Senior Researcher Supply Chain Innovation: Specialisation autonomous driving

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Location: Vlissingen


Specialisation: autonomous driving

Logistic flows and connections, zero emission, digitalisation and robotisation and autonomous transport. These are the themes on which the Supply Chain Innovation research group of HZ University of Applied Sciences focuses. As a senior researcher, would you like to contribute to innovations to make the logistics chains in the region more efficient, competitive and sustainable? And would you like to work together with governments, businesses and other knowledge institutions so that your practice-based research has a real impact? Then apply for a position at HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen.

Your work as a senior researcher
Your main task as a senior researcher is to direct and initiate multidisciplinary, innovative and long-term research programmes. Your specialisation is autonomous transport and logistics systems. Would you like to think about the use of an autonomous vehicle at Kloosterboer's terminal or participate in the current project to have an autonomous boat sail between the station and the centre of Vlissingen? If so, then you will use your expertise and passion for technology to find opportunities for research projects in the field of autonomous driving.

The lectureship focuses on logistic integration at terminals and in the supply chain. New business models, the necessary partnerships between stakeholders and combined applications of autonomous and manual systems in companies are other points of attention. The big challenge in the coming years is to deploy autonomous systems effectively and safely in mixed traffic situations on closed sites.

The research agenda is constantly evolving. To this end, the group works together with Zeeland Connect and Greening Corridors, a national collaboration of knowledge institutes, governments and the business community.

Curiosity, enthusiasm, a practical focus, and involvement with the field and students are important qualities that you will recognise yourself in. Because, based on analysis, you develop a portfolio of research projects, build a network of relevant stakeholders, identify innovation needs and formulate and acquire new research questions. You apply newly acquired knowledge in education, because working with students keeps you sharp. The valorisation and publication of research results is a matter of course for you.

The Team
You work in a diverse and compact team led by a lector. The team has existed for several years but is still developing. Therefore, you also coach and guide other colleagues in the team.

Working at HZ University of Applied Sciences: the personal university of applied sciences
With 4,800 students, 600 staff and 25 degree programmes, HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ) 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
With your experience as a senior researcher in technical and/or logistics research, you can start working on research projects immediately. Because of your experience with conducting scientific research, you are able to initiate, lead and carry out interesting research projects.

You also have the following:

- A completed PhD in a relevant field;

- Broad experience with research and/or consultancy in relevant fields of knowledge;

- Knowledge of and experience with the methodology of quantitative research and design science;

- Work experience in research projects involving multiple stakeholders;

- English language proficiency at Cambridge Proficiency level.

Grow with us
We believe that future-proof education begins with our employees. That is why, in addition to a vibrant work environment, we also offer:

- A fixed-term contract for the duration of one year in the position of lecturer in higher education. Renewal of this appointment depends on personal performance and formative space;

- A gross monthly salary in scale 12, between €4715.81 and €6064.86 for full-time employment;

- 8.3% year-end bonus, 8% holiday allowance and possibly an allowance for travel expenses and/or working from home;

- The opportunity to work on your personal and professional development;

- Freedom and autonomy in your work.

How to apply
Are you the practically oriented and curious researcher? Then press the apply button and send in your application before 4 July 2022. Would you first like to receive some more information? Ask your question to Wolfert Otte (Research group coordinator) via 06-15050821.

Interviews will take place on 8 July 2022.

At HZ University of Applied Sciences we have the recruitment of our new colleagues under our own management.