Researcher-lecturer Logistics Engineering: Specialisation Autonomous driving

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Location: Vlissingen, the Netherlands


As a researcher, will you help shape the transition to autonomous transport in Zeeland? Would you like to think about the use of an autonomous vehicle at the terminal of Kloosterboer or participate in the current project to sail an autonomous boat between the station and the centre of Vlissingen? Then apply to the vacancy of researcher in the Supply Chain Innovation research group at HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen. Here you will be doing practice-based research that has real impact.

Your work as a researcher
You will be part of a research group in which everyone has their own specialisations. You will contribute to research in the field of autonomous transport. You enjoy working with a diverse network of companies, platform and industry organisations, knowledge institutions and regional governments. You see the innovation needs of your stakeholders and answer their research questions. In this region, the lines are short. This makes it easy to establish and maintain contacts. You like to be in this playing field with different interests, because that is what makes this work so interesting.

You immediately pass on the knowledge you acquire to students in educational projects and lessons. This is inspiring and challenging. You also succeed in putting your research results into words, so that you can publish them in scientific and professional journals.

Autonomous Transport
With your specialisation in autonomous transport, you and your colleagues research the application possibilities and impact of autonomous vehicles and vessels. Supply Chain Innovation focuses on the application and integration of new technology, new business models, digitisation and robotisation in logistics. In addition, adapting the supply chain to social challenges is an important focus.

Much is happening in the region in the field of autonomous transport. Many parties have joined forces in the Living Lab Autonomous Transport and FieldLab Autonomous Sailing. With them, you work on innovation projects for connected and automated transport. The research agenda is constantly evolving. To this end, the group works together with Zeeland Connect and Greening Corridors, a national collaboration of knowledge institutions, governments and the business community.

The Team
You will work in a diverse and compact team led by a lecturer. The team has been in existence for several years but is still developing.

Working at HZ University of Applied Sciences: The personal university of applied sciences
With 4,800 students, 600 staff and 25 study programmes, HZ University of Applied Sciences in Zeeland can be called a small, personal university of applied sciences. We offer bachelor's programmes, master's programmes, postgraduate programmes and associate degrees. In addition, our professorships and knowledge centres conduct practice-based research on the themes of vitality, food, energy, water and bio-based solutions. Working at HZ means working in a lively environment where no two days are the same. Where lecturers know the names of their students. And where the lines are short. Whether you work as a lecturer, caretaker, marketing assistant, ICT officer, P&O advisor or financial manager: together with your colleagues you form a team of professionals who prepare our students for the (international) labour market. And did you know that we have been in the top three of the best universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands for years?

It's in you
You have a natural gift for creating structure, working in a project-based manner and distinguishing between headaches and side issues. You get energy from taking on projects and cooperating with your colleagues, study programmes and external stakeholders. Curious, driven and practically oriented, that's you. You feel involved with the field and the students. You also have:

  • A completed relevant master's degree or PhD;
  • an interest and affinity in supply chain management
  • Knowledge and experience of the methodology of qualitative research or design science;
  • English language skills at Cambridge Proficiency level.

Grow with us
We believe that future-proof education starts with our employees. Therefore, in addition to a lively work environment, we also offer you:

  • A temporary appointment of one or two years depending on the match with our projects in the position of lecturer. Extension of this appointment depends on personal performance and formative space;
  • A gross monthly salary in scale 11 between € 3881.09 and € 5332.48 for a full-time appointment;
  • 8.3% year-end bonus, 8% holiday allowance and possibly a reimbursement of travel expenses and/or home working allowance;
  • The opportunity to work on your personal and professional development;
  • Freedom and independence in your work.

Are you the practically oriented and curious researcher? Then apply before 4 September 2022 via the application button. Do you prefer more information first? Ask your question to Wolfert Otte (research group coordinator) via 06-15050821 (after 28 August).

Interviews will take place on 15 September 2022.

At HZ University of Applied Sciences we recruit our new colleagues ourselves.