments:

  • Cover letter and CV
  • Diplomas and certificates

Job Description

Please feel free to contact Dr. Boris Amberg (+49 721 9654-316) if you have any questions regarding the position.